I suspect my condom to have burst bcs 6 weeks after that relation i started urinating with pain and blood sign of STD.and now 2 months after i am having many chronic deseases at once.please i need help it is urgent.thanks,,,
Symptoms related to acute HIV infection (when a person is first infected) are often flu-like:
Mouth sores, including yeast infection (thrush)
Muscle stiffness or aching
Rashes of different types
Swollen lymph glands
Many people have no symptoms when they are diagnosed with HIV.
Acute HIV infection progresses over a few weeks to months to become an asymptomatic HIV infection (no symptoms). This stage can last 10 years or longer. During this period, the person can still spread the virus to others.
Almost all people infected with HIV, if they are not treated, will develop AIDS. A small group of patients develop AIDS very slowly or never at all. These patients are called nonprogressors. Many seem to have genes that prevent the virus from significantly damaging their immune system.
People with AIDS have had their immune system damaged by HIV. They are very susceptible to (easily get) infections that do not normally develop in people with a healthy immune system. These infections are called opportunistic infections.
Common symptoms are:
Sweats (particularly at night)
Swollen lymph glands
The HIV ELISA and HIV Western blot tests detect antibodies to the HIV virus in the blood. Both tests must be positive to confirm an HIV infection. Antibodies are proteins made by the body's immune system when it detects harmful substances, such as the HIV virus.
A complete blood count (CBC) and white blood cell differential may also show abnormalities.
Persons with AIDS usually have regular blood tests to check their CD4 cell count. CD4 cells are a type of T cell. T cells are one kind of cell of the immune system. They are also called "helper cells." A CD4 cell count that is lower than normal may be a sign that the virus is damaging the immune system. (A normal CD4 count is from 500 to 1,500 cells/mm3 of blood.)
When the CD4 count gets too low, the risk of infections and some types of cancer increases.
Other tests that may be done include:
HIV RNA level, or viral load, to check how much virus is in the blood
Pap smear to check for cervical cancer
Anal pap smear to check for cancer of the anus
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