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  1. Tuberculosis in People With HIV - Topic Overview

    People who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk for developing a tuberculosis (TB) infection. Their risk for a TB infection doubles in the first year they developed the HIV infection. 1 If they have latent TB,which cannot be spread to others,they are at risk for the infection becoming an active disease,which can be spread to others. Active TB in ...

  2. 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.

  3. Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

    WebMD give you answers to frequently asked questions about HIV and AIDS.

  4. 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.

  5. HIV/AIDS Discrimination and Stigma

    Having HIV or AIDS can lead to discrimination and dealing with stigma. Learn how to cope.

  6. What to Do After Being Diagnosed As HIV-Positive

    Here are some steps to take when you learn that you are HIV-positive.

  7. Finding an HIV/AIDS Doctor

    What you need to know about finding an HIV/AIDS doctor that is right for you.

  8. AIDS Wasting Syndrome

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

  9. HIV Medications

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

  10. HIV and Exercise - Topic Overview

    Exercise cannot control the HIV infection. But exercise may help you feel better by reducing stress. Exercise may also help your immune system work better. Exercise: Is safe. Improves strength and endurance. Improves heart and lung fitness. May help you feel less tired or fatigued. Enhances your sense of well-being. May help stabilize or prevent declines in CD4+ cell counts. Start ...

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