Clinical symptoms of HIV
Generally, a person infected with HIV does not show any apparent symptoms for a number (3 to 12) of years. Ten to fifteen percent infected people may, however, suffer from mild fever, headache and uneasiness for sometime after a few weeks of infection. Soon these symptoms disappear, and infected persons continue transmitting the virus to the persons.
Gradual destruction of more and more lymphocytes through several years ultimately leads to a full blown AIDS disease during which a patient suffers from persistent fever and diarrhoea, loss of appetite and weight, weakness and fatigue, body pain, white lesions in mouth and alimentary and warts upon anus and genitals. Eventfully the patient loses immunity and dies of multiple infectious diseases.