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Do Published Data Refelct Those of Infected or Noninfected Individuals

04/25/2005

Question:

Do the published expected frequencies of acute retroviral symptoms (eg. Fever: >90%) normally refer to frequencies out of infected people samples or out of infected people presenting symptoms samples?

Answer:

The reported frequency of symptoms refers to the proportion of people who have the acute retroviral syndrome.

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Response by:

Peter T Frame, MD Peter T Frame, MD
Emeritus Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati