Read Related: How to Protect Yourself From STIs & STDsSymptoms The first signs of HIV start showing up about two months after coming in contact with the virus and are very similar to the flu. Some of the most common symptoms are fever, sore throat, rash, fatigue, and weight loss to name a few. Once HIV develops into AIDS, the symptoms are more severe like extreme chills, night sweats, blurred vision and a constant cough. It’s very easy spot all of these symptoms and they almost never go unnoticed.
Statistics Latinos as a whole are affected by HIV/AIDs three times more than Caucasians. A CDC study found that there were 585 diagnosed out of 100,000 Latinos versus only 224 cases out of 100,000 whites. In 2011 alone, Latinos made up 20% of all AIDS cases.