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This page is about clinical aspects of the disease.  For microbiologic aspects of the causative organism(s), see Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Alejandro Lemor, M.D. [2], Ammu Susheela, M.D. [3], Jesus Rosario Hernandez, M.D. [4], Tarek Nafee, BSc, M.D. [5]

List of abbreviations used in this article

AIDS: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus
CD4+: T helper cells
CCR5: Chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 5
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
WHO: World Health Organization
PCP: Pneumocystis pneumonia
TB: Tuberculosis
MTCT: Mother-to-child transmission
HAART: Highly active antiretroviral therapy
STI/STD: Sexually transmitted infection/disease

Synonyms and Keywords: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Differentiating AIDS from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

HIV Opportunistic Infections

HIV Coinfections

HIV and Pregnancy

HIV Infection in Infants

HIV and Cardiovascular System

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Electrocardiogram | Chest X Ray | CT | MRI | Echocardiography

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Nutrition | Drug-resistant | Surgery | Primary Prevention | | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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