Follow along on our year-long guide to HIV, which thanks to innovative research and treatment advances has evolved from a death sentence to a treatable chronic condition. Each monthly installment of the Medical Journey will delve into another aspect of the disease, including risk factors and prevention; screening; early signs and symptoms; the intricacies of treatment; the importance of viral load; options for PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis; promising research; coping strategies for living with HIV; comorbid conditions; HIV in certain groups, such as pregnant women and children; and lessons learned from unique case studies -- all of which have undergone expert review. Every installment will also include a separate, downloadable, printable information resource for patients.
âDefining the diagnosis and the demographics of those most at risk of contracting the virus
For Your Patients: Knowing Your Risk for HIV
âThree-drug regimens still the standard, but two-drug and injectable regimens give more options
For Your Patients: The ABCs of HIV Medication
âAlso, the importance of educating patients about "U=U"
For Your Patients: What 'U=U' Means for You ... and Your Partner
âFirst reported lithotripsy with single-use digital flexible ureteroscope in two HIV patients
âWhy the number of patients who need PrEP seems directly inverse to the number who get it
For Your Patients: Who Needs PrEP? You Need PrEP
âTo start with, test for drug resistance and adjust ART regimens accordingly