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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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MERCADO VILLEGAS, Jorge Mauricio  and  CASTRO SOTO, María del Rosario.   Viral load as determinant of primary HIV infection, clinical case report. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2014, vol.37, n.2, pp.87-89. ISSN 1012-2966.

Primary infection by the virus of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is symptomatic in about 70% of cases but in most of them, the diagnosis goes unnoticed because of its nonspecific symptoms, the set of clinical manifestations is known as acute retroviral síndrome. When the disease is diagnosed sub potentially contagious in the latent period or AIDS diagnosed in stage. The clinical case is a male of 31 years old, entered the Hospital Viedma on march 19, 2014, with unquantified thermal spikes, maculopapular lesions scattered predominantly in the chest, not painful, itchy runny nose plus upper limbs, with asthenia, anorexia and progressive odynophagia. The patient had a history of dengue illness a month ago. Serology was performed with positive HIV ELISA and Western Blot indeterminate. Viral load is requested with extremely high values confirming HIV primary infection.

Keywords : HIV retrovirus; viral load in primary HIV infection; HIV seroconversion.

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