HIV_GH - about 10 years. By the time AIDS develops, your...

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LEARNING ISSUE: COMMON PRESENTATION OF HIV GINA HENDRICKS Within the first few weeks When first infected with HIV, you may have no signs or symptoms at all, although you're still able to transmit the virus to others. Many people develop a brief flu-like illness two to four weeks after becoming infected. Signs and symptoms may include: Fever Headache Sore throat Swollen lymph glands Rash Years later You may remain symptom-free for years. But as the virus continues to multiply and destroy immune cells, you may develop mild infections or chronic symptoms such as: Swollen lymph nodes — often one of the first signs of HIV infection Diarrhea Weight loss Fever Cough and shortness of breath Progression to AIDS If you receive no treatment for your HIV infection, the disease typically progresses to AIDS in
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Unformatted text preview: about 10 years. By the time AIDS develops, your immune system has been severely damaged, making you susceptible to opportunistic infections diseases that wouldn't trouble a person with a healthy immune system. The signs and symptoms of some of these infections may include: Soaking night sweats Shaking chills or fever higher than 100 F (38 C) for several weeks Cough and shortness of breath Chronic diarrhea Persistent white spots or unusual lesions on your tongue or in your mouth Headaches Persistent, unexplained fatigue Blurred and distorted vision Weight loss Skin rashes or bumps...
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HIV_GH - about 10 years. By the time AIDS develops, your...

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