HIV Symptoms in Children - Topic Overview
HIV may be suspected in a child who has: Delays in growth or development. Enlargement of the liver and spleen. Persistent yeast infection of the mouth ( thrush ). Recurrent bacterial infections. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck,armpits,and groin. The symptoms of HIV can also be caused by other illnesses. ...
Medical History and Physical Exam for HIV Infection
When you are first diagnosed with HIV, your health professional will check your current health status. He or she will ask questions about your current symptoms and past health to determine whether you have had any HIV - related illnesses, whether you have medication allergies, whether your immunizations are up to date, and whether you have ever been hospitalized for illness or surgery.Many of the
Resistance to HIV Medicines - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. HIV: Taking Antiretroviral Drugs
HIV: Stages of Infection - Topic Overview
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classify HIV infection into four stages. 1 Stages of HIV infection Stage 1 : There are no AIDS -related conditions AND the CD4+ cell count is greater than 500 or the percent of CD4+ cells is at least 29% of all lymphocytes. Stage 2 : There are no AIDS-related conditions AND the CD4+ cell count is 200 to 499 or the percent of CD4+ cells ...
HIV: Giving Support - Topic Overview
It is important to think about the emotional well-being of the person with HIV you care for. Because every person's emotional needs are different,no single approach is best for everybody. Encourage the person to become involved in medical decisions that affect his or her care and daily schedules. Being involved will provide a sense of control and independence. Don't avoid the person. Like ...
HIV, AIDS, and Cytomegalovirus
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpes virus that can severely affect those infected by HIV. Learn more.
HIV, AIDS, and Kaposi’s Sarcoma
Kaposi’s sarcoma is a type of cancer that's often found in AIDS patients. Find out more including its symptoms and treatment.
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.
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.
HIV and AIDS in African-Americans
Find out how and why African-Americans are affected by HIV and AIDS more than other racial groups.