Which historical findings are characteristic of early symptomatic HIV infection?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Robert J Carpenter, DO, AAHIVS, FACP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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Acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection manifests as numerous signs and symptoms and can affect multiple systems. The most common presentations include asymptomatic infection, fever, chills, malaise, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and myalgias. [2] Approximately 30% of individuals with acute HIV infection are asymptomatic but are highly infectious; this represents an epidemiologic challenge in controlling the HIV pandemic.


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