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

  • General malaria guidelines should be followed for HIV-infected patients, including sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets in areas of stable malaria transmission and use of artemisinin-based combination therapy to treat P falciparum infection
  • Ulcerative and inflammatory STDs increase transmission and acquisition of HIV[Dickerson 1996]
    • Screening and treatment of STDs and promotion of condom use are recommended, particularly among serodiscordant couples and sex workers[Allen 1992; WHO 2008]

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