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HIV/AIDS and Infections

Also called: AIDS-related opportunistic infections, OIs

Summary

Having HIV/AIDS weakens your body's immune system. It destroys the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts you at risk for opportunistic infections (OIs). OIs are serious infections that take advantage of your weak immune system. These infections are less common and less severe in healthy people.

There are many types of OIs:

Having HIV/AIDS can make infections harder to treat. People with HIV/AIDS are also more likely to have complications from common illnesses such as the flu.

You can help prevent infections by taking your HIV/AIDS medicines. Other things that can help include practicing safe sex, washing your hands well and often, and cooking your food thoroughly.

Start Here

  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (AIDS.gov)

Prevention and Risk Factors

  • (Food and Drug Administration) - PDF
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Treatments and Therapies

Related Issues

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Specifics

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  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (Hepatitis B Foundation)
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  • Pneumocystis Infections: FreeFacebookCredits2012 Health Topic From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine) Also in Spanish
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Images

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Videos and Tutorials

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Statistics and Research

  • (World Health Organization) - PDF

Clinical Trials

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

Reference Desk

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Find an Expert

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  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Patient Handouts

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