Adult HIV - What health professionals need to know
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Adult HIV - What health professionals need to know

By Catherine Orrell
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Book Description

Adult HIV was developed by doctors and nurses with wide experience in the care of adults with HIV, under the auspices of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation at the University of Cape Town. The book aims to enable healthcare workers at primary-care clinics to manage all aspects of HIV-related patient care.



Adult HIV covers:


  • an introduction to HIV infection


  • management of HIV-infected adults at primary-care clinics


  • preparing patients for antiretroviral treatment


  • antiretroviral drugs


  • starting and maintaining patients on antiretroviral treatment


  • an approach to opportunistic infections.


Test material and print available at Bettercare.
Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Disclaimer
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    • About the Bettercare series
    • Why decentralised learning?
    • Books in the Bettercare series
    • Format of the courses
    • Contributors
    • Updating the course material
    • Contact information
  • 1 HIV infection
    • Objectives
    • Introduction to HIV infection
    • The spread of HIV
    • Screening for HIV infection
    • Clinical presentation of HIV infection
    • Clinical stages of HIV infection
    • Common complications of HIV infection
    • WHO staging system for HIV infection in adults and adolescents
    • Case study 1
    • Case study 2
    • Case study 3
    • Case study 4
  • 2 Managing people with HIV infection
    • Objectives
    • General management
    • The role of the community
    • Counselling
    • Monitoring immune function
    • Palliative and terminal care
    • Case study 1
    • Case study 2
    • Case study 3
    • Case study 4
  • 3 Preparation for antiretroviral treatment
    • Objectives
    • Indication for antiretroviral treatment
    • Referral for antiretroviral treatment
    • Problems with starting antiretroviral treatment
    • Preparing for antiretroviral treatment
    • Screening visits
    • Case study 1
    • Case study 2
    • Case study 3
    • Case study 4
  • 4 Antiretroviral drugs
    • Objectives
    • Introduction to antiretroviral treatment
    • Classes of antiretroviral drugs
    • Standardised regimens for antiretroviral treatment
    • Antiretroviral medication
    • Side effects of antiretroviral drugs
    • Case study 1
    • Case study 2
    • Case study 3
    • Case study 4
    • Case study 5
  • 5 Management of patients on antiretroviral treatment
    • Objectives
    • Starting antiretroviral treatment
    • Follow-up visits
    • Monitoring the response to antiretroviral treatment
    • Problems with antiretroviral treatment
    • Adherence
    • Drug resistance
    • Treatment failure
    • Drug interactions
    • Drug interruptions
    • Side effects of antiretroviral agents
    • Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)
    • Quality of life
    • Expense
    • Case study 1
    • Case study 2
    • Case study 3
    • Case study 4
    • Case study 5
    • Dosing for patients on first-line combination
    • Dosing for patients on second-line combination
  • 6 HIV-associated infections
    • Objectives
    • Common HIV-associated infections
    • Pneumocystis pneumonia
    • Infections of the central nervous system
    • Tuberculosis co-infection
    • Case study 1
    • Case study 2
    • Case study 3
    • Case study 4
  • 6A Skills workshop: Screening tests for HIV
    • Objectives
    • A. Equipment needed to perform an HIV rapid test
    • B. The method of performing the HIV rapid test
    • C. Reading the results of the HIV rapid test
    • D. The interpretation of the HIV rapid test
    • E. Management if the HIV rapid test is positive
    • F. Management if the first HIV rapid test is positive but the second is negative
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