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)


  • Ongoing care should include the following tests
    • CD4+ cell count every 12 months if on stable ART with CD4+ cell count of 300-500 cells/mm3; optional if on stable ART with CD4+ cell count > 500 cells/mm3
      • More frequent monitoring recommended in patients who experience virologic rebound, develop new clinical symptoms, or develop conditions that may compromise CD4+ cell count

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