A doctor may suspect
HIV infection if a person has several symptoms at the
same time, the symptoms do not go away over time, and there seems to be no
other reason (such as an upper respiratory tract infection, flu, or another
illness) for the symptoms. The symptoms of HIV can include:
The most common way people are infected with HIV is by having sex with an infected person. You can't tell by looking at a person whether they have HIV, so you have to protect yourself -- and your sex partner.
and HIV Prevention
Don't have unprotected sex outside marriage or a committed relationship. If you or your partner has ever had unprotected sex -- or if either of you uses injected drugs -- the only way to be sure you don't have HIV is to get tested. Have two...