In the last two years, the concept of ‘advanced HIV disease’ has evolved rapidly with a huge drive by assorted international bodies, including WHO, to define concepts and implement strategies that address patients presenting with CD4 counts below 200 or those presenting with new stage three or four diseases. It is being increasingly noted that many of these patients have already been on ART before and are often failing their existing treatment.
The MSF HIV/TB Guide for Hospital Level contains clear, practical guidelines to help the hospital clinician quickly identify and manage the common conditions with which sick HIV positive patients are referred to emergency units and wards in hospitals, especially those with minimal resources.
This booklet is frequently updated to ensure the content remains up to date with the latest evidence. As updated versions are published they will be posted here in PDF format for downloading and as print files to enable them to be printed locally. Please check this page periodically to ensure that you have the latest version, as indicated by the month and year stated on the front cover.