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Possible Signs

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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
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Hard-to-treat oral or vaginal yeast infection
  • Diarrhea

These symptoms in a person with HIV usually mean he or she is beginning to develop AIDS.

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Possible Results

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May lead to the development of AIDS, the body’s inability to fight infections and cancers. Death.

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Treatment

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There is no cure for HIV, but proper treatment can extend life for many years.

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Additional Information

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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.

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