Steps When Patient is Newly Diagnosed with HIV

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What would be the next steps in managing a patient newly diagnosed with HIV?

1. Detailed history and physical examination.

2. Routine chemistry and hematology.

3. Two plasma HIV RNA levels.

4. CD4 T lymphocyte count.

5. VDRL test for syphilis.

6. PPD skin test.

7. Anti-Toxoplasma antibody titer.

8. Mini Mental Status Examination.

9. Pneomococcal polysaccharide vaccie, unless CD4 less than 200/cm3

10. Hep A and B serology.

11. Hep A and B vaccine, if seronegative.

12. HIV counseling.

13. Information and assistance for those who might have been infected by the subject.

Additional Readings:

Basic Virology

1. Immune defences against viruses
2. Viral Hepatitis
3. DNA viruses
4. Positive-sense RNA viruses
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
6. Negative sense RNA viruses
7. Double stranded RNA Viruses
8. Viruses associated with cancer
9. Generalized vs specialized transduction
10. Hepatitis serologic markers
11. Bacterial vs viral infections
12. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections and AIDS
13. Steps When Patient is Newly Diagnosed with HIV

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