The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and disease has become a significant challenge not only for the health care system, but also for the communities and for the society as a whole. Hungary still belongs to the group of countries with relatively low HIV infection rates (cumulative number of persons with known HIV infection, of AIDS cases and of AIDS related death are 520, 202 and 133 respectively). The latest data on the pathogenesis of HIV, the dynamics of viral replication, the meaning of 'HIV fitness' as well as the importance of viral burden are discussed. The clinical stages of HIV disease and the treatment policy are summarised giving the emphasis of the significance of antiretroviral combination treatments.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Lege Artis Medicinae|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 20 1996|
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