Primary Care of the Newly Diagnosed HIV-Infected Patient in Developed Countries

  • Author: Mary W. Montgomery, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/20/18 (What's New)

Summary

    History of Present Illness
    • A thorough history should be taken of an HIV-infected patient at presentation, including experience of HIV-related conditions
    • History may help define duration of HIV infection and likelihood of infection with drug-resistant virus
    Past Medical History
    • The patient should be asked about chronic medical conditions that might affect response to ART and, therefore, guide drug selection, including:
      Medications and Allergies
        Social History
          Family Medical History
            Review of Systems

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