HIV i-Base

Selected words and phrases

organogenesis – the development of baby’s main organs in the first 12 weeks in the womb.

T-cell – a type of white blood cell (lymphocyte) that are part of the immune system and that mature in the thymus (T). CD4 cells are also called T-cells.

active – an active drug is a drug that still works to reduce viral load. The virus is still sensitive to that drug.

point of care – referring to you doctors office (or wherever you access care)