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HIV/AIDS Glossary

Acute Retroviral Syndrome

Flu-like symptoms of acute HIV infection that may appear approximately 1 to 4 weeks after infection. Symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes can last from 1 to 4 weeks, and then subside. During the acute stage of HIV infection, many, but not all, people will have symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome.

Related Term(s): Acute HIV Infection

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