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

  • Social history-taking should include discussion of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use
  • Patients with active injection drug use should be asked about drug-taking practices, their source of syringes and needles, whether they share equipment, and whether they are interested in substance use disorder treatment
  • Sexual history should be taken in an open, nonjudgmental manner and incorporate risk reduction counseling

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