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I have heard that early detection of HIV virus can significantly increase treatment options and decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Can you guide me over HIV mild symptoms that can help you in getting HIV early treatment?

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Hi,

 Thanks for contacting us.

It is true that detecting early and mild symptoms of HIV helps in better and timely treatment of HIV/AIDS. Depending upon the infection, many patients describes onset of mild symptoms such as fever, headache, swollen lymph, sore throat and rash. These mild symptoms persist for two to four weeks. During this period, the immune system will slowly come under attack and ultimately see a decrease in helper T cells (CD4 lymphocytes) as a result. Various other mild symptoms of HIV include coughing, diarrhea, weight loss, fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, joint pain and shortness of breath.  People affected with HIV may also suffer from mild symptoms like enlarged nodes in neck, groin and armpits.

If you notice any such symptoms and hardly getting relief even by taking medications, rush to doctor for getting tests done as prescribed by your doctor.  Do not hesitate to talk to doctor about anything that you feel so that you can get proper treatment.


Dr. Steve Merris
Category: Internal Medicine Specialist
Experience: 
Medical School - New York University
Internship in Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency in Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Columbia University Medical Center
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