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

  • Treatment guidelines recommend that ART should be offered to patients who present with acute or recent HIV infection (Management Guidelines)[DHHS ART]
    • Treatment should be initiated in all patients able to adhere to ongoing treatment
  • Early ART has been shown to provide immunologic benefit and to reduce risk of onward HIV transmission[DHHS ART]

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