How to Boost Your Immune System — 15 Natural and Healthy Techniques
Learn how to boost your immune system and protect yourself from illness. Having a healthy immune system is important. Suprisingly...
The HIV Life Cycle Understanding HIV/AIDS
Fact sheets about HIV/AIDS treatment information, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and HIV treatment side effects. All the fact sheets are written specifically for patients in easy to read language.
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: non-communicable diseases, HIV and TB
This is the fourth edition of HATiP written for nurses and other healthcare workers involved in task shifting in sub-Saharan Africa, kindly supported by the Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization. These special editions of HATiP are intended to support the capacity development of nurses and other healthcare staff as they take on new roles and tasks in the scale-up of HIV counselling and testing, antiretroviral treatment, HIV/TB activities, TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment…
The Effects of HIV on the Immune System, Nervous System, and More
What happens after a person contracts HIV? Check out this article and illustration that detail its effects on body systems like the skin.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus):lentovirus (slowly-replicating retrovirus); has RNA as genetic material and synthesizes DNA, using reverse transcriptase to incorporate its genetic material into host's genome; causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); may be spread by contact with body fluids, including blood/semen; binds to CD4 receptors on the surface of target cells within its host; uses host cell's own enzymatic machinery-drugs can interfere w/ host's functions & cause side…
Protease Inhibitor (PI) Definition
Antiretroviral (ARV) HIV drug class. Protease inhibitors (PIs) block protease (an HIV enzyme). By blocking protease, PIs prevent new (immature) HIV from becoming a mature virus that can infect other CD4 cells.