HIV/AIDS Information Center Feature Archive
A 44-year-old man presents to the hospital with generalized abdominal pain, malaise, subjective low-grade fever, and a bruise on his left shin. He has an extensive medical history including HIV, hypertension, diabetes, and GERD, but he denies vomiting or diarrhea.
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
Recommendations for initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in asymptomatic adults with HIV are generally based on CD4 T-cell counts.
Understanding the nontraditional terminology used by men who have sex with men will help form a successful patient-provider relationship.
Health tutor David Manana heads the Clinical Officer training program at the Maridi Health Sciences Institute.
Deborah Winters, NP, used skills she learned in the United States to help create the Ethiopia HIV/ART Nurse Specialist (HANS) Training Program Evaluation.
Clinicians need to be prepared for the unique challenges presented by the growing number of older patients with HIV.
Patients infected with HIV are living longer, which means they have more age-related comorbidities that require other medications as well.
Was the staff at fault for not warning that the patient was HIV-positive and had hepatitis C?
Much has changed since the first case of AIDS was identified. Updated guidelines discuss transmission, diagnosis, risk screening, and adherence.
With the CDC urging screening for all willing patients, providers will be testing and managing a growing number of HIV-positive individuals.
Susceptible to a wide variety of pathogens, the patient had symptoms of an acute infection.
A physician is drawn into malpractice litigation over the management of his first patient who tested HIV-positive.
Is it appropriate to administer a short course of an oral corticosteroid to treat a contact dermatitis that becomes systemic in an HIV-positive patient?
Why is HIV testing so different from other types of routine screening?
With two positive ELISAs, an NP sees no need to ask for help in evaluating analyses to diagnose HIV.
What treatment is available for an asymptomatic patient whose partner has tested positive for HIV?
Indication: HIV-1 infection, in combination with other antiretrovirals, in treatment-experienced adults with evidence of viral replication and HIV-1 strains resistant to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) and other antiretrovirals.
Indication: HIV-1 infection, in combination with other antiretrovirals, in treatment-experienced adults with evidence of viral replication and HIV-1 strains resistant to multiple antiretrovirals.
Even though HIV is preventable, about 40,000 Americans are newly infected every year. Primary-care clinicians can help reduce that number.
Indication: HIV-1 infection in treatment-experienced adults infected with only CCR5-tropic HIV-1 detectable, who have evidence of viral replication and HIV-1 strains resistant to multiple antiretrovirals.
Three randomized trials in Africa evaluated the effect of male circumcision on HIV infection rates.
One of my patients, who has AIDS, suffered an MI while traveling. The consulting cardiologist's admission history and subsequent follow-up clinic notes made no mention of the AIDS. If my patient failed to disclose his AIDS status, am I obligated to inform this consultant?—Name withheld
Indication: With ritonavir: for treating HIV infection in antiretroviral treatment-experienced adult patients, in combination with other antiretroviral agents.