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HIV Home Treatment

Being diagnosed with HIV was once one of the most dreaded conditions that one could face. It was an incurable, barely treatable disease from which death did not come gracefully. Over 25 years into the epidemic, ideas about HIV and AIDS have changed drastically. HIV remains incurable, but it is not u


The definition of the antibiotic Bactrim (TMP/SMX)

Editorial - Compliance With Antiretroviral Regimens

Announcement of the pending release of new treatment guidelines, made at the 8th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections held this year in Chicago from February 4 through 8, was not unexpected.

Influenza Vaccination in Immunocompromised Patients

Learn about the clinical significance of the influenza virus infection and vaccine safety in HIV infected individuals, solid-organ and stem-cell transplant recipients and patients receiving biological agents.

HIV End-Stage Symptoms

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS. After acute HIV infection and a long latency phase, HIV disease enters its two final stages: symptomatic infection and AIDS. These are marked by specific symptoms that indicate that the immune system is becoming progressively weakene

10 Facts About AIDS

According to UNAIDS, AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and is the term used for advanced versions of the HIV infection. AIDS is such a dangerous condition because most people do not know when they have contracted it. There is currently no cure for AIDS, and millions of...

Ask the Experts - HIV-2 in the United States?

I have heard that recent epidemiology studies have shown that approximately 10% of HIV infections in the USA are with HIV-2, but are mainly undetected. When should a clinician test for HIV-2? Where can I obtain additional information on HIV-2 in the USA?

How Is Rapid HIV Testing Performed?

SamplingIn rapid HIV testing, a sample of blood or oral fluid (which is not the same as saliva) can be used, according to Avert.org. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this can be collected from a finger stick (using a small, very sharp instrument to induce...