Hiv and Aids: Symptoms in Men

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If you have HIV and you are not on ART, eventually the virus will weaken your body’s immune system and you will progress to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), the late stage of HIV infection.

Symptoms can include:

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Recurring fever or profuse night sweats
  • Extreme and unexplained tiredness
  • Prolonged swelling of the lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck
  • Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week
  • Sores of the mouth, anus, or genitals
  • Pneumonia
  • Red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids
  • Memory loss, depression, and other neurologic disorders.

Each of these symptoms can also be related to other illnesses. So the only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested.

Common AIDS symptoms in men include:
  • swollen lymph glands.
  • unusual lesions on the tongue; skin rashes and bumps.
  • nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • cough and shortness of breath.
  • chronic fatigue.
  • fever, chills, and night sweats.
  • rapid weight loss.
  • blurred or distorted vision.