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One symptom that is pronounced at the latest stage of AIDS is that the patient will experience tremendous loss of weight. They will become so thin that their skin covers their… bones, no muscles. In a way, they will look just like a living ghost in their last days. their lymph glands become swollen. * Rapid, unexplained, weight loss * Dry cough * Recurring fever or profuse night sweats * Profound and unexplained fatigue * Swollen lymph glands in the armpits, groin or neck * Diarrhea that lasts more than a week * White spots or unusual blemishes * Swollen lymph glands in the armpits, groin or neck * Memory loss, depression and other neurological disorders * Red, brown, pink or purplish blotches on or under the skin. Sneezing or a stuffy nose are the most common symptoms. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a diagnosis given to someone who is HIV+ when they meet certain clinical criteria. There are a combination of factors taken into account before issuing an AIDS diagnosis. Most commonly, when an HIV+ person's CD4 count reaches less than 200 copies per µL of blood, an AIDS diagnosis will be issued. People with advanced HIV infection are at risk for developing infections that are not found in those with normal functioning immune systems. These infections are commonly referred to as "opportunistic infections." If someone is HIV+ and there cd4 count is above 200, but they have developed an opportunistic infection, it is considered an "AIDS defining" illness. People with AIDS can have any of the following:Fever that lasts longer than one monthWeight lossExtreme tirednessDiarrhoea for longer than one monthSwollen lymph glandsUnclear thinkingNo sense of balance If any of the above symptoms occur it's extremely important to see your doctor and be tested for AIDS (blood test.) The sooner one is diagnosed the sooner treatment can begin.
Strictly speaking, AIDS is not an illness and therefore does not have specific side effects / symptoms - it is a syndrome (a collection of symptoms / illnesses) caused by seve…re, or late stage, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. The range of symptoms experienced by a person who is diagnosed with AIDS can vary from none at all (they simply have a weakened immune system that leaves them vulnerable to a host of opportunistic infections) to depression and any of the symptoms associated with the more than twenty AIDS-defining illnesses. See "What is AIDS?" for a full list of AIDS-defining illnesses.
Sneezing or a stuffy nose are the most common symptoms.
there is headache,rashes,nausea,pharyngitis and fever
Leisions (open sores), I imagine more often getting sick... Fever, aches, I'm guessing here... Saw Philadelphia (Tom hanks) recently and that's the only source I have on the… subject.. And that's back when it wasn't fully understood or mainstream aware..
Answer People with AIDS have poor immune systems so can be prey to any number of 'opportunistic' diseases, including skin diseases. For example, some AIDS suffere…rs died from Karposi's sarcoma. However, you should never assume that someone with a skin problem, e.g. loss of pigment, has AIDS.
Symptoms Early After Infection - Acute HIV - In emergency departments and family practice offices, people come in with symptoms like fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, …sore throat, rash and diarrhea. In response to these symptoms, physicians diagnose the flu and send the patient on their way. In the majority of cases, their diagnosis proves correct. But unfortunately, a number of people with these vague, indistinct symptoms have a more serious illness than the flu; these symptoms may signal the acute stages of HIV infection.. Acute HIV - Recognize the Symptoms . Symptoms of the Immune System - The immune system is the body's natural defense against invading foreign agents such as viruses and bacteria. HIV attacks the immune system, weakening it and making the body more susceptible to infection. After infection, some symptoms affect the immune system.. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, axilla, or groin (lymphadenopathy) . Fever / night sweats . Symptoms of the GI Tract - HIV can have a profound affect on the gastrointestinal system and nutrition. Like any virus, HIV can cause symptoms ranging from poor appetite to diarrhea. Here are some of the most common:. Rapid weight loss . Diarrhea . Poor appetite . Profound fatigue . Respiratory Symptoms - Some of the most serious symptoms of HIV involve the respiratory system. Symptoms associated with breathing and respiration usually occur later in course of the disease. Unfortunately, many people's first symptom of HIV involves the respiratory system, illustrating why HIV testing is so important. Any cough or shortness of breath could be a sign of bacterial pneumonia or pneumocystis (carinii) jiroveci pneumonia (PCP).. Shortness of breath . Dry cough / productive cough . Symptoms of the Skin and Mucous Membranes - Many of the symptoms of HIV are a result of infection by other viruses, fungi or bacteria. Often, these infections involve the skin or mucous membranes (for example, inside the mouth).. Skin rash . Red, brown, pink or purple lesion on the skin - suggestive of Kaposi's sarcoma . White patches on the tounge, inside of the mouth, or gums - could be signs of thrush, candida, or hairy oral leukoplakia . Canker sores / apthous ulcers . Neurological / Emotional Symptoms - Very early on in the epidemic, experts realized that HIV affected both the physical and emotional self. Neurological and emotional symptoms of HIV can include the following.. Depression . Numbness, tingling, or burning in the feet, hands, or face. (peripheral neuropathy) . Confusion, weakness, or changes in level of conciousness
The signs and symptoms of AID's are practically identical to the signs and symptoms of HIV, its predecessor, which include; Skin Effects: -Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) -Var…icella Zoster Virus (VZV) -Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Oral Health Problems: -Candidiasis -Peridontal Disease -Herpes Simplex Virus Neurological Effects: -Dementia -Decrease in the ability to think properly and process information -Brain Tumors -Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy HIV/AIDs positive patients may also experience an unintentional weight loss of approximately 10%.
No hun herpes and AIDS are not related to each other, they are totally different viruses. How ever if some one has herpes then they can be more suceptable to getting HIV/AIDS …because it can travel more easily through open blisters or sores caused by herpes.
HIV/AIDS attacks the immune system directly. By having the immune system weakened, you are more prone to disease. once your immune system is too weak, you die due to lack of b…eing able to fight off disease.
It's better to say HIV positive rather then AIDS. Well if you are HIV positive you can't tell you have HIV/AIDS without being tested. After you have the disease you may feel l…ike you have the flu or you may not feel anything. The way to get it is to have one of the four body fluids enter one of the body openings. The four fluids are: Semen,Vaginal fluids,Breast Milk,and Blood. The four body openings are: Penis and Vagina. and Mouth or Openings in the skin. Hope that helped if you need anymore information e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first symptoms of AIDS/HIV are often dismissed as a bad flu: fever, headache, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, and a rash. Symptoms of a progressing infection include sw…ollen lymph nodes, diarrhea, weight loss, fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
In the United States, we do not use a stage classification for AIDS purposes. HIV positive patients either have AIDS or they don't. However, the WHO (World Health Organization…) does use a classification system. Every classification after stage 1 requires the patient to have demonstrated certain criteria.
Fever, headache, Sore throat, Swollen lymph glands, Rash
HIV stands for the human immunodeficiency virus. It is one of a group of viruses known as retroviruses. After getting into the body, the virus kills or damages cells of the bo…dy's immune system. The body tries to keep up by making new cells or trying to contain the virus, but eventually the HIV wins out and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.The virus structure has been studied extensively, and this has helped scientists develop new treatments for HIV/AIDS. Although all HIV viruses are similar, small variations or mutations in the genetic material of the virus create drug-resistant viruses. Larger variations in the viral genes are found in different viral subtypes. Currently, HIV-1 is the predominant subtype that causes HIV/AIDS.AIDS stands for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is caused by HIV and occurs when the virus has destroyed so much of the body's defenses that immune-cell counts fall to critical levels or certain life-threatening infections or cancers develop SYMPTOMS Many people do not develop symptoms after they first get infected with HIV. Others have a history of a flu-like illness within several days to weeks after exposure to the virus. Early HIV symptoms also include fever, headache, tiredness, and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. These symptoms usually disappear on their own within a few weeks. After that, the person feels normal and has no symptoms. This asymptomatic phase often lasts for years.The progression of disease varies widely among individuals. This state may last from a few months to more than 10 years.During this period, the virus continues to multiply actively and infects and kills the cells of the immune system.The virus destroys the cells that are the primary infection fighters, a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells.Even though the person has no symptoms, he or she is contagious and can pass HIV to others through the routes listed above. AIDS is the later stage of HIV infection, when the body begins losing its ability to fight infections. Once the CD4 cell count falls low enough, an infected person is said to have AIDS. Sometimes, the diagnosis of AIDS is made because the person has unusual infections or cancers that show how weak the immune system is.The infections that happen with AIDS are called opportunistic infections because they take advantage of the opportunity to infect a weakened host. The infections include (but are not limited to)pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis, which causes wheezing;brain infection with toxoplasmosis which can cause trouble thinking or symptoms that mimic a stroke;widespread infection with a bacteria called MAC (mycobacterium avium complex) which can cause fever and weight loss;yeast infection of the swallowing tube (esophagus) which causes pain with swallowing;widespread diseases with certain fungi like histoplasmosis, which can cause fever, cough, anemia, and other problems.A weakened immune system can also lead to other unusual conditions:lymphoma in (a form of cancer of the lymphoid tissue) in the brain, which can cause fever and trouble thinking;a cancer of the soft tissues called Kaposi's sarcoma, which causes brown, reddish, or purple spots that develop on the skin or in the mouth
The same symptoms as AIDS everywhere else