Questions to Ask Your Doctor About HIV/AIDS
If you've recently been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, print out these questions, prepared by the experts at WebMD, to ask your health care provider at your next visit.
Talking to Your Children About HIV and AIDS
It may be uncomfortable, but it's important to talk to your children about HIV and AIDS. WebMD offers tips for starting the discussion.
HIV/AIDS Discrimination and Stigma
Having HIV or AIDS can lead to discrimination and dealing with stigma. Learn how to cope.
What to Do After Being Diagnosed As HIV-Positive
Here are some steps to take when you learn that you are HIV-positive.
AIDS Wasting Syndrome
AIDS wasting syndrome occurs when you have AIDS and lose at least 10% of your body weight -- especially muscle.
Finding an HIV/AIDS Doctor
What you need to know about finding an HIV/AIDS doctor that is right for you.
WebMD provides a list of HIV medications used in the U.S.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Test
A human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test detects antibodies to HIV in the blood. This determines whether an HIV infection is present (HIV - positive).
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 ...
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 ...