How Keith Haring’s art forced us to talk about AIDS via The Economist

“A 28-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department after a motor vehicle collision. She has no clinically significant injuries other than a fractured radius. A urine drug screen is positive for opioids and marijuana. As part of a universal screening program, she undergoes testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and the results are positive. The patient is single and heterosexual, and she reports that she does not use injection drugs but occasionally trades sex for drugs. She has not been tested for HIV previously. Her other routine laboratory studies are normal except for mild lymphopenia. How would you further evaluate and treat this patient?”

Learn more here on HIV Infection: Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment via NEJM.

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