People often look for signs for being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A fragile immune system cannot risk opportunistic infections, such as the infection of the coronary virus, tuberculosis virus and candidiasis. If you find yourself having the following symptoms, you may be infected with HIV, and you should consult a doctor immediately to control the disease and the spread of the virus at an early stage.
Pay attention to these symptoms of HIV infection:
Shortness of breath
Persistent and unexplained fatigue
Repeated fever, or fever for more than 10 days
Easily bruised or bleed
Having an unknown curd white plaque or lesion on tongue or mouth
Skin rash or pimple
Most of these symptoms occur 1 to 2 months after the virus enters the body and last for 1 to 2 weeks. Sometimes the symptoms are mild and even disappear after a few weeks, much like a cold, but it does not mean that the infected person has recovered. After symptoms disappear, the virus remains in the body, can lurk for several years and is contagious. Therefore, if there are signs of HIV infection or suspected of being exposed to HIV, they should be tested as soon as possible.
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When will HIV become AIDS?
When CD4 cells in the body drop significantly to 200, the patient has entered phase 4 HIV infection and may also have tuberculosis, cancer or pneumonia. HIV infection is called Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. When HIV infection develops into AIDS, the mortality rate becomes very high, with an average of only three years remaining, and if other diseases are unfortunate, it drops to one year. Hence, it is important to look for early signs of HIV.
Determination of post-infection treatment
Thanks to advanced medical technology, the lifespan of people living with HIV and AIDS is increasing. Now more complex medications, commonly known as cocktail therapy, are used to treat and control the disease. However, the drug used may have side effects, so it is not possible to stop the drug without permission or reduce the amount of the drug.