AIDS Articles A-Z
HIV Information - HIV Symptoms
This page contains links to eMedTV AIDS Articles containing information on subjects from HIV Information to HIV Symptoms. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Articles
- HIV Information
This part of the eMedTV site features information on human immunodeficiency virus -- more commonly known as HIV. This article explains in detail why HIV is so serious, as well as how it is diagnosed, with a link to learn more.
- HIV Medications
There are seven different groups, or "classes," of HIV medications. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at these various classes and explains why most people with HIV or AIDS take a combination of these drugs.
- HIV Prevention
Not sharing needles and not having unprotected sex are the two most important strategies for preventing HIV. This eMedTV resource explains the importance of not engaging in risky behavior, and gives other tips for preventing the spread of this virus.
- HIV Skin Rash
Certain HIV drugs (namely NNRTIs, NRTIs, and PIs) can cause a skin rash as a side effect. This eMedTV page covers the drugs that can cause an HIV skin rash and lists specific rash symptoms, such as peeling skin and red spots with a blistered center.
- HIV Statistics
In 2003, 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 U.S. residents had HIV, according to recent HIV statistics. This page of the eMedTV archives provides a link to more HIV statistics.
- HIV Symptoms
Weight loss, frequent fever, and loss of energy are some common HIV symptoms. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers a detailed list of the symptoms of HIV that can occur at different stages of the infection.