HIV Infection in Primary Care

HIV Infection in Primary Care

by R. Michael Buckley, Stephen John Gluckman
     
 

ISBN-10: 072168601X

ISBN-13: 9780721686011

Pub. Date: 04/15/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

New therapies have changed the way doctors care for people with HIV, and have shifted treatment strategies to the outpatient setting. BUCKLEY: HIV INFECTION IN PRIMARY CARE is designed to give primary care providers concise and practical information on the diagnosis and management of patients infected with HIV. Part I, Early Infection, focuses on evaluating and

Overview

New therapies have changed the way doctors care for people with HIV, and have shifted treatment strategies to the outpatient setting. BUCKLEY: HIV INFECTION IN PRIMARY CARE is designed to give primary care providers concise and practical information on the diagnosis and management of patients infected with HIV. Part I, Early Infection, focuses on evaluating and testing patients at risk for HIV infection. These chapters will discuss how to monitor patients' immune system and when and how to treat them during this first stage, and keep them well for as long as possible. Part II focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections and other manifestations of progressive infection. Part III discusses some special aspects of HIV infection, and the differential diagnosis of common syndromes in full blown AIDS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721686011
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Early Infection

• The Virus, Its Epidemiology, and the Natural History of Infection
• Acute HIV-1 Infection
• Testing for the Virus
• Initial Management of HIV Infection
• Antiretroviral Therapy
• Prophylaxis Against Opportunistic Infection
Part II: Symptomatic Progressive Infection Opportunistic Infections

• Pneumocystic Carinii Pneumonia
• Mycobacterial Infection
• Fungal Infection
• Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and other Herpes Family Viral Infections
• Toxoplasmosis and Other Protozoal Infections
• Bacterial Infections in HIV
Symptoms and Signs Indicative of Progressive Infection

• Skin Manifestations of HIV Infection
• Oral Lesions and Conditions Found in Individuals with HIV Infection
• The Ocular Complications of AIDS
• Renal Disease in HIV
• Neurologic Manifestations of HIV Infection
• Meuropsychiatric Complications of HIV Infection
• Gastrointestinal Disease
Part III: Late Infection Differential Diagnosis of Common Syndromes

• Pneumonia
• HIV and Diarrhea
• Wasting Syndrome
• Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO)
Special Aspects

• Malignancy in HIV Infected Patients
• HIV Infection in Children and Adolescents

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