What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of HIV?
Regarding symptoms of HIV
Hello. Thank you for writing to us
I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
Hiv can present with lots of symptoms or no symptoms at all.
Early on it usually presents with symptoms of a flu like illness e.g fever, malaise, sore throat, rash, weight loss, candidiasisn oral thrush etc.
Later on when immunity falls infections become increasingly common e.g bacterial skin and soft tissue infections, new or reactivation tuberculosis; fungal infections like candidiasis, superficial dermatophytosis and onychomycosis and deep or disseminated fungal infections like histoplasmosis, cryptococcus etc; viral infections like herpes zoster, herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, chicken pox, molluscum, warts etc; parasitic infections like scabies, strongyloidosis, cryptosporidiosis etc.
Still later on in HIv the patient may develop malignancies like lymphomas, kaposi sarcoma, HPV related cervical or anal cancer.
Testing just one week post risky sexual contact is not reliable. I suggest you to take another screening test at 3-4 weeks e.g a 4th generation HIV screening test (P24 antigen and anti HIV antibody test).
Will wait for your report
Thanks. That should be conclusive.
Do i still need to worry
Also please tell wat does these patches on my thig tells abouth