Asymptomatic HIV infection is a phase of
HIV infection - asymptomatic
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The length of this phase varies depending on how quickly the HIV virus is copying itself and the individual's genetic differences that affect the way his or her immune system handles the virus.
Some people can go 10 years or longer without symptoms, while others may have symptoms and worsening immune function within a few years after the original infection.