AccessMedicine's Case of the Week: ​Human Immunodeficiency Virus

From: Vanderbilt’s Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum
AccessMedicine's Case of the Week: ​Human Immunodeficiency Virus

A 58-year-old man has recently moved to your town due to a work transfer, and establishes care in your primary care clinic. He reports that he was diagnosed with HIV in 1992 and he brings a list of medications that he was taking back in Ohio. He mentions that he needs you to refill these, as he has been out for a couple of months due to his hectic schedule during the relocation.

1: What would your next step be regarding his antiretroviral medications, and why?

2: How does the patient's age affect your decision making and management of his care?

3: What laboratory monitoring would this patient require—both due to his HIV diagnosis and due to his HIV therapy?

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