HIV/AIDS-Test and Treat

by Atul Kakar, Samiran Nundy

Test-and-treat is an intervention strategy in which the population at risk is screened for HIV infection and diagnosed HIV infected individuals receive early treatment, aiming to eliminate HIV as it reduces the rate of spreading the virus to other people. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the etiological agent of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It belongs to the family of human retroviruses (retroviridae) and subfamily of Lentivirus and mainly reproduces in CD4+ T lymphocytes and monocytes/macrophages causing severe immunological impairment. This book comprised of 8 sections that focus on basics of HIV/AIDS infection, anti-retro viral drugs, treatment of HIV/AIDS infection, opportunistic infections, special problems related to HIV/AIDS infection, precautions etc., which are further divided into 25 chapters. Authors of each chapter of this book have displayed dazzling skills by spelling out often complicated and difficult concepts around HIV diagnosis and management in a way that will assist clinicians, practitioners, students, program managers, and others interested, while approaching the HIV infection.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Kakar Atul
Ganga Ram Institute of Postgraduate Medical, Education and Research (GRIPMER), New Delhi, India
2. Nundy Samiran GRIPMER, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9789352703876
Speciality Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18500
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2018
Pages 257
Book Type Professional

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