| 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
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.