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How much time it take to develop the first symptoms of hiv?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Variable
Symptoms may be totally non-existent for years after getting HIV infected, because most are a result of prolonged progressive damage to the immune system. Signs are predominantly laboratory data, showing decrease in cd4 counts, increased viral loads, etc.
There may be physical findings of enlarged lymph nodes or spleen but these are quite variable.

In brief: Variable
Symptoms may be totally non-existent for years after getting HIV infected, because most are a result of prolonged progressive damage to the immune system. Signs are predominantly laboratory data, showing decrease in cd4 counts, increased viral loads, etc.
There may be physical findings of enlarged lymph nodes or spleen but these are quite variable.
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