HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a disease that targets and weakens the body’s immune system in order to reproduce. Although incurable, medicines are now available which make it possible to lead a relatively normal life, although changes to sexual behaviour will be required to avoid passing on the virus. Diagnosing and treating the virus early on can ensure life expectancy is not shortened. 


It is possible that you have no symptoms after contracting HIV or you may experience flu-like symptoms 2-6 weeks afterwards. This is known as sero-conversion illness with symptoms including:

  • A fever lasting more than a few days
  • Headaches
  • Aching limbs
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Diarrhoea
  • A rash all over the body


Testing for HIV is a quick process and should be done as soon as possible if you are unsure about whether you have contracted it. If you would like to get tested, give us a call on 02074991581.

Mayfair Doctors

37 North Audley Street

Mayfair | London | W1k 6ZL

Tel: 0207 499 1581

We are open 6 days a week

Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday: 10am to 4:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Times may vary due to the current situation. Please call us to confirm.

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