Sep 15, 2006
Dr Bob, Still luvin' your work! A question....it states on nearly every werbsite that AIDS doesnt usually develop for up to around 3 - 10 years? Could a person have symptoms from as early as 3 - 6 months after infection? Or even a year later? Isnt that too early?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Considering that Rodeo Clown Dubya got reelected, I'd have to say anything, no matter how improbable and nonsensical, is possible. But generally speaking the natural history of this disease is that after the symptoms related to acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) subside, there is usually a long period (years) in which the infected individual is essentially asymptomatic. But he or she would still test HIV positive.
The bottom line is always: if you placed yourself at risk for HIV, get tested whether or not you have symptoms. It really is just that straightforward.
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