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Which of the following is an example of an AIDS-defining condition?
While the most common HIV test is the HIV antibody test, the plasma HIV RNA test (also called a viral load test) can be used to detect HIV in a person’s blood within 9 days of infection…
The Western blot is a type of antibody test used to confirm that a person has HIV.
Factors to consider when determining the best time to begin HIV/AIDS treatment include the patient’s test results, __________, and readiness to take a combination of daily anti-HIV medications.
If a patient takes anti-HIV medications exactly as directed, it is possible to have an undetectable viral load within…
After being diagnoses with HIV it is recommended that the person start antiretroviral therapy start therapy. The following factors help determine when this should begin:
Which of the following accurately describes anti-HIV medications used in treatment?
Most side effects from anti-HIV medications are manageable, although some that may seem minor, such as ___________________ can indicate serious problems.
The FDA-Approved medications that block HIV from entering the CD4 cells of the immune system fall into which class of drugs?
It is recommended that patients take a double dose of a medication if a dosage was missed or forgotten.
HIV treatment can fail if anti-HIV medications are unable to control the virus or protect the health of the immune system, or sometimes treatment fails because of factors such as:
When HIV mutates and leads to medications (one or more of them) in a regimen to be ineffective…
Some infections that are commonly seen in people infected with HIV include…
Having an STD increases an individual’s risk of contracting HIV during sex, and the risk of spreading HIV during sex is also more likely if the partner infected with HIV also has another STD.