Acute retroviral syndrome in Slovenian patients infected with HIV
Background: Two to six weeks after primary infection with HIV 50 to 90 percent of patients develop an acute retroviral syndrome which usually presents with mononucleosis or flu-like illness. Due to nonspecific symptoms ARS is frequently misdiagnosed.
Patients and methods: Data of Slovenian patients with acute retroviral syndrome is shown, as well as their symptoms, approaches to management and diagnostic particularities of primary HIV infection.
Conclusions: The combination of particular symptoms and epidemiological data should lead us to consider the possibility of an early HIV infection.
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