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What are the first signs of hiv?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: ...

When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness.
People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. If concerned about HIV exposure, see a doctor about getting tested. There are effective treatment options for hiv.

In brief: ...

When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness.
People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. If concerned about HIV exposure, see a doctor about getting tested. There are effective treatment options for hiv.
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: It depends

Symptoms often develop within 2 to 4 weeks after transmission of hiv.
Unfortunately some patients never have any symptoms of the virus until years later. When the symptoms are present early they are non-specific & resemble a general viral syndrome, mononucleosis or the "flu". Common symptoms of fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headache, rash, weakness & nerve problems resolve on their own.

In brief: It depends

Symptoms often develop within 2 to 4 weeks after transmission of hiv.
Unfortunately some patients never have any symptoms of the virus until years later. When the symptoms are present early they are non-specific & resemble a general viral syndrome, mononucleosis or the "flu". Common symptoms of fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headache, rash, weakness & nerve problems resolve on their own.
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