If you think you have HIV, you need to see somebody signs before a visit to the doctor for HIV test. Here are some possible signs may be HIV-positive.

1. Skin rash

The skin rashes can occur early or late in the course of HIV/AIDS.

2. Fatigue

Fatigue can be both an early and later sign of HIV. The inflammatory response generated by your besieged immune system also can cause you to feel tired, lethargic, achy muscles, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, the flu, mononucleosis, or another viral infection, even syphilis or hepatitis.

The fatigue during acute, or newly contracted, HIV might not be so obvious. That’s not surprising: Many of the symptoms are the same, including pain in the joints and muscles and swollen lymph glands.

Lymph nodes are part of your body’s immune system and tend to get inflamed when there’s an infection. Many of them are located in your armpit, groin, and neck.

3. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea

One of the signs people could have short-term nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea in the early stages of HIV. These symptoms can also appear as a result of antiretroviral therapy and later in the infection, usually as the result of an opportunistic infection. Symptoms may be caused by an organism not usually seen in people with healthy immune systems.

4. Weight loss

The body weight loss is a sign of earlier illness and that could be due in part to severe diarrhea. If you’re already losing weight, that means the immune system is usually decreased. A person is considered to have wasting syndrome if they lose 10% or more of their body weight and have had diarrhea or weakness and fever for more than 30 days.

5. Pneumonia

Cough and the weight loss may also presage a serious infection caused by a germ that wouldn’t bother you if your immune system was working properly. The opportunistic infections include toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that affects the brain; a type of herpes virus called cytomegalovirus; and yeast infections such as thrush.

6. Night Sweats

People get night sweats during the early stages of HIV infection. These can be even more common later in infection and aren’t related to exercise or the temperature of the room. Similar to the hot flashes that menopausal women suffer, they’re also hard to dismiss, given that they soak your bedclothes and sheets.

7. Nail changes

Another main sign of late HIV infection are nail changes, such as thickening and curving of the nails, splitting of the nails and black or brown lines going either vertically or horizontally.

8. Yeast infections

The fungal infection that’s common in later stages is thrush, a mouth infection caused by Candida, a type of yeast. It’s a very common fungus and the one that causes yeast infections to women.

9. Confusion or difficulty concentrating

The cognitive problems could be a sign of HIV-related dementia, which usually occurs late in the course of the disease. In addition to confusion and difficulty concentrating, AIDS-related dementia might also involve memory problems and behavioral issues such as anger or irritability.

10. Dry cough:

Dry cough is sign of HIV.

11. Tingling and weakness

The late HIV can also cause numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. This is called peripheral neuropathy, which also occurs in people with uncontrolled diabetes.

12. Menstrual irregularities

The advanced HIV disease appears to increase the risk of having menstrual irregularities, such as fewer and lighter periods. These changes, however, probably have more to do with the weight loss and poor health of women with late-stage infection rather than the infection itself. The infection with HIV also has been associated with earlier age of menopause.

13. Fever

The one of the first signs can be a mild fever, up to about 102 degrees F.
The fever, if it occurs at all, is often accompanied by other usually mild symptoms, such as fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and a sore throat.

14. A sore throat and headache

A sore throat and headache can often be recognized as a symptom of HIV. If you’ve engaged recently in high-risk behavior, an HIV test is a good idea. Get tested for your own sake and for others: HIV is most infectious in the earliest stage.

Keep in mind that the body hasn’t produced antibodies to HIV yet so an antibody test may not pick it up. Investigate other test options such as one that detects viral RNA, typically within nine days of infection.

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