Primary Care for HIV-Infected Patients in Resource-Limited Settings

  • Authors: Charles van der Horst, MD; F. Parker Hudson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Noncommunicable diseases have become a major focus for WHO policymakers
  • The major modifiable risk factors for noncommunicable diseases are the same the world over: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, tobacco use, alcohol use, stress and depression, exercise, and diet
  • Simple interventions can improve tobacco cessation including personal advice from clinicians to quit smoking and mobile phone texting programs

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