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Question by  VaNella (17)

What are the first week's symptoms of an HIV infection?


Answer by  Feasel (1766)

Symptoms wouldn't show that soon, they would maybe start showing after a few months. HIV doesn't even show up in tests for at least 9 months until after you had sex with the infected partner.


Answer by  monkeyz (3150)

Shortly after contracting HIV, many report flu-like symptoms that last for 1-4 weeks. This does not necessarily take place in the first week (or at all), but it does generally take place soon after infection.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

There are no known symptoms to occur in newly infected individuals during the first week of an HIV infection. Most symptoms for those who are tested with HIV positive results do not develop for several years. It is important that if you feel that you may have been exposed to HIV or other STD to go to see your doctor.


Answer by  Sally30 (163)

In the first week of an HIV infection you may have no symptoms at all. You may also have symptoms that mimic a cold or other viral illness including fatigue, runny nose, and muscle aches.


Answer by  Beki (33)

The first signs that you may have contracted HIV are linked to flu-like symptoms such as fever, headaches and tiredness.


Answer by  ChristinaRamirez (481)

The first weeks symptoms of an HIV infection can resemble a cold or flu virus. Other early symptoms can also resemble a sexually transmitted disease, like mono or hepatitis. Some also experience fever,rash and fatigue.


Answer by  gleverance (720)

One problem with HIV is that the symptoms are very similar to many other illnesses and can include diarrhea, fever, fatigue, muscle soreness, sore throat, any of a number of of problems. If you think you may have been exposed, go to a doctor to be tested specifically for HIV.


Answer by  Redav (231)

It is Accute Retroviral Syndrome and it´s like a flu so it difficult to tell the difference. After that is asymptomatic for years until it evolves to AIDS.

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