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About possible symptoms...

Although I know I won't be getting an answer form a doctor, I thought someone on here might know from reading previous posts...I saw that Wikipedia (again a site made by everyday people but still a good site for info) claims that 80-90 percent of people infected with HIV will get symptoms..the direct quote is: "During this period (usually 2-4 weeks post-exposure) most individuals (80 to 90%) develop an influenza or mononucleosis-like illness called acute HIV infection, the most common symptoms of which may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, mouth and esophagal sores, and may also include, but less commonly, headache, nausea and vomiting, enlarged liver/spleen, weight loss, thrush, and neurological symptoms. Infected individuals may experience all, some, or none of these symptoms."  My question is what would be the percentage of people who DON'T get any symptoms?  Is this known???
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Someone posted they were in a support centre where many POS people work and that many of them had no symptoms.

I guess many people present to the medical profession late and would have forgotten about symptoms or passed them off way back in time as a flu.

Others may not have noticed symptoms eg IDUs.
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I don't know of anyone that had true ARS forgetting about it. It's not something that you are going to lay in bed and not go to a doctor.
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Had i not known I had a risk incident and got information on leaflets re ARS, I don't think i would have presented to a Doctor, I would have passed the symptoms off as a cold, general winter pains ... They may well turn out to be just that.
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I read severity and duration of signs and symptoms varied.

The examinig Doctor was pretty dismissive of my signs, throat inflammation, rash, testicle swelling. She said if it was HIV more likely to be mouth ulcers ....
She made a note on records "Unlikely to have an STI"
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