Human immunodeficiency virus infection
Symptoms related to HIV are usually due to an infection in part of the body. Some symptoms related to HIV infection include:
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- Mouth sores, including yeast infection (
- Muscle stiffness or aching
- Rash of different types, including
- Sore throat
Swollen lymph glands
Note: When they are diagnosed with HIV infection, many people have not had any symptoms.
Signs and tests
- If the test is negative (no antibodies found) and you have risk factors for HIV infection, you should be retested in 3 months.
- If the HIV ELISA and HIV Western blot tests are positive, other blood tests can be done to determine how much HIV is in your bloodstream.
A complete blood count (
A lower-than-normal CD4 cell count may be a sign that the virus is damaging your immune system.