HIV symptoms in men

Earlier we wrote about the main HIV symptoms in women and described general common HIV symptoms. Now let’s find out what HIV symptoms in men are typical.

There are main symptoms of HIV infection in men:

  • Fever

Fever is the most common HIV symptom at an early stage of the disease both in men and in women. Very often, this symptom appears immediately after infection. Fever may continue for a period of 2-4 weeks after infection, then, the body temperature gradually comes to normal.

  • A rash

Sometimes, at the early stages, the HIV infection in men appears in the form of a rash. These are usually areas of colorless skin. As a rule, rash appears in the course of 1 week – 1 month after the HIV-infection in men.

  • Headache

In case of HIV infection, men often suffer from headaches. They may be non-periodic and often similar to the ordinary headaches after severe intellectual work or in the period of flu epidemics or other respiratory viral infections.

  • Loss of appetite

Loss of appetite and weariness are one of the most hardly noticeable HIV symptoms in men. They can often be written off to seasonal affective disorder, increased workload or family troubles.

  • Lymphadenopathy

A man with early symptoms of HIV infection can find one more sign of the disease – enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, groin and under armpits. Lymph nodes gradually become swollen and firm in these body parts. They do not cause any discomfort and do not hurt. Swollen lymph nodes are often confused with other diseases, such as acute respiratory viral infection.

In general, as you can see, HIV symptoms in men are rather vague and short-term. They can be written off to another more widespread disease or other causes. They do not guarantee that the man is HIV-positive. If you want to make sure you are a 100% healthy man – submit to an express test for HIV.