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  1. 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.

  2. HIV/AIDS Risk Factors

    An explanation of the HIV risk factors that can increase your chances of becoming infected with HIV -- the virus that leads to AIDS.

  3. AIDS, HIV, and Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

    Pneumocystis pneumonia, or PCP, is a serious infection that often affects people with HIV and AIDS. Find out more.

  4. Side Effects of HIV and AIDS Drugs

    Here is an overview of some of the common and more severe side effects of HIV and AIDS drugs.

  5. Lipodystrophy and HIV

    Lipodystrophy, also called fat redistribution, is common in people with HIV and AIDS. Find out what causes it and how it's treated.

  6. 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

  7. 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 ...

  8. Opportunistic Infections

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Opportunistic Infections 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. ...

  9. HIV and Cytomegalovirus - Topic Overview

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpes-type virus that can cause fever,chills,sore throat,swollen glands,body aches,and fatigue. In people who have AIDS,CMV most often infects the eye (CMV retinitis),the esophagus (esophagitis),and the intestines (colitis). CMV can also cause pneumonia or liver inflammation (hepatitis). A CMV infection can be fatal. CMV retinitis occurs in up to 40% of ...

  10. HIV & AIDS Guide - Topic Overview

    A person who has HIV has difficulty fighting off other infections. You can help protect the person from infections. Avoid close contact with people who have contagious illnesses until their symptoms have disappeared. This includes illnesses such as colds,the flu,or stomach flu. If you have a cold or flu,wear a surgical-type mask and wash your hands before approaching or touching the ...

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