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HIV and AIDS-related Illness

Joseph Mort
  1. Explain the lifecycle and mechanism of HIV infection including the cell type infected, important cell surface receptors, and unique molecular machinery used by the virus.
  2. Know the clinical presentation and timing of acute retroviral syndrome.
  3. List surveillance strategies for patients with HIV infection including the relationship between CD4 count and HIV viral load, unique preventative screening, and use of prophylactic antibiotics.
  4. Know how to make the diagnosis of AIDS.
  5. List common opportunistic infections associated with AIDS including Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, candidiasis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, CMV retinitis, toxoplasmosis, and cryptococcal meningitis. 
  6. List common malignancies associated with AIDS including Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, primary CNS lymphoma, invasive cervical carcinoma, and anal squamous cell carcinoma.
  7. Understand the concept of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and know the correct number of medications to use and their mechanism of action.
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