CASE HISTORY – November 2018

Development of antiretroviral treatment in Estonia through the case history of the first HIV positive patient

Authors: Marika Raukas, Kai Zilmer

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Abstract

The first HIV positive patient in Estonia was diagnosed in 1988. This article focuses on the three decades of his medical history and describes what has changed in HIV treatment during this period, covering its successes and drawbacks, and outlines expectations for future care.