Symptoms of HIV 1 You cannot rely on symptoms to tell whether you have HIV. 2 Early Stage of HIV. About 40% to 90% of people have flu-like symptoms within 2-4 weeks… 3 Clinical Latency Stage. After the early stage of HIV infection,… 4 Progression to AIDS. If you have HIV and you are not on ART,…
However, HIV will generally follow this pattern: Approximately 80 percent of people who contract HIV experience flu-like symptoms within two to four weeks. This flu-like illness is known as acute HIV infection. Acute HIV infection is the primary stage of HIV and lasts until the body has created antibodies against the virus.
Not everyone will have the same symptoms. It depends on the person and what stage of the disease they are in. Below are the three stages of HIV and some of the symptoms people may experience. Within 2 to 4 weeks after infection with HIV, about two-thirds of people will have a flu-like illness. This is the body’s natural response to HIV infection.