AIDS, also known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), is an infectious disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, which is mainly transmitted through sexual behavior, blood contact, or mother-to-child contact. After being infected with HIV, the body's immune function will be suppressed, which can easily lead to viral infections and tumors.
At present, there is no effective cure for AIDS, so the public needs to pay enough attention to AIDS. So, what are the reactions in your body that indicate that you may be infected with AIDS?
Frequent cold symptoms
People living with AIDS will have cold-like symptoms in the early stages. For example, a persistent low-grade fever is the most common symptom. If the low-grade fever does not improve after taking medication, you need to be alert to AIDS.
With the further development of the disease, the virus will also cause damage to the cells of the whole body, causing muscle soreness, dizziness, headache, nausea and nausea and other cold-like symptoms. If it is only treated as a cold, there will be no obvious improvement in symptoms in the short term, and it will get worse and worse, so you need to be vigilant.
Once HIV starts to invade the internal organs, there will be persistent fever of unknown cause, which can last as long as 3 to 4 months. In addition, symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, dyspnea, and blood in the stool may be accompanied.
Swollen lymph nodes
HIV mainly attacks the human immune system and destroys immune cells. When HIV invades the body, the main manifestation of many patients is superficial lymph node swelling, which is more common in the head and neck, armpits, groin, back of the neck, front of the ears, etc. Behind the ears, femoral lymph nodes, submandibular lymph nodes, etc. Generally, there are at least two or more parts, and some have as many as a dozen. The swelling is more than 1cm in diameter. It is painless, hard, and mobile, and lasts more than 3 months. It is recommended to go to the hospital for inspection at the beginning of the appearance.
Skin and mucous membranes are one of the main parts of HIV invading the human body. Many AIDS patients have skin damage as the initial symptoms of AIDS. Skin lesions are mostly manifested as skin rash, general itching, condyloma acuminatum, contact condyloma, urticaria, oral and pharynx mucosal inflammation and ulcers.
Have loose bowels
One of the early symptoms of AIDS is diarrhea. At the beginning, many patients mistakenly think that there is a problem with their diet, and diarrhea after eating bad food. In fact, AIDS can also cause diarrhea in patients. There will be obvious foam in the stool. At the same time, patients will have severe symptoms of thirst and need to drink a lot of water. Therefore, if there is an abnormality in the body that cannot be ignored, it is best to go to the hospital for examination.
If there is a significant weight loss in a short period of time, it needs to be taken seriously, because the occurrence of this situation may be related to AIDS. When AIDS invades the body, the symptoms of poor digestive tract are obvious. Many people have abdominal pain and diarrhea. If nutrients cannot be provided in time, it may lead to weight loss. People with such changes should also be alert to AIDS.
Thrush in AIDS patients mainly occurs when the body's immunity is significantly reduced during the AIDS period. It is caused by Candida albicans infection. It mostly occurs in the mucosa of the angina, soft palate, tongue, and gums. It can also involve the larynx, trachea, and bronchi. The clinical manifestation is that the oral mucosa is covered with a grayish-white film, with clear borders and flushing around it, which may be scattered or fused with masses. Scrape off the pseudomembrane may show a red moist surface with mild bleeding or erosion. In severe cases, the mucosa may be ulcerated and necrotic.
In addition to the more common symptoms above, sufficient attention should be paid to repeated infections in the body. This is also one of the signs of AIDS infection, and this condition often leads to aggravation of the disease. Related research shows that more than half of AIDS patients will develop athlete's foot, which is difficult to treat.
In short, in order to stay healthy, you should actively prevent AIDS, pay attention to hygiene, keep yourself clean, develop good living habits, and take immediate treatment measures when you notice the danger signs of the disease, so as to avoid the invasion of the disease.