How does aid appear

How does aid appear

Characteristics of AIDS


AIDS or ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME is a disease of an infectious nature caused by a virus (Human Immunodeficiency Virus – HIV). Affects the immune system , which deteriorates the patient is very susceptible to infections and cancers.

Symptoms of AIDS

Symptoms can be varied during the different stages of disease development.

– Stage 1 (Stage of infection- seroconversion): It is the moment you get infected. No symptoms are present during this stage or sometimes they are similar to a short flu. HIV antibody test during this stage may not be positive.

– Stage 2 (acute retroviral syndrome): This is the stage when the virus enters the lymph nodes that appear between 7 and 40 days after exposure and lasts from 15 to 40 days. Among the most characteristic symptoms of this stage we can point out:

– Fatigue

– Weight loss

– Recurrent respiratory diseases: (sinusitis, pharyngitis, otitis,)


– Digestive system problems

– Repetitive mouth ulcers


Nail fungus

– Inflammation of the meninges and lymph nodes,

– Etc.

– Stage 3 (Latency stage): It is a stage where the disease is spreading along 10 years. Among the most characteristic symptoms we have:

– Weakness

Chronic fatigue

– Poor appetite


– Fever

– Constant diarrhea

– Swollen glands


– Weight loss

– Feeling of heaviness and numbness in arms and legs, kidney, digestive, etc.

– Stage 4 (End period): stage in which the immune system is so weakened that a number of diseases can appear during it because they take advantage of this weakness to manifest. Among the most common one we have:

– Pneumonia

– Tuberculosis

– Chickenpox


– Oral thrush


– Meningitis

– Mental disorders

– Articulatory disorders

– Cancers: (The most characteristic one is the Kaposi sarcoma which is characterized by the typical dark red spots on skin)

More information about AIDS in the listing above.

Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

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