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Mar 2, 2003

dr kull, I have noticed very early that ppl freak out about symptoms that are flu-like due to ARS and understandably so, but i was wondering, i thought i read this somewhere, but isnt it possible to be hiv+ and not experiance the flu or mono-like symptoms in the seroconversion stage?

Response from Mr. Kull

The research shows that the majority of people, anywhere from 70-80%, experience at least one symptom indicative of primary HIV infection. It is possible that some people experience symptoms that go unnoticed and that some don't experience any symptoms at all.

Please try to avoid determining your status based on the presence, or absence, of symptoms. Always rely on your doctor to evaluate symptoms, and determine your own risk based on your contact. HIV is only known to be sexually transmitted through vaginal, anal, and, much less frequently, oral sex.

RMK



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