Victor Babes Clinical Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Bucharest, Romania
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest
Since the first description of AIDS cases in 1981 and the identification of HIV in 1983, more than 78 million people were infected globally and around 38 million are living with HIV globally. The hallmark of HIV diseases is progressive immunodeficiency resulting in quantitative and quantitative defects in the subset of T lymphocytes. Even if very important steps in the development of HIV therapy were achieved in the last decades, the management of HIV infected patients is still complex, due to the effects of immunosuppression that favors opportunistic infections and malignancies and of chronic inflammation that contributes to the increase of non-infectious comorbidities. This presentation will highlight some key issues of the HIV management, treatment and prevention, focused on the last version of the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) guidelines.
34 IUSTI Congress - European Congres on Sexually transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS
TAMING THE TIDE of STIs & HIV
Bucharest, September 3-5,