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How does the aids virus affect us in the beginning of the disease?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: You may not notice

Most people, after recovering from primary infection (acute retroviral syndrome), have no symptoms for at least a few years.
However, they are not normal. Their t-helper cell counts are usually declining, and they have higher levels of immune acttivation and inflammation. Most people have fairly advanced disease by the time symptoms appear, though there are a few conditions that can occur earlier.

In brief: You may not notice

Most people, after recovering from primary infection (acute retroviral syndrome), have no symptoms for at least a few years.
However, they are not normal. Their t-helper cell counts are usually declining, and they have higher levels of immune acttivation and inflammation. Most people have fairly advanced disease by the time symptoms appear, though there are a few conditions that can occur earlier.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Zorian Trusewych
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Very variable

Aids disease progression is extremely variable in individuals ranging from rapid progression to death in a year to a decade or more of asymptomatic infection.
This variability appears to be affected by other comorbidities, genetics, virus strain, etc.

In brief: Very variable

Aids disease progression is extremely variable in individuals ranging from rapid progression to death in a year to a decade or more of asymptomatic infection.
This variability appears to be affected by other comorbidities, genetics, virus strain, etc.
Dr. Zorian Trusewych
Dr. Zorian Trusewych
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