This book presents a complete global examination of the complications, diagnoses, and management of HIV infections. This is essential for the HIV specialist and for those involved in HIV care, this book provides:information on the constantly changing and expanding drug therapies and treatment strategies for HIV the latest developments and frequentl
OVERVIEW OF HIV INFECTION: The laboratory diagnosis of HIV infection. General approach to HIV infection. Overview of HIV-related disorders. Symptom-oriented evaluation and management. Antiretroviral therapy. Therapy of selected serious HIV-related disorders and the immune reconstitution syndrome. SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Approach to substance abuse and care of the active injection drug using patient. Coinfection with tuberculosis or viral hepatitis. Issues of aging among HIV-infected individuals. Issues confronted by women. ORGANIZATION OF CARE: Systems of care: the model HIV program. Quality management in the care of HIV-infected individuals. The global effort against HIV/AIDS: issues in resource-deprived areas. Appendices: Antiretroviral drugs. Drugs used to prevent and/or treat HIV-related infections:Including tuberculosis and viral hepatitis.