Yes, you can have a better treatment, if you know the initial symptoms of AIDS. Basically, tracking the HIV virus in its early stage can lead you towards a better and fast treatment. Eventually, the stage 3 HIV commonly known as AIDs, can be prevented.
Significant drugs used for the treatment of HIV like antiretroviral can help to save other people from the transmission of viruses as they make the virus undetectable.
Initial indications of HIV
Carefully examine the Initial signs of HIV as they are much closer to the early signs. There can be:
- a headache
- swollen lymph nodes
- a sore throat
- muscle and joint pain
- ulcers in the mouth
- ulcers on the genitals
- night sweats
After transmission of HIV viruses, the appearance of an early sign of this disease may vary from person to person. In some cases, they start to appear within two months. But in some case,s they can come up within two weeks of exposure.And in some, they do not appear at all. While studying about early indicators of HIV, you should keep in mind that these also may combine with other health problems like illness and other health conditions. Choosing a test option to get an assurance of this disease would be a wise decision.
Never misunderstood that nonappearance of the initial sign means that the problem is over. HIV is a curable problem if one starts the treatment as early as possible before reaching it to the peak that is the 3rd stage called AIDS.
Signs of AIDS
Following signs will help to determine the AIDS
- high fevers
- chills and night sweats
- breathing problems and persistent coughing
- severe weight loss
- white spots in the mouth
- genital sores
- regular fatigue
- memory problems
Stages of HIV
Signs of AIDS may be different depending on its phase.
The early stage can be described as acute or primary HIV infection. Also known as an acute retroviral syndrome. Most of the patients, experience flu which is difficult to distinguish from a general respiratory flu.
In the second stage, the virus becomes inactive while staying in the body. This period is called the clinical latency stage. The patient doesn’t suffer as such any problem during this stage due to the very low progress of the infection causing viruses. This situation may prolong up till a decade or even longer. Most of the patients practically show no symptoms of AIDSduring this time.
Stage 3 is the final stage of HIV which leads patient towards very weak immunity due to the severe infectious problems caused by viruses. In this stage the indication and signs are more apparent which may include:
Severe Infections also cause mental and cognitive damages which start to appear in the final stage
A health provider should conduct a blood test to determine the presence of HIV virus and antibodies to HIV. It may take a long time for infections to produce great amounts of antibodies to appear in the blood samples. So the carrier must continue with the follow-up blood test with the advice of health care provider
As our medical science doesn’t provide us with any vaccine or preventive cure from HIV, the only way to stay safe is to adopt good social behaviors by avoiding unsafe sex and sharing needles
- NIAID demands people of ages 13 to 64 to get tested time and again for HIV as part of their routine for the health care. Early diagnosis of HIV may lead to more lifesaving cure.
Now NIAID and other scientists have discovered many life-saving medicines to cure HIV infections and for other problems related to HIV like cancer etc. HIV detection on an early stage with the start-up HIV therapies can help to increase years and quality of life.
The department of NIH is researching new and effective ways to cure and prevent the early symptoms of AIDS. Research is focused on:
- Devising behavioral and social plans to motivate people for the use of a condom, restrain sexual activity in very early age, and making strategies to reduce sexually transmitted infections, which can make people more vulnerable to HIV infection.
- Identification of HIV carriers and the continuous treatment of these groups
- HIV preventive products should be introduced like microbicides, gels, creams, or foams, for women
- Inventing a safe, secure vaccine for the prevention of HIV
- Increasing the number of drug abuse intervention centers and education of such people to not to use a common needle which may lead them to the transmission of HIV viruses