10 Early Warning Signs Of HIV That You Must Know

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2. Fever

Another common sign of HIV is a persistent fever. In its early stages, fevers are recurring and can last for two to four weeks at a time. As much as 77 percent of all HIV subjects reported having a fever, according to a 2005 study published in Praxis. Fevers are the immune system’s response to viruses. A fever is actually a good sign in that your immune system has not completely shut down.

 

3. Night Sweats

These tend to go along with fevers. If you have recently engaged in any high-risk activity and you are experiencing severe night sweats, you should see a doctor. HIV night sweats can be so severe that they soak the pajamas and bedsheets. Many patients say that they are impossible to sleep through.

 

4. Diarrhea

Along with nausea and vomiting, diarrhea is another common symptom of HIV infections. Diarrhea is a problem within the digestive tract and is most likely caused by a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection that has taken over because the immune system has been weakened.

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