Understanding AIDS/HIV -- Symptoms
WebMD's guide to the symptoms of HIV and AIDS.
Understanding HIV/AIDS -- the Basics
Get the basics on AIDS/HIV from the experts at WebMD.
Understanding AIDS/HIV -- Diagnosis & Treatment
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of AIDS/HIV.
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
AIDS is an infectious disorder that suppresses the normal function of the immune system. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),which destroys the body's ability to fight infections. Specific cells of the immune system that are responsible for the proper response to infections (T cells) are destroyed by this virus. Characteristically a person infected with HIV initially ...
AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome
Important It is possible that the main title of the report AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...
HTLV Type I and Type II
HTLV-I was first isolated in 1980 from a patient originally thought to have a cutaneous lymphoma. It became clear that it was a distinct form of lymphoma,which was designated as acute T-cell leukemia/ lymphoma (ATL). Some years later,different groups in Martinique and Japan described an association between a chronic disease of the spinal cord and HTLV-I infection,which was later named HTLV-I ...
HIV and AIDS
Learn more about HIV and AIDS, including diagnosis and treatment, from the experts at WebMD.
Screening Tests for HIV Diagnosis and Treatment
WebMD provides an overview of different HIV screening tests, both those used to diagnose HIV infection and those used to select and monitor treatments in people who are living with HIV.
Pregnancy and HIV Testing
WebMD provides information on getting tested for HIV during pregnancy.
The Difference Between HIV and AIDS
What's the difference between HIV and AIDS? When does HIV become AIDS?