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acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
a group of related retroviruses known as HIV
Phases of an HIV infection...
1. category a: acute phase
2. category b: chronic phase
3. category c: AIDS
category a: acute phase
t lymphocyte count is 500 per mm3 or greater
category b: chronic phase
several years after infection; CD4 T cell cout is 200 - 499 per mm3
category c: AIDS
CD4 T cell count has fallen below 200 per mm3, and the lymph nodes have degenerated
opportunistic infection
1. pneumonia
2. mycobacterium tuberculosis
3. toxoplasmic encephalitis
4. kaposi sarcoma
5. invasive cervical cancer
treatments for HIV
1. drug therapy
2. vaccines
genital herpes
tingling or itching sensaion before blisters appear at the infected site; 2-20 days
genital warts
hepatitis infections
1. hepatitis b
2. chlamydia