HIV Symptoms – After getting infected with HIV, in most of the cases, there won’t be any symptoms seen in people for a period of about 2 weeks. This is the time when the virus rapidly multiplies in the body and grows in number exponentially. Viruses behave and multiply differently than bacteria. Viruses do not have a mechanism where it can multiply on their own. They use host’s body cells to make copies of themselves after entering it and the host cell is destroyed.