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The Treatment & Management of HIV

The treatment and management of HIV involves the use of antiretroviral drugs, treating HIV-related conditions as they occur and making healthy lifestyle decisions. Taken together, these strategies can improve quality of life for HIV-positive people and delay the onset of symptoms....More...

The Difference between HIV Positive & AIDS

HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus) is the viral cause of the syndrome known as AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Although everyone who develops AIDS is HIV-positive, not everyone is HIV-positive has developed AIDS....More...

Ethical Issues in HIV & AIDS Cases

There are a number of different things which must be considered in regards to the care and treatment of individuals living with HIV or AIDS. Many HIV patients are concerned with their privacy, and some are concerned about how they will receive needed treatment without health insurance or permanent h...More...

Can You Get AIDS From Saliva?

HIV, or human immuno-deficiency virus, is found in the saliva of an HIV-positive person; however, there is not enough HIV in saliva to cause infection in another person. You cannot contract HIV through sharing items or most forms of kissing unless another infectious fluid is also present....More...

Wasting and Lipodystrophy in Patients Infected With HIV

In any clinical practice that provides care for HIV-infected patients, the daily problems that must be faced include those related to antiretroviral therapies, nutrition, psychosocial issues, and prevention of opportunistic infections....More...

Raltegravir + FTC/TDF as HIV nPEP in MSM

This study investigates the safety, adherence and tolerability of RAL in a 3-drug combination for HIV nonoccupational post-exposure prophylaxis in men who have sex with men....More...

The Changing Face of Mycoses in Patients With HIV/AIDS

The treatment of HIV infection has evolved remarkably since the introduction of protease inhibitors and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, either of which, when combined with nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, constitutes HAART....More...

Barriers to Consumer Involvement and How to Overcome Them

Consumer involvement in healthcare is recognized as an essential part of any medical setting. How can you involve the HIV consumer? Here is a guide for HIV consumer involvement. How do you overcome the barriers to consumer involvement?...More...