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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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