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Case 1: Acute (Primary) HIV Infection

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B More than 80% of patients with acute HIV present with aseptic meningitis.

This answer is incorrect. Although persons with acute HIV can develop aseptic meningitis, this occurs in less than 20% of patients presenting with acute HIV infection.

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A Less than 5% of persons who acquire HIV develop an acute clinical illness.
C Patients recently infected with HIV typically have plasma HIV RNA levels greater than 50,000 copies/ml within 4 weeks of acquiring HIV.
D An HIV RNA level of 120,00 copies/ml combined with a positive HIV antibody test would be diagnostic of acute HIV infection.

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