HIV i-Base

Selected words and phrases

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) – a short course of HIV treatment to HIV to reduce the chance of infection. See prophylaxis and PrEP.

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

symptom – a sign of illness.

multi-disciplinary - a team approach to care, involving several different professionals.