Management of the asymptomatic HIV-infected patient: an update

Hosp Pract (1995). 2000 Mar 15;35(3):89-92, 97-8, 101. doi: 10.3810/hp.2000.03.190.


Guidelines for initiating antiretroviral therapy in asymptomatic patients continue to be debated. Physicians and patients should decide whether drug treatment is advisable after jointly considering psychosocial issues as well as measurements of immune function and HIV burden. Other components of care include appropriate immunizations, screening for other sexually transmitted infections, safer-sex counseling, and referral for substance abuse treatment, if indicated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-HIV Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • HIV Seropositivity / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Care Management*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*


  • Anti-HIV Agents