3. Sore Muscles
Acute Retroviral Syndrome is often mistaken for another infection or disease such as the flu or mono. It is even often mistaken for hepatitis or syphilis. This is not surprising when you understand that many of the symptoms are similar. This includes sore muscles and pain in the joints. The lymph glands often become swollen as well. The lymph nodes are a part of the immune system and they often get inflamed when an infection occurs.
These lymph nodes are located all over the body including the neck, groin, and armpits. Pain that occurs in the muscles and joints, combined with swollen lymph nodes is typically a sign that there is an infection of some type in the body. If you are feeling lethargic and sore all over and your lymph glands feel swollen, it is a good idea to be tested for HIV, especially if you have unprotected sex regularly with multiple partners or use intravenous drugs.