Signs and Symptoms of HIV, Malaria, Creutzfeldt- Jacob disease, Herpes, Cholera, Hypothyroidism, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Swine Flu

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Signs and Symptoms


Many people who are HIV-positive do not experience any symptoms of HIV infection. Sometimes symptoms appear after a year of infection or even after a decade. Often people only begin to feel sick when they progress toward AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

But those who do have symptoms may experience:




Night sweats

Muscle aches

Sore throat


Swollen lymph nodes

Ulcers in the mouth

It is important to know that most people do not suffer symptoms so tests must be taken to know if you are HIV+


There are many symptoms for malaria that infect nearly 75% of children in tropical countries, these symptoms may include:




flu-like symptoms

followed by internal bleeding

kidney and liver failure

Creutzfeldt- Jacob disease

CJD is caused by an abnormal protein, called prion, which affects the nervous system.

CJD is sometimes called the "great mimicker" because it causes symptoms that occur in many other neurological diseases.

These symptoms include:

Behavioral and personality changes

Confusion and memory problems



Lack of coordination

Strange physical sensations

Vision problems

As the disease advances, some may experience dementia and involuntary jerking movements called myoclonus.


The first signs of herpes are sometimes a tingling, itching and burning sensations at the site of infection. These "pre-outbreak" symptoms are often called prodrome. In genital herpes more symptoms are present, these symptoms include:

painful red blisters that burst to leave open sores around your genitals, rectum, thighs and buttocks

blisters and ulcers on the cervix (lower part of the womb) in women

vaginal discharge in women

pain when you pass urine

a high temperature (fever) of 38°C (100.4°F) or over

a general feeling of being unwell, with aches and pains

flu like symptoms

These symptoms may...