What is a likely first symptom of HIV infection?

What is a likely first symptom of HIV infection?

Symptom 1: Fever Fever is usually one of the first symptoms of HIV. When you have a fever your body temperature increases above a normal range, and often results in sweating, chills and shivering. Fever is often accompanied by other mild symptoms, such as fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and a sore throat.

In which phase of HIV do symptoms first appear?

Acute HIV infection is the earliest stage of HIV infection, and it generally develops within 2 to 4 weeks after infection with HIV. During this time, some people have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache, and rash.

Can you feel HIV symptoms in a week?

How Long Does It Take to Show Symptoms of HIV? Some people notice flu-like symptoms 1-4 weeks after they’re first infected. They often only last a week or two. This stage is called acute or primary HIV infection.

What are the initial symptoms of HIV?

Acute HIV infection. Acute HIV infection is the first stage. It generally begins about 2–4 weeks after contracting HIV.

  • Chronic HIV infection. Unlike acute HIV infection,the second stage is chronic and can last for decades. People in this second stage may not experience any symptoms for years.
  • AIDS. AIDS,the final stage of HIV,is the most severe.
  • How to recognize HIV symptoms?

    In addition, from 2015 through 2019, HIV diagnoses increased among people 13 to 24 years old, as well as those aged 35 to 44 and 45 to 54. Young people are also the least likely to know their HIV status compared to other age groups. What’s more

    How do HIV symptoms feel?

    high fevers

  • chills and night sweats
  • rashes
  • breathing problems and persistent coughing
  • severe weight loss
  • white spots in the mouth
  • genital sores
  • regular fatigue
  • pneumonia
  • memory problems
  • Can you have symptoms and still test negative for HIV?

    can you experience hiv symptoms for 3 months and still test negative? Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered 53 years experience Infectious Disease No, not possible: Everybody with a new HIV infection for 3 months has a positive blood test.