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Can I have symptoms of early HIV infection 2 or 3 days after exposure. Started high fever, sore throat, and extreme soreness in my leg and butt.

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Dr. Linda Gromko
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In brief: Acute HIV infection

You can have symptoms of an acute (new) HIV infection.
They are similar to mono - with sore throat and achiness. (i hope an expert weighs in on how early this can occur.) there is a blood test that shows HIV 'viral load, ' i.e., how many copies of the HIV virus a person has. This is usually done if a very high risk event has occurred: significant exposure with known HIV positive partner.

In brief: Acute HIV infection

You can have symptoms of an acute (new) HIV infection.
They are similar to mono - with sore throat and achiness. (i hope an expert weighs in on how early this can occur.) there is a blood test that shows HIV 'viral load, ' i.e., how many copies of the HIV virus a person has. This is usually done if a very high risk event has occurred: significant exposure with known HIV positive partner.
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