HIV i-Base

Selected words and phrases

fibrotest – a test which uses results from blood tests to predict liver damage and which may become an alternative option to liver biopsy in some patients.

pharmacist – a medical professional who specialises in sourcing and dispensing drugs. A pharmacist should be an expert in drug interactions, and on exactly how drugs should be taken.

mL (millilitre) – a measure of a volume of liquid. 1000 millititres = 1 litre.

coinfection – having more than one infection, eg HIV and TB, or HIV and hepatitis C.

Area Under the Curve (AUC) – total exposure to drug over the dosing period.