Opportunistic Infections Directory
Opportunistic infections are infections that take advantage of a weakened immune system. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how opportunistic infections are caught, how to treat and prevent them, and much more.
What Opportunistic Infections Do You Get With HIV?
Immune systems weakened by HIV are targets for opportunistic infections. Find out which infections are more common and how you can try to prevent them.
HIV and Infection from Pets
Owning a pet can be important to your mental health, especially if you're suffering from a chronic disease like HIV. But be aware that there are health risks involved with pet ownership if your immune system has been compromised by your disease.
Lipodystrophy is a problem with the way your body uses and stores fat. It changes the way you look and can cause serious complications. It's called acquired lipodystrophy when you aren't born with it.
HIV/AIDS and the Common Cold
If your immune system is weakened from HIV/AIDS, you need to guard against colds and flus. WebMD offers tips.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Pictorial Timeline of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
A historical overview of the AIDS pandemic from the first human case to the present.
Slideshow: Living With HIV/AIDS: Myths and Facts
From treatment options to information on symptoms, see what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to HIV/AIDS.