HIV or AIDS is responsible for destroying CD4 cells in the human body. CD4 are a particular type of white bold cells that helps the human body to fight infections and diseases. HIV kills the CD4 cells which make the immune system weaker and our body fails to fight infections. HIV infection can remain in the body for years before it develops into AIDS.
Early Symptoms of HIV Infection
HIV virus multiplies in the body and destroys the immune cells gradually which may lead to chronic symptoms or mild infections such as fever, diarrhea, swollen lymph, gradual weight loss, shortness of breath and cough.
If the body receives no treatment in the early stages, the infection develops to AIDS in 10 years of time. By the time the infection grows, immune system may be seriously damaged and the body will be susceptible to a series of opportunistic infections.
Some of the symptoms of such infections include: severe sweating in night, cough, high fever of more than 100 F (38 C) or shaking chills, headaches, distorted or blurred vision, bumps or skin rashes, weight loss, unusual lesions or white spots on mouth and/or tongue, severe fatigue and diarrhea.
These are the symptoms that would never affect a person with a healthy immune system. It is recommended to seek immediate medical counseling if an individual is infected with HIV virus.
The symptoms of AIDS or HIV may vary amongst individuals and depends on the phases of the infection.
Symptoms of Aids
AIDS patients get sad which is quite common but if the condition stays for weeks without any improvement then it is described as clinical depression. This call for quick medical attention or it may aggravate.
Mouth gets coated with a bad taste and doesn’t go away so easily with AIDS patient. This is one of the common opportunistic infection of HIV and the condition is known as Thrush.
Vomiting and Nausea
These are the symptoms that can make an individual feel constantly ill. These may also lead to severe dehydration in the body and should be treated immediately.
Diarrhea itself is a life threatening condition and should be addressed immediately for a patient suffering with AIDS.
Head becomes congested and the pressure behind the eyes makes concentration difficult.
Burning in Hands and Feet
Burning sensation occurs in the body which may be a result of nerve damage or due to medications involved in AIDS. Burning can also be experienced in the mouth and the lips.
Lactic Acidosis is one of the side effects from HIV medications. This occurs due to excess amount of lactic acid in the body and causes stomach pain with vomiting.
This condition is known as AIDS look and the signs are sunken abdomen, cheeks along with thinner arms and legs. AIDS needs constant medical counseling and attention and an AIDS patient needs human affection and love.
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