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How soon do you get symptoms after you're infected with HIV?

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Most people don't know right away that they've been infected. Symptoms usually show up 2-6 weeks later, when your body's immune system starts to fight the virus. This is called acute retroviral syndrome or primary HIV infection.

From: Symptoms and Stages of HIV WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "HIV Infection."

CDC: "HIV/AIDS."

AIDS.gov: "Stage of HIV Infection."

UNAIDS.

Betts, R. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, fifth edition, 2005. A Practical Approach to Infectious Diseases,

Heymann, D. 18th edition. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual,

American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., 2004.

Lashley, F. , Springer Publishing, 2004. Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on May 06, 2019

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "HIV Infection."

CDC: "HIV/AIDS."

AIDS.gov: "Stage of HIV Infection."

UNAIDS.

Betts, R. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, fifth edition, 2005. A Practical Approach to Infectious Diseases,

Heymann, D. 18th edition. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual,

American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., 2004.

Lashley, F. , Springer Publishing, 2004. Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on May 06, 2019

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