HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breast-feeding. Without medication, it may take years before HIV weakens your immune system to the point that you have AIDS. Some people infected by HIV develop a flu-like illness within two to four weeks after the virus enters the body. This illness, known as primary (acute) HIV infection, may last for a few weeks
When to consult online with an HIV Specialist-
You need to consult an HIV Specialist after taking one of the following test
• Antigen tests
• Antibody tests
• Nucleic acid tests (NATs)
1- When should patients consult with an HIV Specialist?
Patients can consult online with an HIV Specialist for non-emergency problems such as