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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 Opportunistic Infections

    An explanation of HIV, AIDS, and their link to opportunistic infections. Find out what they are and how they happen, are treated and prevented.

  7. HIV and AIDS in African-Americans

    Find out how and why African-Americans are affected by HIV and AIDS more than other racial groups.

  8. HIV, AIDS, and the CD4 Count

    CD4 cells or T-helper cells are a type of white blood cell that fights infection and their count indicates the stage of HIV or AIDS in a patient.

  9. Nutrition and HIV/AIDS

    If you are HIV positive, good nutrition can have several benefits including keeping your immune system stronger to help fight disease.

  10. HIV, AIDS, and Tuberculosis

    Learn more about the link between tuberculosis, HIV, and AIDS.

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