i-Base

Glossary

Selected words and phrases

secondary mutation – see minor mutation.

seroreversion – the word for when the baby born to an HIV-positive mother, no longer has the mother’s antibodies to HIV.

mean (average) – where all the results are added together, and then divided by the number of results to find the (mean) average. See median.

What is an average.

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.

NNRTI – Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor, a type of HIV drug – also called ‘non-nuke’.

Efavirenz, nevirapine, rilpivirine and etravirine are all NNRTIs.

Drug targets in the virus life cycle.