Early on in an infection, symptoms are general and can resemble influenza like symptoms (fever, body aches, tiredness). Years after the exposure, symptoms can include persistent fever, night sweats, chronic fatigue, as well as other symptoms. Although these symptoms are associated with HIV, they are not specific to HIV and may have other causes. Most people with HIV have no symptoms at all for several years. Even if you don't have symptoms, you are still able to transmit the virus to others. You may remain symptom free for many years, but as the virus continues to multiply and destroy immune cells, you may develop more infections or chronic symptoms. You must be tested to determine your HIV status.