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)


    General Screening
    • The following baseline tests are also indicated in HIV-infected patients:
      • Complete blood count with differential white blood cell count
      • Comprehensive chemistry panel, including estimated creatinine clearance using the Cockcroft-Gault equation, the MDRD, or CKD-EPI equations
    Screening for Coinfection
      Screening for Sexually Transmitted Disease
        Screening for Opportunistic Infections
          Tests to Guide Choice of Antiretroviral Agents

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