(These times are approximate and may vary greatly from person to person!)
NOT Drawn to Scale!
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|| = ||Acute Viral Syndrome
||= ||Antigen test
||= ||Polymerase Chain Reaction test
||= ||Appears for a limited time only
||= ||May continue for long periods of time
||These tests may NOT always show a positive result in an infected person! Therefore,
these tests should NOT be used for the diagnosis of HIV in routine testing of adults.
||= ||Symptoms may not always be present, and the severity of symptoms may vary greatly
from person to person. The average time that the symptoms of full-blown AIDS begins
is 10 years.
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Do you want more information on AIDS, STDs or safer sex? Contact the U.S. Centers for Disease Control AIDS hotline, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-800-CDC-INFO. Or visit The Body's Safe Sex and Prevention Forum.
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