A 19-year-old male asked:
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after you get the a flu with hiv how much longer do you have till it starts to affects your body ???

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Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
19 years experience Family Medicine
Immediately: Any illness is serious with HIV. You are already immunocompromised so it is more difficult to fight the disease. You should be treated with Tamiflu (oseltamivir). It also depends on your CD 4 count.
Answered on Feb 20, 2015
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
It varies : It varies from person to person but after the initial primary illness 1-2 months after infection of the virus, it goes into a clinical latent period where you may not have any symptoms for up to 8-10 years. As the virus continues to multiply all those years you may again experience frequent mild infections or chronic signs. With medications it can be many years before full blown AIDS. aids.gov
Answered on May 14, 2014

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