Inpatient Care of the HIV Infected Patient in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Era

Author(s): Joseph J. Pulvirenti

Journal Name: Current HIV Research
HIV and Viral Immune Diseases

Volume 3 , Issue 2 , 2005

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The inpatient presentation of the HIV infected patient has changed over the years. From the early years when patients presented with accumulating opportunistic infections that led to an early demise to the HAART era with reports of dramatic decreases in opportunistic infections and improvements in life expectancy, the evolution of inpatient HIV care has been a challenge to the clinician. In the HAART era the presentation of the HIV inpatient has diversified and in many ways is more challenging than the management of the HIV inpatient in the pre-HAART era. We will discuss the changing dynamics of HIV inpatient care from socioeconomic changes to changes in the presentation and reasons for hospitalization.

Keywords: aids, mycobacterium avium complex, cytomegalovirus, opportunistic infections, cryptococcus, immunosuppressed, reconstitution syndrome

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Year: 2005
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [133 - 145]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/1570162053506964
Price: $65

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