Patient A and Patient B
HIV disease is intensively a medical, social, economical, behavioral, psychological, and chronic illness. Providers of HIV care are faced with increased complexities of care. This lecture will present an integrated program designed to retain patients in care and achieve high levels of treatment success among urban poor in the city of Baltimore as well as in the resource limited settings of Africa. By discussing challenging cases, this lecture will paint a comprehensive picture of a patient, identify road blocks to care, and begin to lay out new ideas to help care for individuals with HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Anthony Amoroso serves as an Assistant Professor of medicine with the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, he also serves as the Section Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Baltimore VA Hospital. Dr. Amoroso also serves as the Director of Transplant Infectious Disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Amoroso has broad experience in scientific research and medical practice with a focus on HIV care, and infections in immune compromised host. Dr. Amoroso’s current research interests focus on improving HIV treatment in resource limited settings. Dr. Amoroso’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including AIDS, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, AIDS Patient Care STDS, HIV Clin Trials, Clin Infect Dis, J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care, and PLoS One.