Within a month or two after entering the body, the HIV virus causes flu-like symptoms in 40-90% of the people, but these symptoms can sometimes not appear for years. Here are the most common ones:
- Frequent mild fever
- Dry cough – this is the earliest sign of an HIV infection
- Inflamed joints
- Constant fatigue – one of the most common symptoms of HIV
- Diarrhea and nausea – 40% of the HIV infected suffer from diarrhea in the early stages of the infection
- Over 60% of people experience night sweats in the early stages of the infection
- Skin rashes
- Cognitive disorders
- Herpes on the mouth is a common sign of an HIV infection in the latter stages
- Genital herpes and cold ulcers are expected in the early stages of the infection.
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, you need to visit a doctor immediately!