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  1. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Exams and Tests

    Getting tested for HIV can be scary, but the condition is treatable so it is important to get tested if you think you have been exposed. If you test positive, early detection and monitoring of HIV will help your doctor determine whether the disease is pro

  2. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - When To Call a Doctor

    If you are infected with HIV or caring for someone who is, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if any of the following conditions develop: seizures, loss of consciousness, new weakness in an arm, a leg, or one side of the body.

  3. HIV and Weight Loss - Topic Overview

    Weight loss in people with HIV has many possible causes. If you lose weight fast,it may be because you have another infection along with HIV. This type of illness is called an opportunistic infection. Gradual weight loss may be due to problems with nutrition. You may lose weight if you cannot eat enough food or if your body cannot absorb all the nutrients from the food you eat. Pain in your ...

  4. HIV and AIDS

    Learn more about HIV and AIDS, including diagnosis and treatment, from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Pregnancy and HIV Testing

    WebMD provides information on getting tested for HIV during pregnancy.

  6. 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.

  7. The Difference Between HIV and AIDS

    What's the difference between HIV and AIDS? When does HIV become AIDS?

  8. HIV and Your Body

    Be aware of how HIV affects your body and what you can do to stay healthy.

  9. 7 Myths About HIV/AIDS

    Living with HIV today is very different than it was years ago. Learn the truth.

  10. HIV: Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) - Topic Overview

    Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is the combination of several antiretroviral medicines used to slow the rate at which HIV makes copies of itself (multiplies) in the body. A combination of three or more antiretroviral medicines is more effective than using just one medicine (monotherapy) to treat HIV. The use of three or more antiretroviral medicines-sometimes referred to as an ...

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