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

Rekart, Michael L.; MacIntosh, Josephine
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, p1280
Academic Journal
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.


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