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what is the early symptoms of hiv?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
HIV is hard to get?: Many people do not have many symptoms. But, they would be like a flu-- muscle aches and severe fatigue.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long do the early symptoms of HIV last?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 info. http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/hiv-in-your-body/stages-of-hiv/.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

How lon does early HIV symptoms pesist?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
HIV: Acute infections may be symptomatic for several weeks.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can early symptoms of HIV last up to 4months?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: The symptoms of acute infection (primary infection or acute retroviral syndrome) generally last for a few days to a few weeks--rarely longer than a month.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of HIV at early stage?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Acute retroviral sx: The most common symptoms of acute retroviral infection is no signs/symptoms. The acute syndrome is no different in males or females ; may present as a mononucleosis like illness. Fever (38-40c), fatigue, ; myalgias; sore throat w/ or w/o swollen tonsils; generalized red body rash; non-tender swelling of lymph nodes in armpits ; front /back of the neck. It takes an alert physician to diagnose!
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What are early HIV symptoms?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Varies tremendously: Symptoms can vary from weight loss, fatigue, severe diarrhea, skin rashes (Kaposi sarcoma to macular type rashes), pneumonia (Pneumocystic jerovecki), swollen lymph nodes (in the most serious case Berkitt's lymphoma), night sweats.......and then again can present with nothing at all!

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