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Emergencies in HIV-positive patients 

Emergencies in HIV-positive patients
Emergencies in HIV-positive patients

Punit S. Ramrakha

, Kevin P. Moore

, and Amir H. Sam

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date: 24 August 2019

This chapter describes emergencies in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients, including emergency presentations of HIV infection, factors influencing presentation of HIV disease, HIV testing, clinical indicator diseases for adult HIV infection, primary HIV infection (PHI), acute neurological conditions in HIV-positive patients, respiratory emergencies in HIV-positive patients, gastrointestinal (GI) presentations in HIV-positive patients, pyrexia of unknown origin, immune reconstruction inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), dermatological presentations, haematological presentations, antiretroviral toxicity, drug interactions with antiretroviral therapy, and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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