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Helping the HIV physician through the challenges of co-morbidities

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Speaker: Edouard Battegay from the Centre for Competence Multi-morbidity (MM) at University Hospital Zurich.

Between 20–30% of the population and about 90% of inpatients hospitalised in General Internal Medicine have multiple concurrent acute or chronic diseases.

 He spoke about most prevalent triads seen at their out patient clinics such as combination of hypertension, dyslipidaemia, with chronic back pain/ osteoarthritis/diabetes mellitus or coronary heart disease, in people living with HIV. 

There are limited evidence-based guidelines for MM, be it without or with HIV, even for more prevalent forms of MM and frequent interacting combinations. This leaves MM care heavily reliant upon clinical guidelines intended for the treatment of single diseases.

He informed the audience about the new version of EACS guidelines (released 3-4 days ago) with new additions on managing MM.

The link to new edition of EACS guidelines;  

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