How does HIV progress in the body?

Acute HIV infection is the earliest stage of HIV infection, and it generally develops within 2 to 4 weeks after infection with HIV. During this time, some people have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache, and rash. In the acute stage of infection, HIV multiplies rapidly and spreads throughout the body.

What are the 4 stages of HIV infection?

Stages of HIV infection

  • Seroconversion illness. Some people experience a short illness soon after they contract HIV.
  • The asymptomatic stage of HIV. Once seroconversion is over, most people feel fine and don’t experience any symptoms.
  • Symptomatic HIV.
  • Late-stage HIV.

What happens when HIV first enters the body?

Early on, HIV symptoms may be mild enough to be dismissed. After a few days after being exposed to the virus, a person with HIV may experience a flu-like sickness that lasts a few weeks. This is associated with the first stage of HIV, which is called the acute infection stage, or acute HIV.

How do you know your body is fighting an infection?

fever. feeling tired or fatigued. swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin. headache.

How do I know if I have infection in my body?

Bacterial infections can cause some general symptoms, such as pain, fever, and swollen lymph nodes. They may also cause some other symptoms depending on where in the body they occur. Bacterial infections typically require treatment with antibiotics.

What are the 5 signs of infection?

Signs of Infection

  • Increased pain or swelling.
  • A foul smell from the wound.
  • Pus-like drainage, fever or chills.
  • Increasing redness around the wound.
  • Red streaks moving away from the wound.

How do you know if your body is fighting a virus?

A sore, scratchy throat signals that white blood cells and antibodies are rushing to the area to fight infection – causing inflammation and irritation. A sore throat that just won’t quit is usually a good indication that your body is fighting an infection and may need a little bit more tender loving care than usual.