Present about one to two months after sex. A person may have flu-like symptoms that soon disappear. Years later, these symptoms may appear:
- Swollen glands
- Night sweats
- Hard-to-treat oral or vaginal yeast infection
These symptoms in a person with HIV usually mean he or she is beginning to develop AIDS.
May lead to the development of AIDS, the body’s inability to fight infections and cancers. Death.
There is no cure for HIV, but proper treatment can extend life for many years.
You cannot get HIV through the air or from casual contact. HIV is not spread by: living, working, going to school with someone that is HIV positive, shaking hands, kissing, hugging, sneezing, coughing, sharing food, plates, cups or forks, toilets, tubs, swimming pools, mosquitoes, or other insects.