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Acute HIV Infection Audio (En español)

Also known as: Primary HIV Infection

Early stage of HIV infection that extends approximately 2 to 4 weeks from initial infection until the body produces enough HIV antibodies to be detected by an HIV antibody test. Because the virus is replicating rapidly, HIV is highly infectious during this stage of infection.

See Related Term(s): Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Acute Retroviral Syndrome, Asymptomatic HIV Infection, HIV Progression

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