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HIV-Related Conditions

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HIV-Related Conditions

  • Infections and Cancers
    HIV weakens your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to certain infections and cancers. The infections are called "opportunistic" because they take the opportunity to attack you when your immune system is weak.
  • Body-Shape Changes
    People who are taking HIV medicines and living longer sometimes experience visible changes in body shape and appearance.
  • Hepatitis C Coinfection
    Coinfection is a medical term meaning that you have two or more infections in your body at the same time. If you have HIV and hepatitis C coinfection, then you have both HIV and hepatitis C.