May 17, 2012
Hi, after the inital stage of HIV (Primary), i have read that the next stage no symptoms appear for about on average 10 years (Latency stage i think?). Can this stage normally be shorter eg 5 years? During this period, would milder symptoms be present or none at all?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
There is a very large range of timelines for HIV infection. The clinically latent, asymptomatic phase (after acute retroviral syndrome or acute HIV infection) can range from months to years. Yes, during this phase symptoms are generally none or mild enough to escape detection. This is precisely why HIV testing is recommended by US guidelines for the general (and asymptomatic) public aged 13-64.
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