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Many people who are diagnosed with AIDS in their 20s are actually infected when they are teenagers.

People infected HIV often think about their recent actions as to why they infected this disease. However, it's not always the case. HIV can hide, that means, you can infect HIV for many years without knowing it. For most HIV positive patients, the symptoms usually started in one or three weeks after they infected HIV. There are 4 stages of symptoms when the HIV positive person develops AIDS - asymptomatic stage, early symptomatic stage, late symptomatic stage, and advance AIDS stage.

Asymptomatic Stage
phase 1

A symptom-free phrase, HIV patients remains good health in this period and no specific symptoms are shown.

Early Symptomatic Stage
phase 2

The immune system is attacked by the HIV and weakens. Patients experiences symptoms such as fever, headache, cough, skin rash, diarrhea, skin rash, and feeling of discomfort. They also might begin feeling tire, losing appetite and weight, or frequent sweating.

Late Symptomatic Stage
phase 3

In this stage, the immune system is severely destructed. The patient may have CD4 T-cells below 200 in one cubic millimter of blood. Many people finally realizes that they infected AIDS in this stage. Symptoms are: a massive amount of weight loss, serious feelings of uncomfort, and long lasting tireness.

Advanced AIDS Stage
phase 4

Eventually, the replication of HIV killed most of the CD4 T-cells. The immune system loss all functions of producing antibodies against the virus. Patient may have CD4 T-cells below 50 in one cubic millimeter of blood. In one or two years, opportunistic infections such as cancer, pneumonia, and fungus inflections formed. Patients do not die because of AIDS or HIV; they die because of cancer or any other life-threatening disease due the lost function of the immune system.