If You See These 10 Signs, Do An HIV Test Immediately

HIV is one of the most feared sexually transmitted infections that people do not want to be associated with.

These signs are not always an indication that you could be having HIV but they are most common among people who contracted the virus. So if you see these signs consult a doctor and do an HIV test.


On the off chance that you have practised unprotected sex, keep an eye out for fevers as a side effect of HIV. Ahead of schedule subsequent to being contaminated by HIV, you may encounter influenza like symptoms. This can incorporate a low grade fever that does not react to pharmaceutical treatment.

You may encounter night sweats as a response to the fever. The fever is an inflammatory response to the infection entering your circulatory system.

2. Sore Throat

Sore throat might be an early sign of HIV infection. This might be an early side effect as the body responds to the viral disease.

It can likewise happen later in the sickness as the infected people immune system gets to be bargained. Sore throat might be brought about by thrush in the mouth or throat, and ulcers.

Chronic throat issues ought to be looked at by your family specialist.

3. Body Pain

Sore muscles and pain in joints are normal side effects of HIV infection that happen in the early flu like stage.

This can also be caused by the swollen lymph hubs, or from rheumatic illnesses.

Rheumatic infection affects the muscles and joints of the body, bringing on irritation. This disease can prompt joint pain, fibromyalgia, and vasculitis. Some HIV medications can likewise bring about these side effects.

4. Cough

A dry, non stopping cough can be a long term symptom of HIV. This indication is not commonly cured with medications like antibiotics and cough suppressants.

Coughing might be an early side effect as the body responds to the new infection. It is likewise a long term symptom brought on by the affected immune system.

The cough may form into pneumonia, which can be a serious symptom with dangerous effects.

5. Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen lymph nodes might be a beginning indication of HIV infection. 67% of HIV patients may encounter some kind of lymph node swelling. This regularly happens in the neck, under arms, and crotch region.

Lymph nodes are distributed all through the body so any irregular swelling could be a sign.

Lymph nodes swell as the immune system is activated and the body battles off disease.

6. Headaches

One of the most common symptoms is an unrelenting headache. The headaches sometimes develop into chronic migraines.

After affecting someone for 15 or more days a month then these migraines become chronic. 50% of people infected with HIV will experience headaches as a symptom and about 27% will experience chronic migraines.

So if you experience frequent headaches make sure you see a doctor to find out the cause.

7. Weight Loss

Weight reduction in HIV infected people is most common throughout the progression of the illness. At the point when initially infected, flue like symptoms can bring about nausea, diarrhoea, and vomiting. This can bring about a temporary loss in weight.

As the disease advances, weight reduction can be created by a condition called “AIDS wasting”.

According to U.S Department of Health and Human Services a person has AIDS wasting when they have lost 10% or more of their body weight and they have experienced symptoms related to weight loss for a period of more than 30 days.

8. Fatigue

Fatigue associated with HIV might be the most under-reported side effect. Numerous individuals experience chronic fatigue yet don’t understand it is a medical condition.

Chronic fatigue is tiredness that can’t be mitigated with rest. Fatigue is initially reported in the flue like symptoms that go with the early phases of HIV. When this stage is finished, fatigue may not show up until AIDS develops.

If you suspect you have chronic fatigue then see your doctor.

9. Skin Rash

One of the most common symptoms of HIV is skin rash. This rash may develop into blisters on warm moist areas of the body including genitals and facial areas.

This rush is itchy and looks reddish in colour.

About 85% of people infected with HIV develop these rash symptom.

10. Night Sweats

This is one of the most annoying symptoms of HIV infections that should raise eyebrows if you experience it. The sufferer might usually goes to bed with a good body temperature but during the night they may experience a rise or drop in body temperature.

The rise in body temperature could be so worse that the blankets and/or clothes become wet and one wakes up at night to change them.

If you have most of these symptoms that should be a wake up call to get tested for HIV.

Please always use protection.

10 Responses to "If You See These 10 Signs, Do An HIV Test Immediately"

  1. Amano   May 16, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Thank you for bringing this up. We have generally stopped talking about these things but we need to remember that the fight against HIV still rages on. Let’s all pay attention to our bodies and respect these same bodies. If you are not infected with HIV take every precaution to prevent it and if you already have it, stay healthy and avoid infecting others. Let’s all live responsibly.

  2. New Educated Zambia©√   May 16, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Under pf hiv is not being given priority and soon we will be back at the high infection rates as pf is undoing all the work put in. Fir pf it’s priority for them to win at expense of health. Can lungu lead by example and do hiv yest live on tv

    • Chovix   May 16, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Why cant you do yours first? Why always talking about ECL even on straight forward issues? HIV testing is a personal issue so please spare us the crap NEZ.

  3. wako ni wako   May 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    thanx for info

  4. tutu   May 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    boring article,though I have about four of these symptoms

    • New Educated Zambia©√   May 16, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Get tested mambala.

  5. 2020vision   May 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

    @New Evil Zambian as a matter of fact under PF HIV rates have greatly reduced because of the Pro Pro Free ART. Under Capitalist HH expect ART treatment to be shelved.

    2016 ECL nafuti

  6. frost   May 17, 2016 at 10:44 am

    forgot diarrhoea

  7. museka museka   May 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm


    • Yambayamba   May 19, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Iwe @museka museka, how dull can you get? The effects/signs are called SYMPTOMS for a reason. That’s why the author is telling you to get CHECKED OUT so that you can ascertain the SYMPTOMS are due to something other than the HIV virus! Of course the author is NOT as SHALLOW as you are. He/she knows that a FEVER, for example, can be a SIGN/SYMPTOM of so many things/infections, or health conditions, and only a PROFESSIONAL DIAGNOSIS can tell you the exact cause. Hence the need for DULL PEOPLE like yourself to get TESTED so the HIV virus can either be ruled out or in. Get TESTED you !d!iot before you keep infecting more innocent people thinking that the persistent Fever, Cough, Fatigue, Weight loss, Blisters, etc., is the result of your constant HUNGOVER—HIV is serious business baba, and there is nothing NONSENSICAL about what the author has pen down!!!!