Here is a “how to” guide for the initial and subsequent management of HIV infection.
The annual incidence of new cases of HIV in the United States is around 50,000. The prevalence (total cases) continues to increase-- both as the number of new cases have remained steady for at least 10 years and as advances in antiretroviral therapy have resulted in “near normal” life expectancies for those infected. Most new cases of HIV continue to be diagnosed either in the primary care setting or in the emergency room.
What follows, then, is a “how to” guide for the initial and subsequent management of HIV in an era in which once-daily, one-pill, co-formulated antiretroviral products predominate, and guidelines for the initial selection of these products are readily available.