This disease prevents the body’s ability to successfully fight against bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause diseases and that can lead to AIDS and long-term and severe diseases. Some of the infected people develop flu-like symptoms, normally 2 to 6 weeks after infection.
Advance symptoms of HIV include:
– General weakness
– Swollen lymph glands
These early symptoms that vanish within a week to a month are often considered as symptoms of other viral infections. Throughout this phase you are very contagious. More persistent or more severe symptoms of HIV may not appear within 10 or more years of first infection.
As the virus maintains to accumulate and destroy the immune system, mild infections may develop or chronic symptoms, such as:
– Damaged lymph nodes, many times one of the initial signs of HIV
– Weight loss
– Wheezing and coughing
Symptoms and signs in later stage:
– Constant fatigue
– Night sweats
– Fever or a temperature of 38° for a period of several weeks
– Swelling of the lymph nodes more than 3 months
– Chronic diarrhea
Genital herpes is very infectious and caused by herpes type simplex virus HSV. The virus enters the body through small cracks in the skin and mucous membrane. A lot of people with the virus (HSV) never know they have it, because there are no symptoms or signs. Or they may be mild and go unnoticed. When noticeable, the first episode is mainly the worst. Some people have never experienced the second episode, and others, may experience episodes over a period of several decades.
When existing, the symptoms may include:
– Small, red protruding bubbles or open wounds in the genital, anal or nearby area
– Pain and itching around the buttocks, genital area or insides of the thighs
The initial symptoms are pain and itching, at the beginning of a few weeks after infection. After a couple of days small, red bubbles may appear. They burst and turn into ulcers that may bleed. In women, the sores may appear in the vaginal area, anus, buttocks, and in men on the penis, buttocks, scrotum, anus or thighs.
While you have ulcers urinating is painful. Throughout the initial episodes you may have flu-like symptoms, such as headaches, fever and muscle aches, as well as swollen lymph nodes in the groin.