Acute HIV Infection complications
Acute HIV Infection

Complications could include:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects the cells of the immune system. In particular, HIV attacks and destroys the T helper lymphocytes, or T-cells, which are crucial to the immune system and immune response. (These cells are also called CD4-p...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Living with HIV/AIDS can result in a weakened immune system, making the body more susceptible to a host of illnesses. Over time, the virus attacks the body's CD4 cells, which play a critical role in maintaining a healthy immune system. Patients ca...
    Source:HLCMS
  • June 2011 marked an important milestone in the world of HIV/AIDS; it was the 30th anniversary of the first documented case of the virus. The first warning about the virus was released by the CDC on June 5, 1981. This unknown virus was originally d...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an infection that causes herpes, which are blisters that most commonly appear on the genitals or mouth.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. A severe and long-lasting cough, fever, and night sweats could indicate an active TB infection.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A toxoplasma or toxoplasmosis test is a blood test that is used to determine if you have the antibodies to protect your body from the Toxoplasma gondii parasite in your body. Your body only makes these antibodies once you have been infected by thi...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancerous tumor. It commonly appears in multiple locations on the skin and around the nose, mouth, genitals, and/or anus, but can also attack the internal organs. It's caused by a virus called the human herpes virus 8 (H...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a lymphatic system cancer. Symptoms may include swollen lymph nodes, chest pain, fatigue, and fever.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The hepatitis virus panel is an array of tests used to detect viral hepatitis infections. By using antibody and antigen tests, the viral panel can detect multiple kinds of virus simultaneously. It can also distinguish between current and past infe...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the meninges. Your meninges are the membranes that cover your spinal cord and your brain. Meningitis can be caused by many different germs, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Most cases of mening...
    Source:HLCMS
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