Demystifying opportunistic infections in an AIDS patient of 21st century in Nepal

Authors

  • Sanjeet Bhattarai Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Devendra Shah Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Sulav Rayamajhi Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Yuvaraj Bhusal Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Kishor Khanal Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Prabhaw Upadhyaya Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Sanjeet Krishna Shrestha Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v10i2.42195

Keywords:

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Opportunistic infections, Social stigma, Treatable disease

Abstract

Currently, there is no cure for Human immunodeficiency virus /Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) but, there are medications to control HIV and prevent opportunistic infections. Clinicians must be vigilant enough to extract history and send relevant laboratory investigations to diagnose the disease in early stage. Patient may not have known his /her diagnosis or intentionally avoided to reveal the disease status which further complicates the diagnosis and treatment. This is case of a 51 years male, where social stigma forces the patient to hide his diagnosis and reluctant to seek medical treatment ultimately reaps the life. Hence, government and concerned authority must work up for wide availability of HIV/AIDS medications and motivate people to seek medical advices as soon as possible. Concerned authority must motivate people to consider it as any other treatable disease.

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Author Biographies

Sanjeet Bhattarai, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Devendra Shah, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Sulav Rayamajhi, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Yuvaraj Bhusal, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Kishor Khanal, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Prabhaw Upadhyaya, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Neuroscience

Sanjeet Krishna Shrestha, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Bhattarai, S., Shah, D., Rayamajhi, S., Bhusal, Y., Khanal, K., Upadhyaya, P., & Shrestha, S. K. (2021). Demystifying opportunistic infections in an AIDS patient of 21st century in Nepal. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine, 10(2), 83–86. https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v10i2.42195

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Case Reports