Know potential secondary infections at each stage
An asymptomatic infection may occur and the person can develop swollen lymph nodes during the first stage. In the second stage, yeast infections from the organism Candida albicans may appear in the mouth, throat, or vagina. Other symptoms include fever and persistent diarrhea. Oral Leukoplakia, shingles, and other Epstein Barr infections may occur as a result of declining immunity. In the last stage, Candida albicans can appear as infections in the bronchi, trachea or lungs. Cytomegalovirus eye infections, tuberculosis, pneumocystis pneumoniae, toxoplasmosis of the brain, and Kaposi’s sarcoma may also appear.