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

  • Kaposi’s sarcoma is the most common HIV-associated cancer in many parts of the developing world
    • ART alone may be sufficient for most patients; more advanced cases may require local radiation or systemic chemotherapy to palliate symptoms and achieve improvements in patient quality of life
    • Monitoring of CBC, alanine aminotransferase, and serum creatinine before chemotherapy is recommended

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