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[Chinese guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS (2018)].

A new interesting article has been published in Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi. 2018 Dec 1;57(12):867-884. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0578-1426.2018.12.002. English and titled:

[Chinese guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS (2018)].

Authors of this article are:

AIDS and Hepatitis C Professional Group, Society of Infectious Diseases, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

A summary of the article is shown below:

(AIDS) is an important public health problem in China. In 2005, the first edition of the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of AIDS was formulated by the AIDS Professional Group of Society of Infectious Diseases of Chinese Medical Association, which was updated twice in 2011 and 2015. The fourth edition of the guidelines in 2018 is revised on the basis of national clinical practice and the latest research studies. The new research progress in opportunistic infections and human immunodeficency virus(HIV) associated cancers, antiretroviral therapy, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis, and prevention of mother to child transmission were updated in these guidelines. In the 2018 edition, pre-exposure prophylaxis is mentioned for the first time. The strategy of whole course management of HIV infection is put forward in the current version, which needs the participation of multidisciplinary team in prophylaxis, early diagnosis, individualized treatment and humanistic care.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome;Diagnosis;Treatment

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