DH theory

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DH theory
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  1. AIDS
    acquired immuneodeficiecny syndrome
  2. AZT (ZDT)
    zidovudine, retrovir; drug used for the treatment of HIV infection and AIDS; first antiviral drug approved by the united states food and drug administration (FDA)
  3. CD4+
    T-helper lymphocyte; primary target cell for HIV infection; CD4+ count decreases with the severity of HIV-related illness
  4. DNA
    deoxyribonucleic acid, acid found in a cell nucleous; a carrier of genetic information
  5. HAART
    highly active antiretroviral therapy containing several antiretroviral medications; the combination has been more effective than monotherapy in the treatment of HIV.
  6. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus; causes AIDS
  7. HIV-1 antibody
    antibody to human immunodeficiency virus type 1; antibody can be detected in the blood 6-8 weeks after infection
  8. HL
    hairly leukoplakia
  9. IDU
    injection drug user
  10. KS
    kaposi's sarcoma; a malignant vascular tumor; an opportunistic meoplasm that may occur in people with HIV infection.
  11. LAV
    lymphadenopathy-associated virus; one of the former names for HIV
  12. MMWR
    morbidity and mortality weekly report; publication of the united states centers for disease control and prevention
  13. PCP
    pneumocystis pneumonia; caused by pneumocysitis carinii; an opportunistic infection that occurs in people with HIV infection
  14. PWA
    persons with AIDS
  15. RNA
    ribonucleic acid; a nucleic acid found in cytoplasm and in the nuclei of certain cells; RNA directs the synthesis of proteins and replaces DNA as a carrier of genetic codes in some viruses

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