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What does OD stand for?

OD stands for Opportunistic Disease

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Providing a synthetic form of the immune system protein interleukin-2 (IL-2) to HIV-infected individuals already taking combination antiretroviral therapy boosts their numbers of CD4+ T cells, the key white blood cells destroyed by HIV, but fails to reduce their risk of HIV-associated opportunistic diseases or death compared with combination antiretroviral therapy alone.
Following the recommendation to reinitiate antiretroviral therapy for patients in the treatment interruption group, the risk of opportunistic disease or death was significantly reduced, but the [risk reduction] was less than complete," Dr.
Good nutrition strengthens the immune responses of people living with HIV/AIDS, helping them combat opportunistic diseases, successfully metabolize their medications, and minimize those medications' adverse side effects.
Treatment generally should begin before CD4 cell counts dip below 200/[micro]L, but treatment of potentially life-threatening opportunistic diseases may take precedence over antiretroviral therapy initiation.