For us, stigma is a social, opportunistic disease, and it's all too often a major reason people living with HIV/AIDS fail to get tested or get into life-saving care and treatment," he adds.
What does OD stand for?
OD stands for Opportunistic Disease
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Science, medicine, engineering, etc.
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We have 31 other meanings of OD in our Acronym Attic
- Open Drain (electronics)
- Operand Decomposition (algorithm)
- Operating Division
- Operational Day (scientific experimentation and data recording)
- Operational Discipline (methodology; various companies)
- Operational Downlink
- Operations Directive
- Operations Director
- Operations Division
- Opioid Dependent
Samples in periodicals archive:
From the physical pain of hunger to the eventual mental toll, the authors track the progression of severe malnutrition that leaves its victims vulnerable to opportunistic diseases.
After 7 years in ESPRIT, researchers counted 158 new opportunistic diseases or deaths in the IL-2 group and 165 in the non-IL-2 group.
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.