One of the first signs of ARS can be a mild fever, up to
about 102 degrees F.
The fever, if it occurs at all, is often accompanied by other
usually mild symptoms, such as fatigue, swollen lymph
glands, and a sore throat.
“At this point the virus is moving into the blood stream and
starting to replicate in large
The inflammatory response generated by your besieged
immune system also can cause you to feel tired and
lethargic. Fatigue can be both an early and later sign of
3)Achy muscles, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes.
4)Sore throat and headache.
Skin rashes can occur early or late in the course of HIV/
6)Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Once called “AIDS wasting,” weight loss is a sign of more
advanced illness and could be due in part to severe
Another sign of late HIV infection are nail changes, such as
clubbing (thickening and curving of the nails), splitting of
the nails, or discoloration (black or brown lines going either
vertically or horizontally).
Often this is due to a fungal infection, such as candida.
Another fungal infection that’s common in later stages is
thrush, a mouth infection caused by Candida, a type of
13)Confusion or difficulty concentrating
Cognitive problems could be a sign of HIV-related
dementia, which usually occurs late in the course of the
In addition to confusion and difficulty concentrating, AIDS-
related dementia might also involve memory problems
and behavioral issues such as anger or irritability.
14)Cold sores or genital herpes
Cold sores (oral herpes) and genital herpes can be a sign
of both ARS and late-stage HIV infection.
And having herpes can also be a risk factor for contracting
HIV. This is because genital herpes can cause ulcers that
make it easier for HIV to enter the body during sex. And
people who have HIV tend to have more severe herpes
outbreaks more often because HIV weakens the immune
15)Tingling and weakness
Late HIV can also cause numbness and tingling in the
hands and feet. This is called peripheral neuropathy, which
also occurs in people with uncontrolled diabetes.
Please, go and check your status. Protect yourself in everyway you can against this deadful scourge.