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how long can you have hiv before symptoms

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Symptoms of acute HIV disease, when they occur, are highly variable in duration and there is no way to predict in individual patients how long they ar ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated answer: The question you asked is a difficult one. Only about 30% of people at initial infection will experience any kind of symptomatology such as night swea ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Symptoms of acute onset HIV infection may last 6 to 12 weeks, but this is quite variable from individual to individual.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Not all patients experience symptoms during the early phase of infection. Flu like symptoms may last from a few days to a few weeks. See this site fo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Not all HIV infected individuals have early symptoms. These symptoms are like a flu and may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more in ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
There is a range: One day to years. It really depends. Hiv testing is therefore very useful. Symptoms may or may not be present. Better be safe and check wi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Indeterminate: It can take several weeks/months to seroconvert positive after an exposure to hiv. Symptoms may not occur until even longer depending on the individu ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Try not to fret: Rather than worry, seek counseling. If you did not have ubprotected sex - there is little cause for concern. It does take some time for an HIV test t ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: The answer depends.... If you are talking about symptoms of acute hiv, these may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. However, ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
HIV progression: Most people infected by HIV develop a flu-like illness within a month or two after the virus enters the body. This is known as primary or acute HIV i ... Read More
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