Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

what are the symptoms of hiv positive

By Anonymous July 19, 2011 - 3:41am
Rate This

Add a Comment1 Comments

HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your question!

Firstly, if you think you may be HIV+, please get tested immediately so you do not infect anyone else and you can begin treatment.

Symptoms can often take from months to years to appear but they include:
Early symptoms may appear a month or two after becoming infected. They may last a couple of weeks. These include:

■Rapid weight loss
■Dry cough
■Sore throat
■Recurring fever
■Night sweats
■Extreme, unexplained fatigue
■Swollen lymph nodes in armpits, neck, or groin
■White spots on the tongue or in the mouth or throat
■Discomfort from light
■Irritable mood
■Memory loss or other neurological disorder

After these initial symptoms pass, there may be no symptoms for months to years. Then, the following symptoms may occur over the course of 1 to 3 years:

■Swollen lymph glands all over the body
■Fungal infections of the mouth, fingernails, toes
■Repeated vaginal infections ( yeast and Trichomonas )
■Development of lots of warts
■Exacerbations of prior conditions, such as eczema , psoriasis, herpes infection
■Night sweats
■Weight loss
■Chronic diarrhea

For more information on HIV (and AIDS) please click here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/aids-hiv

I hope this helps you!

July 19, 2011 - 8:43am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Get Email Updates

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!