|ARS FIGHTING VIRUS
Jun 12, 2006
IF A PERSON WAS EXPOSED TO HIV AND IS INDEED HAVING ARS, IS THIS THE BODY TRYING TO FIGHT OFF THE HIV, AND DOES THE BODY EVER WIN AND PREVENT HIV INFECTION. OR IS IT TOO LATE IF ARS SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT. THANKS.
| Response from Dr. Horwath
The acute viral syndrome associated with exposure to HIV is the immune system reacting to the exposure to the virus for the first time. It is the body's attempt to fight the viral infection. After the initial immune reaction, HIV tends to be isolated in the immune system (and some other tissues in the body). There is usually no further sign of illness for several years ( average of 10 years in people without treatment).
In other words, after the acute viral syndrome, the HIV infection has beeb established and remains.
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