Friday, August 22, 2008

Symptoms of HIV/AIDS


Top Ten Symptoms of HIV/AIDS
1. Depression
2. Diarrhea
3. Thrush- yeast-like fungi commonly found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, intestinal tract, and vagina, which can become clinically infectious in immune-compromised persons
4. Weight Loss
5. Lipodystrophy (Fat redistribution syndrome)
6. Sinus infection
7. Fatigue
8. Nausea and Vomiting
9. Lactic Acidosis- lactic acid builds up in the body due to the destruction of mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell.
10. Peripheral Neuropathy- burning and tingling of the feet and hands


First, please do not to rely on the HIV symptoms as stated in this post to establish whether or not you are infected with the HIV virus, because these symptoms are similar to symptoms of many other diseases. The primary symptoms are actually flu-like symptoms. The best way to know whether you are positive or not is to have an HIV test done.



  • Primary HIV Infection
    fever
    headache
    pain in the limbs
    sore throat
    swollen lymph nodes
    fatigue
    loss of appetite
    diarrhea
    skin rash



  • Asymptomatic HIV Infection
    In this phase, which can last 8 to 9 years, there are no symptoms at all. Nevertheless, in this period of time the HIV virus is reproducing itself and keeps destroying the immune cells.



  • Symptomatic HIV Infection
    long-lasting swollen lymph nodes
    permanent night sweat
    long-lasting diarrhea
    persistent fever
    severe weight loss
    fungal diseases
    dermatitis
    dry cough and breathlessness
    chronic fatigue

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