HIV/AIDS symptoms in women

There is a possibility that you could be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS even if you are a female. Even though you may have the condition though it may not be easily noticed as it is not uncommon for there to be no noticeable signs. HIV/AIDS symptoms in women are sometimes noticeable but usually there are only subtle signs and symptoms that you have the condition. These symptoms are not usually easy to pinpoint as being a sign of HIV/AIDS though.

There are three very common HIV/AIDS symptoms in women and they are:

  1. Developing PID or a similar pelvic infection which can have many complications during treatment.
  2. Pap smear results having irregularities.
  3. Developing regular and possibly very serious and severe vaginal infections.

There are still many other possible HIV/AIDS symptoms in women though. It is possible that you do not notice any of these symptoms but you may notice quite a few of them. The severity of each symptom could also vary as well as it is definitely a person by person condition. Some other possible symptoms of the condition include genital ulcers or warts, extreme mucosal herpes infections, and various symptoms that can be attributed to a typical flu. These symptoms will generally start to show within a few weeks of obtaining HIV/AIDS. However, sometimes there will be no symptoms of the condition for many years and you may not ever notice any of the symptoms.

There are many other symptoms as well that are much more common and almost all women affected with HIV/AIDS will notice a few of them. They include: regular fevers, sweating at night, involuntary weight loss, swollen lymph glands, regularly being tired or exhausted, loss of appetite, reoccurring diarrhea, and abnormal blemishes around your mouth.

If you notice quite a few of these symptoms then it is possible that you have HIV/AIDS so you should immediately speak with your doctor. These symptoms alone are not enough to determine if you have the condition though so a proper diagnosis process will need to be completed.

Even if you do not notice any of these symptoms you may want to get tested for HIV/AIDS once and a while as it is still possible that you just have the condition and have not developed any of the symptoms yet. Also, since some of these symptoms are common with other conditions as well it may not be possible to pin point exactly what caused them.

The statistics for HIV/AIDS in women are simply astounding. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for black/African American women between the age of 25 and 34. It is also one of the most common causes of death for black women (and Hispanic women) over the age of 34.

As you can see it is definitely a serious condition that affects many and has proven to be fatal. It is also a top contender with heart diseases for leading to deaths of women of all races between the age of 25 and 34.

There is nothing protecting you from HIV/AIDS and do not think that the disease discriminates to a specific race. You could easily get the disease and may not even know you have it before it is too late. If you want to keep yourself healthy and make sure you never affect anyone else with the disease then get tested immediately and continue getting regular tests so you are always staying safe.

You should also read up on the ways to go about protecting yourself so you can prevent yourself from getting HIV/AIDS as well. There is such thing as too late for the condition and that is pretty obvious since it can be fatal and sometimes the symptoms are unnoticed, so take the initiative to test yourself frequently.

Last updated on Jul 24th, 2010 and filed under Women's Health. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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