HIV i-Base

Selected words and phrases

candida – fungus (yeast) infection that affects the mouth and throat, gullet, sinuses, genital organs and – rarely – the brain

SIDA – the abbreviation for AIDS in French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

side effect – an unwanted effect from taking a medicine.

preclinical refers to the early development stage for a new drug, before any testing on humans. This includes they laboratory and animal tests. Preclinical studies will not always show what will happen when people use the drugs, but can provide a guide to serious problems that could occur.

WHO (World Health Organisation) – international organisation involved in global responses to HIV.

WHO website.