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)


  • The WHO recommends that all persons living with HIV be offered lifelong ART regardless of clinical stage or CD4+ cell count, with priority given to those with CD4+ cell counts ≤ 350 cells/mm3 and those with advanced HIV clinical disease (Management Guidelines)[WHO ART]
  • Regardless of CD4+ cell count or HIV clinical stage, ART is recommended for the following HIV-positive persons[WHO ART]:
    • Those with active TB disease

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