1. Often, people who have HIV in their early stages have nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and a lack of appetite.
Infections like parasitic and fungal infections can make an already weak immune system even weaker. In some cases, these symptoms can also be caused by taking HIV medicine.
2. If you have an infection, your lymph nodes will get bigger because your body has to fight them off.
Some places where lymph nodes can grow are in the neck and armpits, as well as in the groin. This can cause aches and pains.
3. A lot of people with HIV have mouth sores. Many people who have HIV have problems in their mouth because their immune system isn’t as strong as it used to be.
Having these mouth sores can have an effect on someone else’s health. In people who have HIV, these sores and infections are more difficult to treat, and they can also make it hard to eat and take medicine.
4. Skin Rashes: Skin rashes can be both early and late signs of HIV. A rash caused by HIV can be itchy, red, and painful.
Skin rashes can sometimes look like boils that are itchy and come in pink. A flat red area on the skin with small bumps can also be caused by HIV.
5. Aches and Pains in Muscles and Joints: Achy joints are often a sign that you have HIV. In the first few weeks after you get the virus, you might have flu-like symptoms that make your joints and muscles hurt, like a bad cold.