question-icon

What are the symptoms of HIV?

default
Posted on Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Question: What are the symptoms of HIV?
doctor
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms are wide spectrum after 5-7 years

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HIV.
Thanks for posting your query.

Earliest symptoms of HIV can occur only with 50% of the infected as 'FLU like symptoms with fever,sore throat, lymph adenitis, body pain etc. Then these people remains symptom free for more than 5-7 years or more till the immunity goes below dangerous level. Then these people may develop various symptoms like persistent fever, continuous diarrhea,weight loss, oral infection, skin infections and in late stages diseases of lungs, brain, digestive system etc. But HIV has to be diagnosed with blood test not with symptoms alone.
DR S XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. S. Murugan

HIV AIDS Specialist

Practicing since :1974

Answered : 2948 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
What are the symptoms of HIV?

Brief Answer: Symptoms are wide spectrum after 5-7 years Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HIV. Thanks for posting your query. Earliest symptoms of HIV can occur only with 50% of the infected as 'FLU like symptoms with fever,sore throat, lymph adenitis, body pain etc. Then these people remains symptom free for more than 5-7 years or more till the immunity goes below dangerous level. Then these people may develop various symptoms like persistent fever, continuous diarrhea,weight loss, oral infection, skin infections and in late stages diseases of lungs, brain, digestive system etc. But HIV has to be diagnosed with blood test not with symptoms alone. DR S XXXXXXX