What percentage of patients with HIV infection develop symptoms during the acute period?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Robert J Carpenter, DO, AAHIVS, FACP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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Approximately 70% of patients with HIV infection develop symptoms during the acute infection period, [1] although some reports of symptomatic acute HIV infection are likely associated with a reporting bias, and the actual frequency may be lower. Symptoms associated with HIV seroconversion are nonspecific and may be attributed to a viral syndrome such as influenza virus infection.


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