Chapter

Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection

John W. Wilson and Lynn L. Estes

in Mayo Clinic Antimicrobial Therapy

Second edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199797783
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929658 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199797783.003.0134

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection

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Obtain confirmatory human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing by rapid test or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA); optimally repeat HIV viral load (VL) and CD4 T-cell (CD4) count 2 times before initiation of therapy; a substantial change in CD4 count is generally >30%

Perform VL immediately before treatment initiation (or change in therapy) and again 2–8 weeks later; for the latter, the optimal decrease would be at least 1 log...

Chapter.  4188 words. 

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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