One of common symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS is pain. Depending on the type of pain, it can be mild or severe.
Whenever you note or feel any pain like a bone pain, it usually advisable that you see doctor as soon as possible. You never know, apparently HIV virus might be growing in your body.
These are the HIV-related pain that you ought to know
1. Herpes pain
It caused by herpes virus, a virus that is common in people living with HIV/AIDS. There are different type of herpes ranging from herpes zoster, herpes simplex 1 and 2.
The former virus cause chickenpox and and shingles. The latter, herpes simplex 1 and 2 bring about cold sores and blisters that form around the mouth.
You will always experience pain on the genital areas and the mouth when the blisters start developing.
2. Peripheral neuropathy pain
This is another HIV-related pain that occurs due nervous problems. For instance, when the nervous has damaged. In most cases, the pain is caused by HIV virus and this can be one way to tell whether you have the virus or not.
3. Joint, muscle and bone pain.
If you have been experiencing any pain in the joint, muscle or bone, this means that the HIV virus is developing in your body. These pain are common in people with advanced HIV.