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  1. AIDS Wasting Syndrome

    AIDS wasting syndrome occurs when you have AIDS and lose at least 10% of your body weight -- especially muscle.

  2. HIV Medications

    WebMD provides a list of HIV medications used in the U.S.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. HIV, AIDS, and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is also known as AIDS-related lymphoma, and is a cancer of white blood cells. Learn more.

  7. HIV Viral Load Testing

    Along with other tests, the HIV viral load test helps monitor your disease, guide treatment, and predict how your disease may progress.

  8. Telling Others You’re HIV-Positive

    How, when, and why to break the news that you’re HIV-positive. More importantly, who should you tell? The experts at WebMD offer guidance.

  9. HIV Vaccines

    A look at where we are in developing an HIV vaccine.

  10. HIV, AIDS, and Mycobacterium Avium Complex

    Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a group of bacteria that are related to tuberculosis and can severely affect those infected by HIV.

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