What Are the Early Warning Signs of HIV?

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During its earliest stage, stage one, most HIV symptoms are similar to what you might experience with the flu, allergies or the common cold. Typically, they come on between two weeks and two months after transmission, and not everyone experiences all of the same symptoms. Some people may not experience any symptoms at all. That's why, if you believe you're at risk, it's important to monitor any changes in your body and get tested as soon as possible.

The earlier HIV is detected and diagnosed, the easier it is to get under control with medication. If not treated, it may advance rapidly. Once it advances to stage three or turns into AIDS, it can weaken your immune system, lead to more severe symptoms and even cause death. To prevent this, learn the early signs of HIV.