AIDS: Symptom and Causes


Some people experience flu-like symptoms with fever, rash, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes, usually 2 – 4 weeks after contracting the virus. This is called the acute retroviral syndrome.

Primary infection symptoms
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle ache
  • Sore throat
  • Sweats (particularly at night)
  • Enlarged glands
  • A red rash
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
Progression to aids
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhoea, which is usually persistent or chronic
  • Dry cough
  • Fever of above 37 C (100 F) lasting for weeks
  • Night sweats
  • Permanent tiredness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen glands lasting for weeks
  • Weight loss
  • White spots on the tongue or mouth
AIDS Symptoms


It is caused by HIV virus

Transmitted by

  • Sexual contact
  • Parental transmission
  • Blood transfusion
 Aids causes

HIV is not passed through

  • Kissing
  • Spitting
  • Being bitten
  • Contact with unbroken, healthy skin
  • Being sneezed on
  • Sharing baths, towels or cutlery
  • Using the same toilets and swimming pools
  • Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness)
  • Contact with animals or insects such as mosquitoes

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