Selected words and phrases
superinfection – another term for reinfection.
steatosis – fatty liver. Build up of fat in the liver. Steatosis worsens liver damage and makes hepatitis C harder to treat.
lymphocyte – medical term for a white (clear) immune cell in blood, lymph or lymph tissue. Two main types of lymphocyte are B cells and T cells. CD4 cells and CD8 cells are both types of T cells. Sometimes a CD4 count is referred to as a CD4 T cell count or a T cell count.
ChemSex is a common term used by gay men for drug use that includes at least one of these three recreational drugs: meth, meph and G.
- Methamphetamine (crystal/crystal meth/Tina/meth).
- Mephedrone (meph/drone).
- GHB/GBL* (G, Gina).
lymphoma – name for a cancer in the lymphatic system.