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wild-type virus

wild-type virus – HIV that has no drug resistance mutations. This is usually the virus that you were first infected with. However, approximately 10% of people who are diagnosed with HIV in the UK are likely to already have resistance …

wasting

wasting – loss of lean body mass (muscle loss). A unplanned or unexplained wight loss of more than 5% body weight over six months can be an AIDS-defining illness. Weight loss and wasting section of the training manual.

weight loss

weight loss – a general reduction in weight. Weight loss can often be a symptom of other opportunistic infections. Weight loss and wasting section of the training manual.

WHO (World Health Organisation)

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