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what are the first symptoms of aids...?

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doctor would just like to ask you that what are the first symptoms of aids...?? i mean the minimum and maxium time it takes to develop symptoms of hiv.?


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replied May 13th, 2011
HIV and AIDS Answer A22955
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The symptoms of HIV and AIDS vary, depending on the phase of infection.

Within the first few weeks
When first infected with HIV, you may have no signs or symptoms at all, although you're still able to transmit the virus to others. Many people develop a brief flu-like illness two to four weeks after becoming infected.

Signs and symptoms may include: Fever, Headache, Sore throat, Swollen lymph glands, Rash


YEARS LATER:
You may remain symptom-free for years.
But as the virus continues to multiply and destroy immune cells, you may develop mild infections or chronic symptoms such as: Swollen lymph nodes , Diarrhea, Weight loss, Fever, Cough and shortness of breath

PROGRESSION TO AIDS:
If you receive no treatment for your HIV infection, the disease typically progresses to AIDS in about 10 years. By the time AIDS develops, your immune system has been severely damaged, making you susceptible to opportunistic infections — diseases that wouldn't trouble a person with a healthy immune system.

The signs and symptoms of some of these infections may include: Soaking night sweats, Shaking chills or fever higher than 100 F (38 C) for several weeks, Cough and shortness of breath , Chronic diarrhea, Persistent white spots or unusual lesions on your tongue or in your mouth, Headaches , Persistent, unexplained fatigue, Blurred and distorted vision , Weight loss, Skin rashes or bumps.

If you think you may have been infected with HIV or are at risk of contracting the virus, you might seek medical counseling as soon as possible.



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