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AIDS-like disease (illness) (syndrome) AIDS-related complex AIDS-related conditions ARC Pre-AIDS Prodromal-AIDS
requirements of AIDS patients in terms of physician practice experience with AIDS or AIDS-related complex (ARC) cases, patients positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and patients at risk; and (2) physician knowledge, skills, education, and attitudes regarding AIDS or ARC and HIV ("competence" measures).
Research described in June at the Sixth International Conference on AIDS suggests a recent surge of B-cell lymphoma cases among people with long-standing symptoms of AIDS or its precursor, AIDS-related complex (ARC).
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) predict over 270,000 Americans will have full-blown acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) by 1992.1 As this number continues to grow, more primary care physicians are going to be caring for HIV-infected individuals, AIDS-related complex (ARC) patients, and AIDS patients, as well as family members of such groups.
Graham and his team studied 1,195 HIV-infected men, some with AIDS-related complex (ARC) and others with no symptoms of the disease.
By 1988-89, two to four "differential' HIV antibody tests will emerge, which may help answer how soon patients exposed to the virus are likely to contract AIDS-related complex and how severe their illness may be.
Cigarette smoking may speed the progression to AIDS in some people infected with HIV, according to scientists who studied 387 HIV-infected men, including some who were asymptomatic and others who had AIDS-related complex.
Two nurses gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a 28-year-old hemophiliac with AIDS-related complex who had a cardiopulmonary arrest while hospitalized for hemophilic arthropathy.
Montagnier's group studied blood samples from 97 people with either AIDS-related complex (ARC) or full-blown AIDS, finding that 37 tested positive for mycoplasma.
The extent to which transfusion-transmitted HIV is perceived as a problem with the safety of the nation's blood supply depends on several variables: the actual number of infections transmitted, the percentage of transfusion recipients who survive long enough after transfusion to seroconvert and to develop AIDS-related complex or AIDS, the percentage of transfusion recipients who are tested several months following transfusion to determine whether they were indeed infected, and the attention that these cases receive from the medical and lay press.
Schooley and 21 colleagues tracked the effects of soluble CD4 injected into 25 patients with AIDS or advanced AIDS-related complex (ARC).