Signs or Symptoms of Acute HIV Infection in a Cohort Undergoing Community-Based Screening

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Mar;22(3):532-4. doi: 10.3201/eid2203.151607.


We analyzed signs and symptoms in 90 patients diagnosed with acute HIV infection in a community-based program that offered universal HIV-1 nucleic acid amplification testing. Forty-seven (52%) patients reported ongoing signs or symptoms at the time of testing. Another 25 (28%) reported signs or symptoms that had occurred during the 14 days before testing.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS and other retroviruses; MSM; NAT; acute HIV infection; acute retroviral syndrome; men who have sex with men; nucleic acid amplification; screening; seroconversion; signs; symptoms; testing; typical acute retroviral syndrome; viruses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • CD4 Lymphocyte Count
  • California / epidemiology
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / diagnosis*
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / virology
  • HIV-1 / classification
  • HIV-1 / genetics
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening
  • Middle Aged
  • Viral Load
  • Young Adult