Journal Article

Anaesthesia and critical care for patients with HIV infection

Jeremy Prout and Banwari Agarwal

in Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain

Published on behalf of The British Journal of Anaesthesia

Volume 5, issue 5, pages 153-156
Published in print October 2005 | ISSN: 1743-1816
Published online August 2005 | e-ISSN: 1743-1824 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjaceaccp/mki041
Anaesthesia and critical care for patients with HIV infection

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Since the first report of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and mucosal candidiasis in previously healthy individuals in the USA in 1981, the pandemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has reached alarming proportions. The current WHO/UNAIDS (2004) report has estimated 38 million people living with this infection worldwide; ∼60–90 000 in the UK. Almost 50% of these are females and the number of people living with HIV/AIDS continues to rise by 1.5 million every year. 1

Management of HIV patients poses a significant challenge for healthcare providers. This article outlines the epidemiology and pathophysiology of HIV infection and its implications for anaesthetic and intensive care management.

Journal Article.  2653 words. 

Subjects: Peri-operative Care ; Anaesthetics

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