Clinical Implications of HIV Pathogenesis

  • Author: David M. Margolis, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

Introduction

  • The HIV pandemic continues to pose significant challenges for medicine, public health, and public policy
  • Major advances are needed to prevent HIV transmission in at-risk populations worldwide
  • Eradication of HIV from infected patients remains an important goal, given the global burden of HIV disease and the challenges in implementing access to treatment and care
  • Better understanding of HIV pathogenesis is critical to addressing these challenges

The Acute Phase of HIV Infection: Downstream Effects