FP Essentials™

Care of Patients With HIV Infection

Edition #443 | April 2016

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  • Screen appropriate patients for HIV infection.
  • Assess for HIV infection in patients with symptoms consistent with acute HIV infection.
  • Obtain appropriate initial and follow-up testing for patients with HIV infection.
  • Initiate antiretroviral therapy for all patients with HIV infection who are able to consent, commit, and adhere to treatment, regardless of CD4 count or viral load.
  • Initiate evidence-based prophylaxis for opportunistic infections in patients with HIV infection, appropriate CD4 counts, and risk factors.
  • Apply current guidelines when selecting an initial antiretroviral treatment regimen.
  • Screen all patients with HIV infection for sexually transmitted infections as recommended in current guidelines.
  • Recommend appropriate vaccinations for patients with HIV infection.
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