HIV patients in intensive care units

Authors

  • Rodrigo Macio Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

Abstract

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a global public health problem, with about 36.7 million infected people in 160 different countries by the end of 2015(1). In Brazil, 842,710 cases — according to the Ministry of Health — from 1980 to June 2016(2). Since its adoption in 1996, the concept of the Combined Antiretroviral Therapy (cART), also known as Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), changed the natural history of the infection: it improved prognosis and decreased mortality, leading therefore to the chronicity of the disease(3). [...]

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Author Biography

Rodrigo Macio, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

Research Laboratory on Immunization and Health Surveillance, Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz).

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Published

2017-03-05

How to Cite

Macio, R. (2017). HIV patients in intensive care units. Brazilian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 29(2), 3–3. Retrieved from https://bjstd.org/revista/article/view/792

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Editorial