I am Sumeet from Allahabad. I am now 20 years old and student. In my college, I learnt about HIV problem and how it affects people different ways. I am interested to know how the HIV symptoms in men can occur? This will help me doctor greatly. So please say.
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Dr. Raveendran SR

Diabetologist, Sexologist, Medical Microbiologist

The initial symptoms of HIV in men are usually unspecific. The early symptoms are normally bearable and mistaken for other mild conditions like flu. Many men underestimate them or confuse them with other minor health issues. Men start experiencing flu-like symptoms a few days to week after contracting HIV, which include: • Headaches • Tiredness • Fever • Sore throat • Skin rash Apart from these flu-like symptoms, a few men tend to experience more severe manifestations of the disease early on, like: • Weight loss • Fatigue • Dementia Rare initial symptoms of HIV in men include: • Night sweating • Sore muscles • Joint pain • Mouth ulcers • Swollen lymph nodes • Genital ulcers • Vomiting or nausea A lot of men do not pay attention to the initial symptoms and hold off seeing a medical professional until the symptoms grow worse, by which time the infection may have advanced rapidly.

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