HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system, which is our body’s natural defence against illness. The virus destroys a type of white blood cell in the immune system called a T-helper cell, and makes copies of itself inside these cells. T-helper cells are mostly referred to as CD4 cells.
Below are the common signs:
One of the first symptoms of the flu related symptoms of HIV is an unrelenting headache. The headaches may develop into chronic debilitating migraines.
Migraines becomes very chronic after affecting a person for 15 or more days per month. 50% of people infected with HIV will experience headaches as a symptom, while 27% will experience chronic migraines.
Weight loss in HIV (Human Immune Virus) infected individuals is common through the progression of the disease. When first infected, the flu like symptoms can cause nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. This can cause a temporary loss in weight.
As the illness progresses further, weight loss can be caused by a condition called “AIDS wasting”.
3. Yeast Infection
As the Human Immune Virus develops, the infected persons immune system becomes compromised. One of the symptoms that will emerge as a result of a failing immune system is bodily infections.
Yeast infections are so common, & they affect more than just women. The actual cause of this infection is a fungus called Candida. It can affect the body in different ways, such as vaginal yeast infections, thrush, intestinal infections, and more.
Getting rid of these infections may prove unproductive/futile until HIV medication is in place.
Fatigue associated with the Human Immune Virus may be the most under-reported symptom. Many people suffer from severe/chronic fatigue but do not realize it is a medical condition.
Chronic fatigue is tiredness that cannot be alleviated with rest. Fatigue is first reported in the flu like symptoms that accompany the early stages of HIV(Human Immune Virus).
5. Cold Sores
Cold sores can be a symptom of HIV. Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. This can occur as genital, rectal, or oral herpes.
Anyone can be infected with herpes, regardless of their HIV status. Those who are infected with Human Immune Virus (HIV) and have cold sores may suffer from recurrent outbreaks of the herpes virus