HIV Treatment, general

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In view of the rapidly changing situations, it is advisable to acquire a recent copy of “The Sanford Guide to HIV/AIDS Therapy”. This is published annually (order via Updates on AIDS treatment can be found on

AIDS is still an incurable disease, although patients’ suffering can certainly be alleviated. Counselling and support are important and include:

  • discussing the diagnosis

  • how transmission of the virus takes place

  • how transmission can be prevented

  • how one can best preserve health for as long as possible

  • how to tackle the many AIDS problems that occur

Above all, listen to the patient. Patients will benefit from a friendly doctor sympathetically listening to their story, being able to give a clear and logical explanation for their discomfort and reassuring them that they are not alone in this.

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