STEP 235: Current Concepts in HIV Testing: Impacts on Diagnosis and Treatment (CE: 1.5)


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has put a major burden on public health and the economies of several countries. HIV has confronted modem science with a formidable challenge. More than 18 million deaths can be attributed to the AIDS pandemic since its description in 1981. Although the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has had a considerable impact on patient survival (when and where applicable). A cure remains elusive.  This article discusses current HIV monitoring processes and treatment practices.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss current HIV monitoring processes
  • Recall the immune system's role in HIV cases
  • Discuss treatment methods for HIV



A.J. Duits, Ph. D.


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