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Group I

Acute infection

Early, acute phase in an immunocompetent person to an HIV infection. Widespread level of viral production occurs with widespread seeding of lymph tissues. Symptoms are generally nonspecific, such as sore throat, myalgia, fever, weight loss, and fatigue. Symptoms occur 3-6 weeks after infection and resolve 2-4 weeks later

Group II

Asymptomatic infection

In the middle phases of disease, patients may remain asymptomatic (Group II) or may develop a persistent generalized lymphadenopathy. In either case, HIV replication occurs primarily in the lymphoid tissues.

Group III

Persistent generalized

Patients may remain in Group II or Group III,

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