In order to find out whether you are infected by HIV, you need to do your blood test. And of course HIV Symptoms will also help you to identify the disease but do not rely on it 100% because there is also a possibility that you are infected by HIV but doesn’t show any of the HIV symptoms.
Here are some HIV symptoms for your reference:
- Easy bruising
- Rapid weight loss
- Unusual body rashes and blemishes on the tongue
- Easy fatigue and recurring fever
- Purplish blotches on the skin or in the mouth or throat
- Diarrhea more than a week or month
The early HIV symptom is like flu-like symptoms. For example fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes and muscles aches etc. Sometimes it will not be apparent.
HIV can be transmitted in Sexual, through blood or mother to child. These are the 3 main ways that people will infect by HIV.
To help prevent all form of HIV transmission, we can do 3 things:
1.To promote awareness of HIV through media, propaganda or education in schools.
2.Conduct counseling and provide HIV testing.
3.To provide anti-retroviral treatment
However, we still need to do our part to prevent HIV infections. Abstain from sex or be faithful to one partner will also help to reduce the infection. Provide comprehensive sex education for young people to create the awareness and reduce the risk of getting HIV infection.
Recent report found out transfusion of infected blood is the most efficient of all ways to transmit HIV. To reduce the risk is to screening all blood supplies for the virus.
Other than that, you can also prevent medical procedures or activities that involve contact with blood i.e. tattooing or circumcision.
Since HIV can be transmitted from a mother to her child during pregnancy. The most effective way of reducing babies infected is to prevent HIV infection in women. This is much more effective than treatment during pregnancy.
To be successful, besides knowing the HIV symptoms and do some precautious steps on prevention, the most important thing is still education. Education will create awareness and provide the knowledge of the illness. If only people know the risk and consequences, they will then know how to prevent.
Love yourself, cherish your life and give protection to your loved ones. Know the HIV symptoms and do a regular test to find out your health status. You will happy if you do it for your good self and your loved ones.