Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 109%
Ease of Revision 8.7 / 10

You can score 4 marks if you are ready to read all the details about the clinical aspects of HIV. Good Luck with that.!

Question Pattern

This is a fairly big Chapter, with lot of clinical details to be remembered.

You have to read about Clinical stages, HIV in pregnancy and newborn, all about ART ( Indications, ADRs etc ) and common Opportunistic infections. All for 1 question.

Skipping this Chapter might save you time, if you haven’t already read this.


Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • PCP – overview ( Investigations, Rx)
  • HIV subtypes – Overview
  • Time interval between HIV infection & manifestation of AIDS
  • Genetic resistance to HIV infection
  • Leading cause of meningitis in AIDS
  • Diagnostic test of choice for HIV in a baby born to an HIV-infected mother
  • Rx of Pregnant HIV woman
  • PCNSL – Rx
  • Anti-retroviral drug – Overview
  • Acute HIV syndrome – Overview
  • Nelfinavir – ADR
  • Modes of HIV transmission

Suggested Revision

  • Clinical stages of HIV in Pediatrics
  • PEP for HIV
  • Kaposi’s – overview
  • ART – Overview ( Indications, ADRs, Resistance)
  • Clinical stages of HIV in Adults
  • Tests for HIV
  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis – Overview (clinical Features )
  • Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome
  • AIDS-defining opportunistic infections

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