Liver function tests 287

Suggested that the liver is an important site of HIV replication, too. There have been well-documented cases of liver inflammation during primary HIV infection, the initial flulike syndrome that often precedes seroconversion, and this is a strong indication that HIV attacks liver cells directly. Liver cancer is not commonly found in any population, but it is increased in HIV positive people. Particularly with the advent of haart, people are living longer and they must also handle the infections...

Peripherally inserted central catheter PICC line

A catheter inserted into an arm vein and used for periods of up to three months. This catheter does not need to be surgically implanted and can be inserted at home by a trained nurse. peritoneal cavity A space between layers of the parietal and visceral peritoneum, containing a small amount of fluid. The fluid minimizes friction as the viscera move against each other or the wall of the abdominal cavity. peritoneal dialysis Dialysis (passing solute through a membrane) in which the lining of the...

Testicular cancer Cancer of the testicles

Testing See hiv testing mandatory testing testosterone A naturally occurring male hormone, found in both men and women. Testosterone is responsible for the masculinizing and tissue-building (anabolic) changes that occur in males during adolescence, including the growth of the reproductive tract and the development of secondary sexual characteristics. When administered as a drug it can cause gain in lean body mass, increased sex drive, and possibly aggressive behavior. Many men with HIV have low...