When you fear of being infected with HIV after having an unprotected sex, you should take the test firstly to know if you are positive or not.
There is no better option to know your status but consult a doctor or to go immediately to the nearest testing center for early diagnosis.
For further awareness, here are the warning signs to convince you to get tested as soon as possible:
1. Headache and sore throat
Infections will attack you very easily as your immunity will get weak. You will often feel irritation in your throat and strong headache for many days and even nights.
2. Dry cough
Dry sticky cough will soon remain in your throat.
Fever can be a normal thing. If it escalated into flu or the fever stays for a long time, you have to seek a doctor immediately.
4. Skin rashes
HIV will reflect its infection on your skin in the form of itchy rashes.
5. Weak undesirable nails
Nails get brittle and turns yellow.
6. Aching Muscles
Your legs, back and joints hurt a lot even with usual tasks.
7. Always tired
It will reduce your energy levels and affect your stamina. In many occasions, you will always feel tired. .
8. Unhealthy Mind
You feel restless all the time and struggle a lot to set focus in your work.
9. Sweating in evenings
Problems like difficulty to sleep, deep breathing and body sweats in any temperature will affect your sleeping habits.
10. Sudden weight loss
You will lose weight as your appetite will soon be diminished.
Source: Read and Digest
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