| Introduction to ART - 10 positive clients
Oct 10, 2012
How can I start ART for 10 of our positive patients. They have not started on anything. In our Hospital, there isnt any viral load testing kits.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Iwould involve the local infectious disease/HIV specialist as well as any local community based HIV/AIDS organizations to gain some knowledge about what is availabe regarding antretroviral medications (good prices available through the Clinton Foundation if your government or PEPFAR does not supply medications). A clinical assessment (including TB screening) and hopefully a T-helper cell count and linited labs evaluaton are recommended if resourcs available. Which meds to start depends on availability/insurance situation. KH
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