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7 Silent symptoms of HIV/AIDS that you should know; especially number 7.

Silent symptoms of HIV/AIDS

HIV has become a killer disease in the recent past and it’s still killing people, though not in large numbers. However, most people rarely identify symptoms of the disease just because they are not severe at first. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) enters your body through unprotected intercouse or any other means and starts to replicate, mature and kill your body immune cells. It’s during the incubation period that the virus multiplies in millions and symptoms are very few.

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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body’s ability to fight infection and disease.

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HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast-feeding. Without medication, it may take years before HIV weakens your immune system to the point that you have AIDS.

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There’s no cure for HIV/AIDS, but medications can dramatically slow the progression of the disease. These drugs have reduced AIDS deaths in many developed nations.

Below are the main symptoms that you should worry about if you have had a recent exposure to the virus:

1. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

2. Unusual lesions on the skin and tongue.

3. Coughs and shortness of breath.

4. Chronic fatigue.

5. Fever, chills and night sweats.

6. Blurred and distorted vision.

7. Inflamed lymph glands (lymphadenopathy) especially on the neck region.

If you experience the above signs after you were exposed to someone infected with the virus, take action and visit your doctor for further advice.

Silent symptoms of HIV/AIDS

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