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    Medical Reference Related to HIV & AIDS

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. HIV, AIDS, and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

      Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is also known as AIDS-related lymphoma, and is a cancer of white blood cells. Learn more.

    4. HIV, AIDS, and Mycobacterium Avium Complex

      Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a group of bacteria that are related to tuberculosis and can severely affect those infected by HIV.

    5. 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.

    6. Alternative Medicine for HIV and AIDS

      Some people with HIV and AIDS turn to alternative medicine like herbs, yoga, and acupunture. Find out if it's right for you.

    7. Expanding HIV and AIDS Drug Options

      HIV-positive people have many options for AIDS and HIV drug treatment. Learn more about the expanding options.

    8. HIV: Taking Antiretroviral Drugs

      Taking antiretroviral drugs for HIV will not cure your infection. However, it may allow you to remain healthy for a longer time.Your willingness and ability to follow your antiretroviral therapy schedule exactly as prescribed is essential for successful treatment of your HIV infection. Not following your prescribed HIV therapy may cause treatment failures, such as: Drug resistance.Higher viral ...

    9. HIV: Giving Support - What Increases Your Risk

      Most people get HIV by having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV. Another common way of getting the virus is by sharing needles with someone who is infected with HIV when injecting drugs. You have an increased risk of becoming infected with HIV thro

    10. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - What Happens

      HIV is spread when blood, semen, or vaginal fluids from an infected person enter another person's body, usually through: Sexual contact. The virus may enter the body through a tear in the lining of the rectum, vagina, urethra, or mouth. Between 75% and 80

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