Symptoms of AIDS

The symptoms of AIDS vary depending on the stage of development.  In most cases and particularly early stages, the symptoms of HIV is the more relevant question.  Here in this article we are talking about the symptoms of AIDS.  AIDS is the acronym for the condition known as Auto-Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Symptoms of AIDS - Later stage of HIV

Prior to receiving a diagnosis of AIDS, you will probably be experiencing an array of symptoms related to the advanced stages of HIV.  Much or any symptoms to this point may have been held at bay or absent.  As the virus continues to develop over the years, it is attacking your immune system which makes it easier for your to develop mild infections or other chronic symptoms.  Symptoms of AIDS (Later HIV) that you may experience include the following:

  • Swollen lymph nodes — often one of the first signs of HIV infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Cough and shortness of breath

Symptoms of AIDS:

The diagnosis of AIDS may occur around 10 years of you actually carrying the HIV virus.  Once this diagnosis has been made, it is fair to say that your immune system has been highly compromised and destroyed making it easy for other infections to attack you.  Please know that you may experience any where from a few symptoms to all of the symptoms.  Here is a list of the symptoms you may experience:

  • Soaking night sweats
  • Shaking chills or fever higher than 100 F (38 C) for several weeks
  • Dry cough and shortness of breath
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Persistent white spots or unusual lesions on your tongue or in your mouth
  • Headaches
  • Blurred and distorted vision
  • Weight loss

Other symptoms of AIDS that you may experience include:

  • Persistent, unexplained fatigue
  • Soaking night sweats
  • Shaking chills or fever higher than 100 F (38 C) for several weeks
  • Swelling of lymph nodes for more than three months
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Persistent headaches

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