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Would HIV symptoms appear days after exposure n last over a month? Got STD test done month after but neg. Sore w red bumps back of throat still there

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Dr. Amar Ashraf
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Symptoms varies

Symptoms for HIV infection varies.
Some individual get symptoms like fever, rash, body ache or swelling of lymph nodes during acute infection usually in 2-4 weeks after infection. Others can acquire HIV infection without any symptoms and symptoms will appear later and may take 5-10 years or more. Rarely can remain asymptomatic for long time and known as long term non progressor.

In brief: Symptoms varies

Symptoms for HIV infection varies.
Some individual get symptoms like fever, rash, body ache or swelling of lymph nodes during acute infection usually in 2-4 weeks after infection. Others can acquire HIV infection without any symptoms and symptoms will appear later and may take 5-10 years or more. Rarely can remain asymptomatic for long time and known as long term non progressor.
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Within 2-4 weeks after HIV infection, many, but not all, people experience flu-like symptoms, often described as the “worst flu ever", which can last from a few days to several weeks and include: fever (most common), headache, swollen glands, sore throat, rash, muscle/joint aches and pains, and fatigue.
Many people who are infected with HIV do not have any symptoms at all for 10 years or more.

In brief: See answer

Within 2-4 weeks after HIV infection, many, but not all, people experience flu-like symptoms, often described as the “worst flu ever", which can last from a few days to several weeks and include: fever (most common), headache, swollen glands, sore throat, rash, muscle/joint aches and pains, and fatigue.
Many people who are infected with HIV do not have any symptoms at all for 10 years or more.
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