acute HIV infectionJAMA
The 4-to-7-week period of rapid viral replication immediately following exposure. The number of virions (see) produced during primary infection is similar to that produced during several subsequent years of established, asymptomatic infection. An estimated 30 to 60 percent of individuals with primary HIV (see) infection develop an acute syndrome characterized by fever, malaise, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, headache, myalgia, and sometimes rash. Following primary infection, seroconversion (see) and a broad HIV-1 specific immune response occur, usually within 30 to 50 days. It was previously thought that HIV was relatively dormant during this phase. However, it is now known that during the time of primary infection, high levels of plasma HIV RNA can be documented.
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