Sexual Advice 101
Sexual Advice 101

HIV symptoms in men

A man who has been infected with HIV initially stays asymptomatic. However, there are a few symptoms that can serve as an indication that a man is infected with this virus. The first symptom that is to be looked for is mild to moderate fever that could occur as soon as 2 weeks after infection. Quite often, this fever will be accompanied by a persistent headache. Fever caused by HIV usually resembles that which is caused by the flu, and disappears within a few days. This is one reason why it is rarely taken into account by most infected men. Next on the list are swollen glands, which could be any of the lymph nodes in any part of the body. Rashes may also appear in red patches along with flaking of the skin, and usually disappear within a week or a month from its first appearance. Diarrhea is another symptom of HIV in men. This may or may not be accompanied with the other symptoms of HIV, such as swollen glands, fever and rashes. A man who is infected with HIV will also have unexplained loss of weight and might begin to feel lethargic as time passes. This feeling could be similar to the lack of energy felt at the end of a hectic work day. Since these symptoms usually disappear within some time, they are often neglected. As infection progresses it causes other symptoms like recurrent infections, breathing trouble, headaches and fever.

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