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How long before the symptoms of aids will appear, after getting the virus?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
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In brief: 5 to 10 years

After HIV infection, it may take somewhere from 5 to 10 years for symptoms to show up.
However, each person's immune system responds differently to the virus. In addition, some strains of HIV are more destructive than others. Because initial HIV infection may occur without many symptoms, many people may not know that they are infected until they develop symptoms associated with advanced aids.

In brief: 5 to 10 years

After HIV infection, it may take somewhere from 5 to 10 years for symptoms to show up.
However, each person's immune system responds differently to the virus. In addition, some strains of HIV are more destructive than others. Because initial HIV infection may occur without many symptoms, many people may not know that they are infected until they develop symptoms associated with advanced aids.
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