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A 29-year-old male asked:

How long do ars hiv fever normally last? i had a fever with stomach pain and muscle aches for one day

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Acute HIV infection: Fever alone almost never is due to ARS; it only occurs along with other symptoms like sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and sometimes skin rash. ARS symptoms typically start 7-10 days after catching the virus (never sooner than week). Once fever or other ARS symptoms start, usually they last at least 1-2 weeks. If possibly exposed or otherwise concerned, see a doctor ASAP. Good luck.
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Last updated Jul 22, 2019


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