HIV TREATMENT GOALS

GOAL OF HIV TREATMENT is to the bring the viral load to undetectable levels which inturn will prevent transmission of hiv to uninfected partners.The sooner the treatment is started better would be the outcome.The patient need to continue the treatment lifelong so as to maintain viral loads below ...

STAGES OF HIV/AIDS

The above image shows various oppertunistic infections seen in different stages of hiv.In the early stages most patients donot have any symptoms and diagnosis is made by hiv testing.In the later stages of HIV (STAGE 3 AND 4) most patients develop life threatening infections like tuberculosis and ...

longterm complications of HIV/AIDS

In longterm patients infected with HIV/AIDS there are other complications which can occur apart from those related to hiv drug side effects.These side effects are related to long term inflammatory disease.Many patients develop hypertention or other heart disease.Some develop stroke or diabetes.ot...

Tuberculosis in HIV

Tuberculosis is the most common oppertunistic infection in HIV/AIDS patients.All HIV patients should be screened for TB especially if the cd4 count is less than 200.HIV treatment should not be initiated in patients with active TB infection. Tuberculosis treatment should be started first and once ...