Symptoms of HIV in women are mostly similar to the major symptoms of HIV in other genders. However, due to biological differences, symptoms exclusive to women can also be observed. There might be several queries bugging, so here are the HIV symptoms in women.
Let’s start with initial symptoms –
These include nausea. and vomiting, chronic fatigue, rapid weight loss, cough and shortness of breath. frequent fever, chills, and night sweats. Another important fact to be noted, is that after the initial HIV patient symptoms fade away, there may not be additional symptoms for years until it relapses. HIV symptoms in men after 1 year or more can have additions such as Diarrhoea and frequent infections.
This makes early detection of HIV very important, which can be possible through regular HIV testing of whoever indulges in high-risk behaviour. Also, if you are experiencing the primary symptoms of HIV, getting tested for HIV is very important.
Here’s a look at some specific symptoms of HIV in women –
Menstrual Changes: A lighter period or heavier period, can be caused due to the presence of HIV. Hormonal fluctuations due to the HIV virus itself or other infections to which the HIV positive person is prone to or some of the medications can further cause worsening of menstrual symptoms such as cramps and fatigue.
Vaginal Yeast Infection: Women with HIV become more prone to vaginal yeast infections. Symptoms of these infections include – burning in and around vagina, pain during sex, painful urination and thick white vaginal discharge.
In case you’ve been experiencing any of these symptoms, we strongly recommend you consult with our expert counsellors for relevant guidance help.
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Syphilis is one of the common Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Symptoms of syphilis in females are formation of an ulcer, hair loss, sore throat, wart-like lesions in genitals, etc.
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