i-base

Glossary

Selected words and phrases

opportunistic infection (OI) – an infection that occurs after your immune system has been damaged by HIV.

OI chapter of the training manual.

hepatotoxicity – the medical term for liver-related side effects

malaria – a parasite infection of red blood cells.

antibody – a protein that is part of your immune system that is produced to fight an infection. Each antibody recognises a specific antigen.

enzyme – a protein produced in the body that triggers or speeds up other chemical reactions.