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7 Symptoms of HIV AIDS


AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you are infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. The body will form a "antibodies," special molecules is to fight HIV. A blood test for HIV antibodies function to locate them. If you have antibodies in your body, it means you have been infected with HIV. People who have the HIV antibodies are called PLWHA. It must be remembered that a person with HIV usually do not show signs for at least several months to several years. As for HIV-AIDS Symptoms are:

Characteristics of HIV AIDS In adults

1. Lost 10% of body weight over a month without a cause.

2. Diarrhea for more than one month.

3. A fever that lasts for more than one month either constant or come and go In adults, 5 minor signs of AIDS are:

4. Dry cough that does not go away.

5. Itchy skin all over the body.

6. Herpes zoster (like chicken pox, or caused by viruses that also cause chicken pox, herpes virus) that does not go away.

7. Swollen glands (in the neck, armpit, or groin) with or without active infection.


Adults can be diagnosed with AIDS, if it has at least 2 major signs and one minor sign. But, it was enough to make a diagnosis of AIDS if a person suffering from skin cancer (called Karposi, usually reddish, purple, or black spots on the skin that can become large and painful) or cryptococcal meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain that causes fever, stiff neck, headache, confusion, and an inability to get up).


Characteristics of HIV AIDS In children


1. Weight loss or slow growth.

2. Severe diarrhea for 14 days or more.

3. Fever for more than a month.

4. In children, 5 minor signs of AIDS are:

5. Itchy skin all over the body.

6. Swollen glands (in the neck, armpit, or groin).

7. Candidiasis (white spots) in the mouth, tongue, or throat.


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