A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition


A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition


This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS. The 18 chapters in this guide were written by HIV/AIDS researchers and physicians at major U.S. medical centers. Using the recommended references and citations, the user can access in-depth information on topics of particular importance.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Primary care as chronic care
  • Approach to the patient
  • Core elements of HIV primary care
  • Prevention of HIV in the clinical care setting
  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • Metabolic complications of antiretroviral therapy
  • Adherence to HIV therapies
  • Symptom management
  • Management of opportunistic diseases
  • Abnormal laboratory values in HIV disease
  • Postexposure prophylaxis
  • Family planning and pregnancy
  • Management of substance abuse
  • Mental health disorders
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Clinic management
  • Quality improvement
  • Keeping up-to-date: Sources of information for the provider

This volume also includes a list of abbreviations, a glossary of antiretroviral drugs, and indexes of topics and drugs.


Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau

Funding Sources:

Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau


Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: August 2005
Last Updated: 04/09/14

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