Management of patients with HIV in the intensive care unit

Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2006;3(1):96-102. doi: 10.1513/pats.200511-122JH.


Because there are more than one million Americans with HIV, intensive care units continue to see frequent patients with HIV infection. In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, clinicians must be aware of drug toxicities and drug interactions. They must also recognize traditional opportunistic infections, as well as newer syndromes such as immune reconstitution syndrome, multicentric Castleman's disease, and primary pleural cell lymphoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • HIV Infections / diagnosis
  • HIV Infections / therapy*
  • HIV*
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Treatment Outcome