Clinical management of the complications of HIV infection

J Gen Intern Med. 1991 Jan-Feb;6(1 Suppl):S12-8. doi: 10.1007/BF02599252.


Patients with advancing HIV infection are subject to a broad range of complications that may challenge the primary care physician. The presence of more than one complication at a time is common. Selected, common complications are discussed, including a discussion of the approach to diagnosis and management. Areas covered include pulmonary, gastrointestinal, ocular, and mucocutaneous complications, as well as lymphadenopathy, the HIV wasting syndrome, and Kaposi's sarcoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Eye Diseases / complications
  • Eye Diseases / therapy
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / complications
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / therapy
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / complications
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / therapy
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / etiology
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / therapy
  • Skin Diseases / etiology
  • Skin Diseases / therapy
  • Weight Loss