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How long before you can see any symptoms?
      #246611 - 07/20/09 01:37 PM

Lets say you are infected with HIV, can you see symptoms within days? Maybe 2 days? or does it take weeks to months?

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Re: How long before you can see any symptoms? new
      #246613 - 07/20/09 02:42 PM

You may experience Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) between 2-4 weeks after infection....or you may not. Some people don't have 'symptoms' till they wind up in the hospital after years of untreated HIV infection.

Symptoms of HIV are non-specific meaning they are the same as you see in a lot of other diseases and illnesses so any discussion about symptoms as an attempt to glean information about your status is a time waster. If you are concerned get tested 6 weeks post exposure. Almost all people test will test postive by then if they are infected, which is why 6 weeks has definitive in many circle. If you want to follow the CDC then test at 3 months which they consider conclusive.

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Re: How long before you can see any symptoms? new
      #247530 - 09/12/09 06:38 AM

It could take up to 6 weeks to several months for you to see any symptoms but mostly likely you will not see any symptoms since you're a guy. Its harder to tell if a guy has HIV than a female. you can go to your health department and get tested again.
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