Is constipation related to HIV?
Diarrhoea is more common among people with HIV, particularly if you have a low CD4 count. Often it is not possible to find the cause. Common causes include a range of digestive problems, including irritable bowel syndrome, when diarrhoea often alternates with constipation and is associated with bloating and wind.
What is usually the first symptom of HIV?
What is usually the first sign of HIV? Fever is at the top of the list—it’s one of the most common initial signs of an HIV infection. The fever may be accompanied by other symptoms like fatigue, swollen lymph glands (or lymph nodes), and a sore throat.
What are the 4 stages of HIV symptoms?
Stages of HIV Infection
- Stages of Infection – (assuming no treatment)
- Stage 1: Infection.
- Stage 2: Asymptomatic.
- Stage 3: Symptomatic.
- Stage 4: AIDS/Progression of HIV to AIDS.
What are the symptoms of HIV in Stage 1?
Some people may experience a flu-like illness within 2 to 4 weeks after infection (Stage 1 HIV infection). But some people may not feel sick during this stage. Flu-like symptoms include fever, chills, rash, night sweats, muscle aches, sore throat, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, or mouth ulcers.
What are the symptoms of AIDS without treatment?
People with AIDS have such badly damaged immune systems that they get an increasing number of severe illnesses, called opportunistic illnesses. Without treatment, people with AIDS typically survive about 3 years. Common symptoms of AIDS include chills, fever, sweats, swollen lymph glands, weakness, and weight loss.
How long does it take for HIV symptoms to show up?
These symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. During this time, HIV infection may not show up on some types of HIV tests, but people who have it are highly infectious and can spread the infection to others.
Can a person with HIV have flu like symptoms?
Flu-like symptoms can include: These symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. But some people do not have any symptoms at all during this early stage of HIV. Don’t assume you have HIV just because you have any of these symptoms—they can be similar to those caused by other illnesses.