May 25, 2006
WHICH IS THE ACUTE AND THE CRONIC PHASES?
Response from Dr. Young
This one's pretty easy:
Acute phase HIV disease usually refers to that period of time prior to seroconversion (or HIV+ antibody tests). Other synonyms for acute phase are acute retroviral syndrome or primary HIV infection (PHI).
Chronic phase is everything else-- when the antibody tests are fully positive--
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