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Living With HIV/AIDS: Diet And Nutrition--Entire Lesson - HIV

May 02, 2019  · Nutrition is important for everyone because food gives our bodies the nutrients they need to stay healthy, grow, and work properly. Foods are made up of six classes of nutrients, each with its own special role in the body:

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Posted: (0 seconds ago) Mar 26, 2021  · The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leads the country in HIV screening, testing, treatment, research and prevention. This site provides information for health care providers and for Veterans and the public.

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For Health Care Providers - HIV

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HIV-Related Infections and Cancers: Entire Lesson - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Tuberculosis (TB) can occur at any time in the course of HIV infection, but most often when CD4 counts are low. Symptoms can include fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, and coughing. TB can be prevented and usually is curable.

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CD4 count (or T-cell test) - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 10, 2020  · CD4 cells (also known as CD4+ T cells) are white blood cells that fight infection. CD4 cell count is an indicator of immune function in patients living with HIV and one of the key determinants for the need of opportunistic infection (OI) prophylaxis.

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HIV Online Courses - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Feb 20, 2020  · National HIV Curriculum This site provides interactive, case-based modules related to the clinical care of HIV, as well as HIV prevention. Developed by the University of Washington and AIDS Education and Training Center Program.

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: HIV Online ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) National HIV Curriculum This site provides interactive, case-based modules related to the clinical care of HIV, as well as HIV prevention. Developed by the University of Washington and AIDS Education and Training Center Program.

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Karnofsky Performance Scale - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jul 02, 2019  · It is important to assess a patient's performance on a regular basis, especially as the effects of HIV progress. Documentation of Karnofsky scores over time may be very useful in following a patient's course of illness, and can help a disabled patient in his/her application for disability benefits. It also is used for some research applications.

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FAQ: Can you get HIV through oral sex? - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 08, 2019  · Of course, if your partner is not HIV infected, there is no risk of getting HIV. But if your partner is HIV positive, or you are not sure, it makes sense to use a condom or other barrier (a latex sheet, for example) for oral sex, or to take PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis).

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Glossary of HIV/AIDS Terms - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 24, 2019  · Glossary terms used in the Clinical Management of HIV. Active tuberculosis (TB) Active disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as evidenced by a confirmatory culture, or, in the absence of culture, suggestive clinical symptoms, including productive cough lasting >3 weeks, chest pain, hemoptysis, fever, night sweats, weight loss, and easy fatigability.

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Sex and Sexuality for People with HIV - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 28, 2019  · Of course, only you and your partner can decide what level of risk you are willing to take. Birth control and HIV. The only forms of birth control that will protect against HIV are abstinence and using condoms while having sex. Other methods of birth control offer protection against unplanned pregnancy, but do not protect against HIV or other ...

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HIV Topics - HIV

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: Talking ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Of course, only you and your partner can decide what level of risk you are willing to take.

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How is HIV treated? - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Apr 09, 2019  · A brief explanation of how HIV is treated (part of the Basics lesson for patients), from the VA National HIV/AIDS website.

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: Glossary of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Final period or phase in the course of a disease leading to a person's death. Enteric. Pertaining to the intestines. Enteritis. Inflammation of the intestine. Entry inhibitors. Compounds designed to prevent the interactions between the HIV virus and the cell surface. These compounds can block or prevent HIV from binding to human cell surface ...

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: Glossary of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Of course, HIV does not mutate into another type of virus. Myalgia. Muscle pain or tenderness, sometimes accompanied by malaise (vague feeling of discomfort or weakness). Mycobacterium. Any bacterium of the genus Mycobacterium or a closely related genus. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)

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FAQ: Inconclusive Test Results - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 13, 2019  · With an inconclusive test result, the best course of action is to repeat the test right away. Retesting through the same home-collection test kit may not be more accurate or "conclusive," and can get very expensive very quickly. We recommend getting retested at a local voluntary testing and counseling site (run by various organizations and ...

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CD4 counts and infections - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 10, 2020  · CD4 cells (also known as CD4+ T cells) are white blood cells that fight infection. CD4 cell count is an indicator of immune function and disease progression and one of the key determinants for the need of opportunistic infection (OI) prophylaxis.

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: Glossary of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Active tuberculosis (TB) Active disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as evidenced by a confirmatory culture, or, in the absence of culture, suggestive clinical symptoms, including productive cough lasting >3 weeks, chest pain, hemoptysis, fever, night sweats, weight loss, and easy fatigability.Active TB is a communicable disease that is treatable, curable, and preventable.

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Treatment Resources - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) May 29, 2020  · A listing of websites offering information on HIV treatment (part of Treatment Decisions program), from the VA National HIV website.

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Cognitive Impairment - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Oct 29, 2018  · It is fairly common for people living with HIV to have some problems with thinking skills. These cognitive problems may be caused by the direct impact of HIV on the brain or by other medical illnesses, mental health problems, alcohol or drug use, or other issues.

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Glossary of HIV/AIDS Terms - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 27, 2019  · Of course, HIV does not mutate into another type of virus. Myalgia. Muscle pain or tenderness, sometimes accompanied by malaise (vague feeling of discomfort or weakness). Mycobacterium. Any bacterium of the genus Mycobacterium or a closely related genus. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)

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Tuberculosis (TB) - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 27, 2019  · Tuberculosis (TB) can occur at any time in the course of HIV infection, but most often when CD4 counts are low. Symptoms can include fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, and coughing. TB can be prevented and usually is curable.

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Preventing Opportunistic Infections - HIV

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Candidiasis (thrush) - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 27, 2019  · Candidiasis (or thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, esophagus and/or vagina. Most people already have the Candida fungus in their body, but the body keeps it in check.

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FAQ: Chances of getting HIV from unprotected sex? - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 08, 2019  · Of course, there is no risk of getting HIV from a woman unless she has HIV, so it's good to talk about this with any potential sex partner. After all, she may have the same thoughts or concerns about whether YOU have HIV, but also might not bring up the subject. And since it's often hard to be sure, especially if you don't know someone very ...

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Talking about safer sex - HIV

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FAQ: If your viral load is undetectable, can you still ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) And of course, it is really important to have frank and open conversations about HIV transmission with your HIV-negative partner(s), so you and they can make informed decisions about sexual health. Search HIV/AIDS. Search this website Submit. Share this page; Back to. FAQ main page; return to top .

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Coping with HIV: Fear and Anxiety - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Dec 02, 2020  · A brief discussion of the fear and anxiety that often come with a diagnosis of HIV (part of the Daily Living program on mental health), from the VA National HIV website.

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Glossary of HIV/AIDS Terms - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 24, 2019  · Final period or phase in the course of a disease leading to a person's death. Enteric. Pertaining to the intestines. Enteritis. Inflammation of the intestine. Entry inhibitors. Compounds designed to prevent the interactions between the HIV virus and the cell surface. These compounds can block or prevent HIV from binding to human cell surface ...

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: Tuberculosis ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Tuberculosis (TB) can occur at any time in the course of HIV infection, but most often when CD4 counts are low. Symptoms can include fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, and coughing. TB can be prevented and usually is curable.

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HIV-Related Conditions: Entire Lession - HIV

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: Karnofsky ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) It is important to assess a patient's performance on a regular basis, especially as the effects of HIV progress. Documentation of Karnofsky scores over time may be very useful in following a patient's course of illness, and can help a disabled patient in his/her application for disability benefits. It also is used for some research applications.

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FAQ: When should you start antiretroviral therapy? - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Many studies have shown that starting HIV treatment early in the course of the infection lowers the risk of a variety of illnesses related to the effects of HIV. In other words, HIV medications can help people stay healthier if they start the meds when their CD4 (or "T cell") counts are higher.

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FAQ: Risk of sex with another HIV-positive person? - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aug 08, 2019  · Q: Is it safe for an HIV-positive person to have unprotected sex with another HIV-positive person? We assume you are referring whether you can be "re-infected" or …

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Glossary of HIV/AIDS Terms - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Jun 24, 2019  · Directly observed therapy (short course). Treatment that is given under the observation of a health care worker. Double-blind study. A clinical trial design in which neither the patient nor the study staff know which patients are receiving the experimental drug and which are receiving a placebo (or another therapy).

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: Glossary of ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Directly observed therapy (short course). Treatment that is given under the observation of a health care worker. Double-blind study. A clinical trial design in which neither the patient nor the study staff know which patients are receiving the experimental drug and which are receiving a …

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Treatment Decisions for HIV - HIV

Posted: (0 seconds ago) HIV drugs are essential in keeping people healthy over the years. Effective treatment stops or slows the progression of HIV and has important benefits, even for persons …

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: FAQ: If your ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) And of course, it is really important to have frank and open conversations about HIV transmission with your HIV-negative partner(s), so you and they can make informed decisions about sexual health. Provider

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: Lymphocytic ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The clinical course of LIP/PLH is variable. Exacerbation of respiratory distress and hypoxemia can occur in association with intercurrent viral respiratory illnesses. Spontaneous clinical remission sometimes is observed. Instructions for downloading images. ...

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VA Clinical Public Health Programs: HIV/AIDS: Cognitive ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) It is fairly common for people living with HIV to have some problems with thinking skills. These cognitive problems may be caused by the direct impact of HIV on the brain or by other medical illnesses, mental health problems, alcohol or drug use, or other issues.

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HIV/AIDS Gastrointestinal Images - HIV

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