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Re: What is acute viral syndrome??

Re: What is acute viral syndrome??

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Posted by Rachael on November 21, 2000 at 20:38:04:

In Reply to: What is acute viral syndrome?? posted by Mandy on November 21, 2000 at 19:30:55:

Mandy,

Acute Viral Syndrome (AVS) occurs right at the beginning of infection with HIV (at the point of seroconversion i.e. HIV- to HIV+). The symptoms such as low-grade fever, sore throat, fatigue, mouth ulcerations and swollen lymph nodes are experienced when the body first starts producing antibodies to fight the HIV infection. This normally occurs between 1-8 weeks after infection (the average time is around three weeks). Please note that all these symptoms may not be present at the time of seroconversion. Indeed, as many as 30% of those who are infected with HIV experience no symptoms whatsoever.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Rachael


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