In the febrile HIV patient, there are many diagnostic dilemmas and potential life-threatening disease processes which make the diagnosis and treatment difficult.
Emergency care is dangerous work. Here’s a rundown of some of the greatest infection threats (HIV, Hepatitis, Meningococcaemia etc) and their appropriate prophylactic agents.
The role of emergency department HIV care in resource-poor settings: lessons learned in western Kenya.
Waxman MJ, Muganda P, Carter EJ, Ongaro N.
Int J Emerg Med. 2008 Dec;1(4):317-20.
Initial outcomes of an emergency department rapid HIV testing program in western Kenya.
Waxman MJ, Kimaiyo S, Ongaro N, Wools-Kaloustian KK, Flanigan TP, Carter EJ.
AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Dec;21(12):981-6.