Although these signs typically appear within 7 to 14 days of exposure, they can also crop up as early as 3 days. Around 30 percent of people with ARS will develop a maculopapular rash of pink to red bumps, usually on the upper half of the body. The rash will gradually converge into larger, raised hives.
It’s important, therefore, to recognize the signs of HIV at different stages of the infection. By doing so, you can be tested and begin taking life-extending HIV treatment.
16) MTV / Wikipedia
AVERT.org: “History of AIDS,” вЂњGlobal HIV and AIDS estimates, end of 2009.”
This is a timeline of AIDS, including AIDS cases before 1980.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the first rapid diagnostic HIV test kit for use in the United States. The kit has a 99.6% accuracy and can provide results in as little as twenty minutes. The test kit can be used at room temperature, did not require specialized equipment, and can be used outside of clinics and doctor’s offices. The mobility and speed of the test allowed a wider spread use of HIV testing. 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , primary HIV symptoms may show up two to four weeks after initial exposure. Symptoms can continue for up to several weeks. However, some people may exhibit the symptoms only for a few days.
The first noticeable stage is primary HIV infection. This stage is also called acute retroviral syndrome (ARS), or acute HIV infection. Because HIV infection at this stage usually causes flu-like symptoms, it’s possible for someone in this stage to think their symptoms are due to a severe flu rather than HIV. Fever is the most common symptom.
American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), www.amfar.org.
AIDS Project Los Angeles, APLA History, www.apla.org.