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Early Signs Of HIV That Show You Might Have Been Infected

According to a health publication from Healthline, it is the early signs or symptoms of HIV usually manifest within 2- 4 weeks after exposure to the virus. This first few weeks is called the acute infection stage of the HIV virus. However, some persons might not show the symptoms until months or even years - this is a risky case.

MedicalNews Today states that the earlier HIV is detected, the better chance of managing the infection. This article will be listing the early signs that can indicate that you've been exposed to the HIV virus.


• Skin rashes

• Upset stomach

• Body aches and pains

• Headache

• Nausea

According to healthline, during the period when these symptoms are likely to occur, there's a high tendency that HIV would be found in your blood stream. Hence, it can be transmitted to other persons without knowing.

It is important to note that you might not have an idea that you've probably been infected with HIV. However, it is medically advisable that you get tested if you ever show any of these symptoms or if you are in doubt of your HIV status.

You may also experience the following random symptoms (they do not apply to HIV only):

• Weight Loss

• Pneumonia

• Recurrent vaginal yeast infection

• Fatigue

• Night sweats

• Recurrent fever

• Menstrual cycle changes

• Vaginal bacterial infection (vaginosis)

• Human papillomavirus (HPV) and genital warts

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HIV Healthline MedicalNews Today


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