Special Issue "Diagnosis and Management of HIV Infection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Despite the availability of effective combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV infection is still a major global health threat. The UNAIDS 90–90–90 target (which means diagnosing 90% of all people living with HIV (PLWH), providing ART to 90% of those diagnosed, and achieving viral suppression for 90% of those on ART), advocated to end the AIDS epidemic, is unlikely to be met soon in many areas. Crucial factors that need to be addressed to reach this goal are scaling up HIV testing, improving access to ART, optimizing ART based on resistance monitoring, reducing loss to follow-up for those on ART, and optimally diagnosing and managing comorbidities that could impact ART adherence and final prognosis. Moreover, patients achieving viral suppression and adequate immune reconstitution on ART represent a challenging population. Accelerated aging and an increased prevalence of non-AIDS-related comorbidities (e.g., cancers, neurocognitive, cardiovascular, hepatic, renal and bone diseases) make PLWH a difficult-to-treat population. Both HIV-specific expertise and internal medicine/primary care knowledge are required to optimally manage PLWH. On this basis, further research is needed to better understand the complex aspects of HIV infection and to optimize strategies for its diagnosis and management.
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish high-quality research on any aspect of diagnosis and management of HIV infection and its related comorbidities. Original research articles and reviews summarizing the state of ART of HIV medicine are welcome.
Dr. Massimiliano Fabbiani
Manuscript Submission Information
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- HIV testing
- HIV viral load
- genotypic resistance test
- phenotypic resistance test
- antiretroviral therapy
- opportunistic infections
- non-AIDS-related comorbidities