HIV is a virus that can be transmitted through unprotected sex, sharing needles, or from an HIV-positive mother to her baby. The Shingles first sign of HIV is flu-like symptoms. These symptoms include fever, sore throat, nausea, and headache.
Other symptoms include
- A person with AIDS will have one or more opportunistic infections because their immune system has been weakened by HIV.
- If you are showing signs of HIV but are not experiencing any symptoms then you should get tested for the virus.
- One way to tell if someone has AIDS is if they have a CD4 count below 200 cells per microliter of blood for at least six months.
- Rashes may also appear on the skin as a sign of HIV infection. This rash can be red or purple in color and it may itch.
Symptoms of HIV and When They Occur
HIV is a virus that causes AIDS. It is spread via the exchange of bodily fluids such as blood, semen, or breast milk. The virus can also be transmitted through the use of needles and syringes contaminated with HIV.
There are no symptoms for HIV in the early stages of infection. However, when the virus becomes active, there are definite symptoms which may include:
- Fever and/or night sweats
- Rash on the skin or in the mouth
- Swollen lymph nodes in neck, armpits or groin area (caused by inflammation)
- Tiredness and fatigue.
Live Healthy Habits to Avoid Getting HIV
We all know that HIV is a virus that can be transmitted through unprotected sexual contact, sharing needles or syringes, and from mother to child during pregnancy, labor and delivery.
In the United States, about (1.1 million) people are living with HIV infection. One in seven of them don’t know they have it because they don’t have symptoms.
HIV is spread mainly by:
- Unprotected sex with someone who has HIV.
- Sharing needles or syringes with someone who has HIV.
- Mother to child during pregnancy, labor and delivery (also called perinatal transmission).