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16 Signs You May Have HIV - Zuma and Malema

16 Signs You May Have HIV - Zuma and Malema 

The symptoms of HIV sometimes do not appear for a long time, maybe even a decade after infection, but usually 1 or 2 months upon entering the body, over 50% of people infected with HIV have experienced ARS – Acute Retroviral Syndrome.

These are the signs that may identify you as HIV positive:


Fever is one of the first indicators of ARS, and is often accompanied by sore throat, swollen lymph nodes or weakness.


As your body system is wasted by the infection, it generates an inflammatory response, which can leave you exhausted, and these lethargies can be both early or later sign of HIV.

Lymph hubs, throbbing muscles, joint torment

The lymph hubs are a part of our body which get ignited when there’s a disease or infection. They are mostly situated in the crotch, armpits or neck.

Throbbing muscles, joint torment, swollen lymph hubs

Because of its similar symptoms, ARS is easily confused with season’s cold or mono. It can even be diagnosed as syphilis or hepatitis!

The lymph hubs are located in the armpits, neck and crotch and are a part of the body’s resistance. They get inflamed in case of a disease.

Sore throat and headache

These two symptoms can be recognized as ARS only in context, Dr. Horberg says.

The body hasn’t produced HIV antibodies yet (it takes about few weeks or even a few months for the antibodies to show in a test). If you want to be tested, you should get one that can detect viral RNA, and do it about 9 days after infection.

Skin rash

Skin rashes are usual in HIV or AIDS, and can appear early or late throughout the illness.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Between 30 and 60% of the people who are infected have short-term nausea, vomiting or diarrhea in the early period after infection, Dr. Malvestutto says.

Weight reduction

The reduction of weight can be a sign of more propelled ailment, and it could range from little to extreme.

Dry cough

It can be easily dismissed for something like an allergy, but dry cough is the first sign that Ron had. The symptom, “an insidious cough that goes on for weeks!” is usually present in very ill HIV patients, Dr. Malvestutto says.


The loss in weight might indicate a disease caused by germs that couldn’t otherwise attack your immune system. Diseases might include toxoplasmosis, a parasitic illness that can influence the mind; a herpes called cytomegalovirus and simple yeast infections, like thrash.

Night sweats

Half of the HIV infected experience night sweats, Dr. Malvestutto says. They can appear in the later stages and have nothing to do with the room temperature.

Nail changes

One of the main indicators of the infection appear to be changes in the nails. Thickening or bending of the nails (clubbing), or staining (with dark lines going vertically or on a level plane) seems to be visible early. This is usually because of candida, or other contagious diseases. Dr. Malvestutto indicated that this is because of the depleted immune system, or else it wouldn’t happen.

Yeast infections

As we already wrote, thrush (a mouth yeast infection) can appear in the later stages, but other yeast infections can appear too. “It is a common fungus and causes yeast infections in women, making it difficult to swallow because it resides in the esophagus”, Dr. Malvestutto says.

Perplexity or trouble concentrating

HIV related dementia can appear late in the illness. It can cause memory loss and behavioral issues, for example touchiness or resentment.

Cold sores or genital herpes

The cold sores (genital herpes) can be a sign of HIV or ARS. They appear in the later stages.

Having herpes is also a risk factor for getting HIV, because it causes ulcers that allow HIV to enter the body through sex. It is reported that people with HIV have severe herpes and get it more often because of the decimated immune system.

Shivering and shortcoming

Late HIV stages bring fringe neuropathy, causing shivering and numbness in the limbs. This also happens to diabetes patients.

According to Dr. Malvestutto, “this is the point at which there’s a lot of nerve damage”. It can be treated with over-the-counter medicine (torment relievers or anti-seizure pills) like Neurontin for example.

Menstrual irregularities

Lighter periods mark the later stages of advanced HIV disease. The earlier ages of menopause (47 to 48 years for infected women against 49 to 51 for uninfected), are also associated to HIV.

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