The following glossary lists key definitions for HIV, AIDS, reproductive health, medical conditions and pharmaceuticals (medications or drugs) related to HIV and AIDS.There are 420 entries in this glossary.
A disorder involving damaged nerves that can be a result of HIV infection or of antiretroviral therapy. It is estimated that 35% of individuals with HIV infection have some form of neuropathy. Symptoms include pain, tingling, or numbness in the feet or hands.
Medication given to HIV positive patients (usually children) to prevent the HIV from reproducing thereby decreasing the destruction of the body's immune system, lowering the viral load, and increasing CD4 cell counts. Part of a class of medication called 'NNRTI'. See NNRTI.
A non-governmental organization (it is not part of the local, state or federal government). It usually behaves as a charitable foundation to assist needy people that government organizations find difficult to reach or assist.
Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors are a class of medication used in ART. They are are always used in combination with other anti-HIV medications. See reverse transcriptase.
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A urine infection caused by microorganisms other than gonorrhea. It is often caused by chlamydia.
A class of medication used to treat HIV. AZT was the first nucleoside analog used to treat HIV. See AZT and reverse transcriptase.