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Burkitt's lymphoma
- Burkitt's lymphoma is a form of cancer that primarily affects children living in certain areas of Africa. Burkitt's lymphoma is also found in North America, but it is rare. Adults can also be affected. The disease also affects 8 in every 100,000 children in Papua New Guinea.
Kaposi's sarcoma
- Kaposi's sarcoma is a specific type of cancer that involves the tissues of the skin or the coverings of blood vessels.
immunodeficiency disorder
- An immunodeficiency disorder describes any condition that weakens the body's ability to fight off infection.
sexually transmitted disease
- Sexually transmitted disease, or STD, refers to any contagious disease that is transmitted from one person to another during sexual contact.
- ELISA is test that is usually done on a sample of blood. This test may be used for various purposes. The test detects the presence of either antigens or antibodies in the blood. An antigen is a protein found in a substance in the body, such as a bacteria or piece of a protein. An antibody is a protein formed by the body in response to an antigen. Specific antigens "stick" to the specific antibodies that are created in response to them. Not all proteins in the body cause antibodies to be made. The proteins that do are possible candidates for an ELISA test.
CMV antibody test
- This test detects the presence of antibodies in the blood to cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
scalp problems
immune assay
- An immune assay is a special method of testing in order to measure or detect certain substances. This sophisticated test uses the properties of the immune or infection-fighting system. It is usually used when the amount of material to be detected is very small. It is most commonly performed on a sample of blood, though other body fluids may be used.
necrotizing external otitis
Useful Links
National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) - People Living with HIV/AIDS - Albion Street Centre - AdvoCare - Promoting the rights of people receiving aged residential and community care services. - Freecall: 1800 655 566
spinal cord abscess
- A spinal cord abscess is a walled off area of infection within the spinal cord.
- Aspergillosis refers to any infection with a fungus called Aspergillus.
swollen glands
HIV western blot
- This is a test that detects the presence of antibodies, which are chemicals produced by the body to fight germs and other foreign substances. In particular, the test detects antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS.
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