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Genetic Strains of HIV-1 and HIV-2

Genetic Strains of HIV-1 and HIV-2

The enormous diversity of HIV creates something of a moving target for researchers as emerging strains become more virulent and resistant to therapy.
Physicians Lack Knowledge of HIV Testing Recommendations

Physicians Lack Knowledge of HIV Testing Recommendations

Internal medicine and emergency medicine physicians fail to offer HIV testing at sufficient levels.
Immunotherapy for Pulmonary TB

Immunotherapy for Pulmonary TB

With the continuous increasing epidemic of multidrug-resistant TB, new drugs and vaccines are urgently needed.
Food Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy

Food Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy

There is an imminent need for greater understanding of food allergies, revised diagnostics and development of safe, effective therapies. Is oral immunotherapy the answer?
Can You Be a Nurse If You Are HIV Positive?

Can You Be a Nurse If You Are HIV Positive?

During these hard economic times when unemployment is at an all-time high, a nursing career offers thousands of jobs all over the world. But is a nursing career an option for an HIV-positive person? The answer to that question is yes.
Influenza Vaccination in Immunocompromised Patients

Influenza Vaccination in Immunocompromised Patients

Learn about the clinical significance of the influenza virus infection and vaccine safety in HIV infected individuals, solid-organ and stem-cell transplant recipients and patients receiving biological agents.
Women's Regret of HIV Disclosure to Family, Friends and Sex Partners

Women's Regret of HIV Disclosure to Family, Friends and Sex Partners

Did the women in this study report feelings of regret once they disclosed their HIV serostatus? Did the social and sexual network members influence the likelihood of experiencing regret?
Otelixizumab in the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Otelixizumab in the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, but how well do patients with T1DM respond to treatment with antibodies - and when should they be introduced?
Haart Medication for HIV Patients

Haart Medication for HIV Patients

HIV is a difficult virus to treat and no vaccine has been developed. One approach is to combine two or three treatments to form a cocktail of drugs that have a greater chance of slowing the spread of HIV around the body and the subsequent deterioration of the patient. This is known as highly active
An Integrated HIV/TB Clinic in Kenya: Lessons Learned

An Integrated HIV/TB Clinic in Kenya: Lessons Learned

Drs. Douglas Shaffer and Eunice Obiero highlight some of the key lessons learned from their experience with an integrated HIV/TB clinic in Kenya.
Inadequate Monitoring and Attrition Among Patients on ART

Inadequate Monitoring and Attrition Among Patients on ART

What are the patient risk factors for failure to follow-up in HIV care?
Dolutegravir in Antiretroviral-naive Adults With HIV-1

Dolutegravir in Antiretroviral-naive Adults With HIV-1

Dolutegravir (DTG) is a newer, potent INI. How effective and tolerable is it in treatment-naïve HIV patients?
AIDS 2010: Comparing an Investigational NNRTI With Efavirenz

AIDS 2010: Comparing an Investigational NNRTI With Efavirenz

Paul E. Sax, MD provides a review of a highly anticipated study at AIDS 2010. Learn about the efficacy and tolerability of the investigational NNRT rilpivirine (TMC-278) as compared with efavirenz.
AIDS Alternative Treatment

AIDS Alternative Treatment

If you or someone close to you has AIDS, there are medical treatments that are surely being sought to slow the progress of the disease and address the health issues that come as a result of infection. There are other, alternative remedies that those who have AIDS use to better their quality of life.
HIV Testing Recommendations In the Routine HIV Testing Era

HIV Testing Recommendations In the Routine HIV Testing Era

Despite recommendations for routine HIV testing in health care settings, many remain untested.
Interactions Between HIV and Malaria in Non-pregnant Adults

Interactions Between HIV and Malaria in Non-pregnant Adults

This review focuses on how HIV alters the clinical presentation of malaria, what effect it may have on the natural history of HIV, and interaction for surveillance systems, burden estimates and for the prediction of future trends.
News Briefs

News Briefs

AIDS Medical Training Facility to Open in Uganda... Funding Available for Treatment Adherence Research...
Counterfeit Antiretroviral Drugs

Counterfeit Antiretroviral Drugs

HIV clinicians in the developing world have yet another challenge: screening out counterfeit antiretrovirals.
Changes in HIV Viral Load and CD4 in ART-Naive Individuals

Changes in HIV Viral Load and CD4 in ART-Naive Individuals

What causes short-term changes in HIV viral load and CD4 cell count in ART-naive individuals?