TITLE

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT... Acute primary HIV infection

AUTHOR(S)
Rekart, Michael L.; MacIntosh, Josephine
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, p1280
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on some important facts about acute primary HIV infection. It mentions that fever, fatigue, and sore throat for a median of 14 days are symptoms of HIV infection. It informs that very high HIV viral loads in blood, semen, and vaginal secretions during the first two to three months after infection. It reveals that third and fourth generation enzyme immunoassays start identifying infection within 22 days after exposure.
ACCESSION #
64889462

 

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