In which settings is long-term care provided for HIV infection?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Robert J Carpenter, DO, AAHIVS, FACP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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Most of the conditions involved in early symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection can be treated in an outpatient setting. Decisions for inpatient care are made on a case-by-case basis. Patients infected with HIV should be cared for by providers with expertise in HIV infection because this has been shown to decrease patient morbidity and to extend patient lifespan.


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