Primary HIV symptoms and timing...
Feb 22, 2001
I think this refusal to committ to a time frame and proper set of symptoms is really frustrating, and in turn causes more harm than good. Why are we not hearing from more HIV+ people as to what their primary symptoms were?
I have been following the recent questions about primary HIV symptoms/timing and must say that recent answers to questions about primary symptoms and timing need more clarification. There must be some set of symptoms that are common to accute primary HIV infection.
Response from Dr. Bartlett
The dilemma is that it is difficult to identify acutely infected persons in real time, and therefore describing in detail the symptoms of acute HIV infection has been problematic. Even in the best case scenario, I doubt that we could definitively say that one set of symptoms always came before another. It is a frustrating circumstance, and certainly one in need of continuing research.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.