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What is HIV-1A?

What is HIV-1A?

  • HIV-1A: HIV is an immune system disease caused by the HIV virus. AIDS is a term used when a person infected with HIV has a CD4+ T cell count below 200 or 14% of lymphocytes. AIDS is an advanced form of HIV. To be classified as AIDS the person must also have an AIDS-related condition such as opportunistic infections. Once a person has been diagnosed with AIDS, even if treatment improved their CD4+ T cell count and infections are under control, the person is still considered to have AIDS. HIV is classified into two subtypes - HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is further classified into three groups - Group M, N and O. Group M is further classified into 9 subgroups - A to K and CRFs. CRF's are circulating recombinant forms which are a combination of any two subtypes e.g. CRF A/C involves both And C subtypes. HIV-1, Group M, subtype A is most prevalent in West Africa.

HIV-1A: Introduction

Types of HIV-1A:

Broader types of HIV-1A:

How many people get HIV-1A?

Prevalance of HIV-1A: HIV-1Accounts for about 26.7% of cases of HIV worldwide

How serious is HIV-1A?

Prognosis of HIV-1A: Death usually occurs between 6 and 19 months after diagnosis of AIDS if not treatment is utilized. Strict adherence to treatment plans (usually antiretroviral medications) can significantly improve long-term outcomes. A number of people will develop a resistance to treatment therapies if they have been on them for more than two decades.
Complications of HIV-1A: see complications of HIV-1A

What causes HIV-1A?

Causes of HIV-1A: see causes of HIV-1A

What are the symptoms of HIV-1A?

Symptoms of HIV-1A: see symptoms of HIV-1A

Complications of HIV-1A: see complications of HIV-1A

Onset of HIV-1A: Any age - infection can be transmitted to the fetus from an infected mother.

Can anyone else get HIV-1A?

More information: see contagiousness of HIV-1A
Inheritance: see inheritance of HIV-1A

HIV-1A: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for HIV-1A.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and HIV-1A.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for HIV-1A: HIV Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for HIV-1A.
Treatments for HIV-1A: see treatments for HIV-1A

Name and Aliases of HIV-1A

Main name of condition: HIV-1A

Other names or spellings for HIV-1A:

HIV/AIDS [HIV-1, Group M, subtype A], Human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired Immune deficiency syndrome [HIV-1, Group M, subtype A]


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