Estágio no serviço de doenças infecciosas e laboratórios de virologia do Hospital Carlos III - Madrid

  • Viviane Pimenta Lima Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report is about the internship at the Department of Infectious Diseases and Virology Laboratories at Hospital Carlos III. Infection by HIV / AIDS remains a major global health priority. Although it has achieved significant progress in preventing new infections and reduction of AIDS-related deaths per year, the number of people living with HIV continues to increase, bringing clinical, psychological and social consequences for individuals and for communities. The stage was designed primarily to increase knowledge of HIV / AIDS and associated hematological changes, Tropical Medicine and traveler, mostly about immunizations, trip hazards and the application of such knowledge in HIV infected patients. It also aimed to increase knowledge of the treatment options and about 2 and HIV co-infected by HIV 1 and 2. The internship lasted three months and was conducted at the Infectious Diseases Unit, HIV and virology laboratories, Hospital Carlos III. The clinical part was performed in outpatient wards in the HIV Unit and Unit of Tropical Medicine and Travelers, and the laboratory component of Parasitology and Molecular Biology Laboratories. I Concluded that HAART, when necessary, is critical to the quality of life of patients infected by HIV / AIDS. With proper medical care and treatment of HIV infected patients living with quality of life and longevity. To ensure the quality and prepare for the future is necessary to encourage research and development of new, better and cheaper tools for prevention and treatment, including vaccination. The knowledge gained is important to contribute to improving the quality of health services rendered to my country, Cape Verde.
Date of Award30 Sept 2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorHenrique Lecour (Supervisor) & Juan González-Lahoz (Co-Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Análises Clínicas e Saúde Pública

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