HIV i-Base

Selected words and phrases

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).

Differences between ChemSex and recreational drugs.