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Arboviruses - HIV Virus

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  • Arboviruses
    Arthropod-borne viruses are also known as arboviruses. As this page on the eMedTV site explains, they are a large group of viruses that are spread primarily by blood-sucking insects. This article also describes signs of infection, complications, and more.
  • Atopic Dermatitis and the Smallpox Vaccine
    People with atopic dermatitis should avoid the smallpox vaccine. This eMedTV page explains how the smallpox vaccination (or contact with someone who recently had the vaccination) can lead to serious complications in people who have atopic dermatitis.
  • Avian Flu Virus
    Human infection with the avian flu virus is rare, and is often associated with contact with infected birds. This eMedTV article explains the virus in detail, including the various types and the potential threat posed to humans.
  • AZT (Zidovudine) -- Drug Information
    This eMedTV segment offers a quick overview of the HIV drug zidovudine, which is sometimes referred to as AZT. This article explains why people some people use this name and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Bird Flu
    The bird flu is generally rare in humans, but there is concern that it may soon cause a pandemic. This eMedTV resource examines bird flu in humans and birds (especially the H5N1 strain), including transmission, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Bird Flu in Humans
    It's rare for humans to contract bird flu, although there is concern over a growing number of cases in Asia. This eMedTV page discusses bird flu in people, explaining how it is transmitted, how a vaccine is being worked on, and more.
  • Bird Flu Info
    If you are looking for info on bird flu, this eMedTV article can help. This resource gives an overview of this infection, with information on what bird flu is and how it is treated. A link to more details is also included.
  • Bird Flu Information
    Bird flu can cause a number of serious symptoms in both birds and humans. This eMedTV segment features more information on this disease, explaining the greatest risks it poses to human health. Also included is a link to more details.
  • Bird Flu Pandemic
    A pandemic is a worldwide outbreak of a new virus strain that causes serious illness and spreads easily. This eMedTV article describes a bird flu pandemic in detail, including the stages and phases and when WHO makes the determination.
  • Bird Flu Symptoms
    Fever and body aches are common, often mild, bird flu symptoms. However, as this eMedTV segment explains, symptoms of bird flu can also be more life-threatening, including things such as pneumonia and acute respiratory distress.
  • Bird Flu Vaccine
    There is no bird flu vaccine available at this time. However, as this eMedTV article explains, there are certain antiviral drugs (such as zanamavir) that may be used to treat this type of flu. This page also discusses current vaccine research.
  • Bird Flue
    Bird flu is rare in humans, as it is an infection that generally occurs in birds. This eMedTV selection takes a closer look at this condition and provides a link to more detailed information. Bird flue is a common misspelling of bird flu.
  • Cause of Smallpox
    The cause of smallpox is directly linked to the variola virus. This section of the eMedTV archives explores this virus in more detail, offering information on the transmission of the disease and the success of the smallpox vaccination.
  • Cause of Yellow Fever
    As you might expect, the cause of yellow fever is the yellow fever virus. This segment of the eMedTV library explains how the virus is transmitted and lists the regions of the world where it is likely to be found.
  • Cholera Virus
    Cholera in humans is caused by bacteria, not a virus. However, a virus can cause cholera in pigs. This eMedTV Web page discusses the cholera virus in pigs and explains how the bacterium can get into food or water and infect humans.
  • Cure for Viral Pneumonia
    As this eMedTV page explains, viral pneumonia cannot be cured with antibiotics. However, there are still things you can do to help treat it. This article takes a look at how this type of pneumonia is treated, with details on how long it usually lasts.
  • Diagnosis of Smallpox
    As this eMedTV page explains, your healthcare provider can tell if you have smallpox by considering your medical history, physical exam, and test results. This article takes you through the process of diagnosing smallpox.
  • Dosage of Oseltamivir
    The recommended starting dosage of oseltamivir is usually 75 mg, twice a day, for five days. This eMedTV Web page talks about the different dosages of this drug and also lists factors (such as age or medical history) that can affect your dosage.
  • Drug Interactions With Acyclovir Cream
    This eMedTV article explains that there are no known drug interactions with acyclovir cream. This resource also describes why other medicines are unlikely to interact with the medication and discusses what precautions you may still need to take.
  • Drug Interactions With Nevirapine XR
    This eMedTV page explains that when certain medicines, such as antibiotics or warfarin, are taken with nevirapine XR, drug interactions may occur. This page also describes the possible effects of these negative reactions and what your doctor may do.
  • Drug Interactions With Oseltamivir
    There are no known drug interactions with oseltamivir, as this eMedTV article explains. The medication, which is used to treat and prevent the flu, has been studied extensively in clinical trials and, so far, no interactions have been reported.
  • Drug Interactions With Palivizumab
    Children using palivizumab may not be able to take certain other drugs, such as abciximab or belimumab. This eMedTV Web page describes the complications that can occur with these interactions, such as infections or allergic reactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Rimantadine
    Medicines that may cause drug interactions with rimantadine include acetaminophen, aspirin, and cimetidine. This eMedTV segment lists other products that may interact with the flu medication and describes the possible effects of these interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Tesamorelin
    As this eMedTV page explains, even though drug interactions with tesamorelin are not clear at this time, it is still important to discuss the matter with your healthcare provider. There are some theoretical interactions that may need to be addressed.
  • Drug Interactions With Zanamivir
    Drug interactions with zanamivir can occur with other inhalers and the intranasal flu vaccine. This eMedTV resource describes the possible effects of these negative interactions and describes ways to prevent these drug interactions from occurring.
  • Drug Interactions With Zidovudine
    Nelfinavir, rifampin, and fluconazole are drugs that may potentially interact with zidovudine. This eMedTV page lists other medicines that may cause drug interactions with zidovudine and describes the effects of combining these medications.
  • Generic Megace ES
    You cannot buy a generic Megace ES (megestrol ES) product at this time. This part of the eMedTV page explains why and also discusses when generic versions of this drug might be made. However, the regular-strength form of the drug is sold as a generic.
  • Generic Zovirax Ointment
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, generic Zovirax ointment (acyclovir ointment) is available in one strength. This article takes a closer look at the generic version, including who makes it and whether it is as good as the brand-name drug.
  • H5N1
    While the H5N1 virus doesn't usually infect people, 130 human cases have been reported since January 2004. This eMedTV resource discusses this virus in detail, including where it is prevalent, how it spreads, and preparations against a pandemic.
  • H5N1 Virus
    The H5N1 virus does not usually infect people. As this page of the eMedTV library explains, human cases are due to direct contact with infected poultry or contaminated surfaces. Health officials are monitoring H5N1, however, in case of outbreak.
  • HIV Virus
    The HIV virus has to make a copy of its DNA inside a host cell in order to replicate. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses the organization of this virus and explains which class of viruses it belongs to.
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