40-90% of people experience flu-like symptoms within a month or two of HIV entering the body. But sometimes HIV symptoms dont appear for years, sometimes even a decade, after infection.

Here are some signs and symptoms that may indicate HIV infection.

Signs and Symptoms You Might Have Contracted HIV

  1. Dry Cough This is the earliest sign of HIV.
  2. Fever Constant mild fever around 102F.
  3. Fatigue Theinflammatory response to HIV of the immune system leads to fatigue.
  4. Joint pain The same inflammatory response results in inflamed and aching joints.
  5. Nausea and diarrhea About 40% of those infected suffer from diarrhea in the early stages of HIV.
  6. Skin rash Skin rashes also appear in the early stages.
  7. Night sweat Around 60% experience night sweats in the early stages.
  8. Yeast Infection Mouth infection caused by Candida, a type of yeast, appears in later stages of HIV.
  9. Confusion Cognitive disorders can be a sign of HIV-related dementia.
  10. Headache Headache as well as sore throat is also recognized as an HIV symptom.
  11. Cold sores Cold sores and genital herpes appear in advance stages of HIV.
  12. Pneumonia Pneumonia infection is also a risk due to a weakened immune system.
  13. Tingling and weakness The later stages of HIV are also characterized by numbness and tingling in both hands and feet.
  14. Menstrual irregularities The chance of having menstrual irregularities, such as fewer and lighter periods are higher in the later stages.
  15. Weight loss Weight loss is also a symptom in more advanced stages of HIV.

Source: Emaggy.com