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)


  • HIV serology should be confirmed in patients without adequate documentation of HIV status
  • The following baseline tests are also conducted:
    • CD4+ cell count: used to determine the urgency of ART initiation and the need for opportunistic infection prophylaxis

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