Pneumococcal Pneumonia risks
Pneumococcal Pneumonia

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Excessive perspiration at night, or night sweats, is an uncomfortable part of life for many people.
  • There are many symptoms of the autoimmune disease HIV/AIDS, including persistent skin rashes, night sweats, and mouth sores.
  • 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.
  • A human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was. Thirty years ago, doctors had little more than comforting words to offer patients who had been diagnosed with the virus. And while there remains no cure fo...
  • Nicotine addiction occurs when a person becomes addicted to nicotine, which is a chemical found in tobacco. The addiction is physical, mental, and behavioral.
  • A surgical wound is a cut or an incision in the skin that is usually made by a scalpel during surgery.
  • A lobectomy is the surgical removal of a lobe of an organ. It most often refers to the removal of a section of a lung.
  • Drinking too much alcohol, or being unable to control consumption, can indicate alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Too much alcohol in the blood or having withdrawal can lead to serious mental and physical symptoms.
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