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What The Symptoms Of Aids
Often no symptoms: The symptoms of HIV infection in a subtle or mild case is usually nothing. This is why many people don't find out that they have HIV until after many years. However, as the immune system gets worse over time, the person may develop symptoms, like fevers, night sweats, weight loss, or enlarged lymph nodes. Untreated HIV infection can lead to aids, which is associated with a poor immune system. ...Read more
See below: The symptoms depend on the stage of disease. Acute HIV infection may present with flu like illness and then there may be no symptoms for years. The symptoms of aids depend on many things like cancer, secondary infections, malnutrition and may be fever, diarrhea, skin sores, pneumonia and more. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more
Many: Aids is a virus that attacks the immune protection system of the body. Aids victims can get more infections, especially uncommon ones including an unusual one called kaposis sarcoma. They are weakened, frequently lose weight, and when untreated almost any part of the body is at risk. Current therapy can now attenuate this problem and in the 1st world it is now a chronic, not deadly illness. ...Read more
AIDS symptoms: There are no specific symptoms typical of aids. Outside of acute HIV syndrome, which has several ways of presenting, some of which are like infectious mononucleosis, the disease remains silent until the immune system has been damaged enough so that opportunistic infections appear. The same thing applies to children and adults. ...Read more
The symptoms many: There are many symptoms of aids and this depends upon the degree of infection- the level of cd4+ t-cells the cells that control the immune response and the "viral load" the amount of active virus in the body. Remember that the trensmission of the HIV virus is by bllod or sexual activity and not simply being "close". If you are concerned, the best procedure is an HIV test. ...Read more
...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. If concerned about HIV exposure, see a doctor about getting tested. There are effective treatment options for hiv. ...Read more
Incorrect: You do not get HIV disease from kissing, hugging, touching or other non-intimate activities with an hiv+ person. It is not easy to get HIV disease and requires, sexual activities, blood transfusion, needle sharing during illicit drug use, organ transplantation or accidental transmission in hospital settngs (getting stuck with needles, being bled on, the or personnel during surgery, etc.). ...Read more
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say exactly what are the common symptoms in someone with aids. Some people may have absolutely no symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Typical common symptoms may be very nonspecific, such as fever, weight loss, cough, or rash. As you can tell, these may also represent a typical cold or flu. Thus, the general recommendation is if you are concerned about hiv/aids, get tested. ...Read more
AIDS: This is variable and will depend upon the particular infection or malignancy that appears. These are generally illnesses we call "opportunistic" because the deficiency in resistance created by HIV or other causes allows organisms that will not generally infect normal individuals to take hold and produce disease, when they get the opportunity. ...Read more
HIV/AIDS: Hiv is the causative virus; aids is the end result of HIV infection. Acute HIV syndrome is described as a flu or mononucleosis-like illness. Opportunistic infections is late stage. First off, get tested if unsure for confirmation and, if positive, get under the guidance of a specialist. ...Read more
Too many to list: There are some classic symptoms and signs, such as weight loss, fever, chronic diarrhea, and thrush. But people with aids can get one or more of a long list of opportunistic infections, each of which has its own symptoms. What matters is that no one should develop aids, which can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment, not to mention HIV prevention. ...Read more
May be none: Symptoms may be totally non-existent for years after getting HIV infected, because most are a result of prolonged progressive damage to the immune system. Signs are predominantly laboratory data, showing decrease in cd4 counts, increased viral loads, etc. There may be physical findings of enlarged lymph nodes or spleen but these are quite variable. ...Read more
Many: Hiv is the virus that causes an infection that in its advanced stages is aids which has so many symptoms and signs that it can present as essentially anything. Herpes simplex usually presents as little groups of uncomfortable blisters, but has other presentations as well depending on location and the person's immune status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If each partner you engage with has had multiple partners, then it is like you are having sex with all their partners as well. If any of them have a sexually-transmitted disease, they are sharing it with you. Initially there are no symptoms for hiv/aids. As the virus overwhelms your body, fatigue, rashes, unusual infections can present themselves. Use protection and get yourself tested. ...Read more
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