The incubation period of AIDS When it comes to AIDS, AIDS villages, and AIDS patients, we generally turn pale and fear to avoid it. There is indeed a reason for it, because once we are unlucky enough to suffer from the disease, the time is running out. But the public does not know much about it, such as "What are the symptoms and manifestations of AIDS in the incubation period? How to treat it in the early stage?".
Experts pointed out that after 2-6 weeks of AIDS, a small number of people (about 2%) present transient symptoms of acute infection, including fever, rash, rigidity, lymph node enlargement, arthralgia, myalgia, maculopapule, urticaria, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and some patients have aseptic meningitis, and white blood cells are normal, but monocytes are increased, the proportion of lymphocytes is slightly reduced, and platelets are slightly reduced. Thereafter, it continued to be asymptomatic, that is, the incubation period of AIDS.
Three manifestations of AIDS incubation period
1. Systemic symptoms
The most common clinical symptom of AIDS patients is recurrent low fever (about 72%), accompanied by chills, emaciation, fatigue and weakness, weight loss (up to 5~22kg), followed by extreme lethargy and weakness, unable to support normal physical activities.
Chronic diarrhea is also a very obvious early clinical manifestation of some people with AIDS. And the causes of fever, diarrhea, and weight loss are often not found. According to the analysis of the clinical manifestations of 38 cases of AIDS, the above symptoms and signs accounted for more than 80% of the total cases.
2. Lymph node enlargement
The incidence rate is 55%~100%. When patients in high-risk groups have swollen lymph nodes and cannot be explained by other reasons, it is likely to be related to HIV infection.
Although swollen lymph nodes are systemic, they are more common in the posterior cervical, submaxillary, or axillary lymph nodes. The enlarged lymph nodes do not fuse, are hard and occasionally tender, with no surface skin changes. The degree of lymph node enlargement is related to the AIDS antibody titer in serum.
In addition, AIDS is accompanied by lymphoma, including Burkitts lymphoma, immunoblastic lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease, and lymph node enlargement can also occur.
3. Skin damage
Skin mucosa is one of the main parts of AIDS invasion. Many AIDS patients take skin damage as the first symptom. There are various clinical manifestations, such as rash, systemic itching, genital warts, contact genital warts, urticaria, etc. But the most characteristic feature of skin damage is the skin changes of Kaposi's sarcoma, and its damage manifestations will be specifically introduced in the following chapters, which will not be further discussed here.