Remember that define AIDS independently is almost impossible. Symptoms can be signs of any other disease on the background of low immunity. Experts say that 2-3 weeks after infection in HIV-infected fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, liver, spleen. This condition may occur from several days to several weeks. During this period in the blood are detected antibodies to the virus, which are detected by enzyme immunoassay.
AIDS then enters the incubation period, which can last for several years. So if the tests have not been made, the patient may not know about the problem years. You should be alerted to the permanent enlargement of lymph nodes, which is the only symptom of the disease at this stage. Experts believe that it is necessary to take the analysis with a suspected HIV infection when there has been an increase of several groups of nodes, which lasts more than 1-1.5 months.
Please note that after the end of the incubation period of AIDS occurs fever with a sharp increase in body temperature of unknown origin. While there is increased sweating, decreased physical activity, fatigue, weakness. Some patients experienced a loss of body weight (up to several kilograms in a week), as well as ongoing digestive disorders (diarrhea).
Also, pay attention to symptoms such as dyspnea, cough, alopecia, seborrheic dermatitis, fungal. The analysis of the blood during this period you may find that the composition of the components responsible for immunity of the person is changed. Often in AIDS patients is found in pneumonia, Central nervous system, skin and mucous membranes.
Be sure to get tested for HIV if you have over 1 month and longer fever, persistent dry cough, swollen lymph nodes, prolonged diarrhea, frequent headaches. You should alert memory loss, weakness, fatigue, unexplained loss of vision, inflammation of the mucous membranes, sweating, especially at night.
Of course, if you find yourself 1-2 of these symptoms, it does not mean that you have HIV. These symptoms are common to many other diseases. Just consult your doctor and find out why. And remember that in due time handed over analyses and treatment can prevent the terrible consequences that accompany this disease.
Here you will learn the causes of AIDS, symptoms of AIDS, and how to treat AIDS. Signs of the disease. The causative agent of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) — a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Penetrating into the bloodstream, it attacks the immune system.
Treatment of AIDS (HIV). AIDS treatment includes the use of antiviral drugs that suppress the replication of the virus. Therefore, only prevention of reproduction of the virus, may be able to give the body resistance to opportunistic infections and development of malignant tumors by restoration of the immune system or replace the destroyed immune cells.