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Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections Part II

Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections Part II

Update #1, Opening Day, Day 2, Sunday and Monday February 5 and 6 from the Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections National Meeting Dr. Eric Daar offers perspectives of interest on topics from the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (held in Denver, Colorado February 5-8, 2006) Introduction The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections has […]

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Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections

Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections

Update #2 Day 3, Tuesday February 7 from the Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections National Meeting Dr. Eric Daar offers perspectives of interest on topics from the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (held in Denver, Colorado February 5-8, 2006) Treatment Interruptions In a session entitled “Antiretroviral Therapy: New Insights and Treatment Strategies” there were […]

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis — Walter Payton’s Disease

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis — Walter Payton’s Disease

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE The American football legend Walter Payton, who has liver disease and needs a transplant, has reportedly taped a public service announcement promoting organ donation. The ad is scheduled to run during an episode of the television series “Touched By an Angel” on May 16, 1999. The theme of the episode is organ […]

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Physical and Biochemical Changes in HIV Disease

Physical and Biochemical Changes in HIV Disease

A frequently used saying among those who care for patients with HIV disease is that the availability of potent antiretroviral therapy has changed the “face” of the HIV, or AIDS, epidemic. Generally, this refers to the dramatic decrease in AIDS-related complications and deaths as a result of these treatments. Unfortunately, however, this saying is also […]

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HIV Treatment – To Interrupt or Not

HIV Treatment – To Interrupt or Not

In 1995, the availability of potent antiretroviral therapy changed the management of HIV infection forever. At that time, “drug cocktails” of medications became the standard of care, with the ultimate goal being long-term viral suppression. The subsequent years brought the realization, however, that long-term antiretroviral therapy also had its limitations, such as the development of […]

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HIV: Two Patients Face The Diagnosis

HIV: Two Patients Face The Diagnosis

I frequently meet with patients who have recently been diagnosed with HIV infection. Some of these individuals have been tested for HIV on a regular basis and know that they have just recently been infected, while others had not been previously tested and are unaware of when the infection might have occurred. People who are […]

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HIV Urine Test Approved

HIV Urine Test Approved

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND–On August 6, 1996, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first HIV test that uses urine samples. All previously approved HIV tests use either blood or oral fluid samples. The new urine-based test detects the presence of antibodies to HIV-1, the virus that causes the vast majority of U.S. AIDS […]

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HIV Transmission and Progression to AIDS Continues

HIV Transmission and Progression to AIDS Continues

Medical Author: Eric S. Daar, M.D.Medical Editor: Leslie J. Schoenfield, M.D., Ph.D. I am frequently asked why, despite major educational campaigns and the development of new therapies, Americans continue to be contracting HIV and dying from AIDS. In fact, in association with the availability of more effective antiretroviral therapy, a sharp decline did occur in […]

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HIV / AIDS Conference Update 2005 – Index

HIV / AIDS Conference Update 2005 – Index

Dr. Eric Daar presents highlights and daily summaries from the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (held July 24-27 2005) Index to the Daily Updates at the HIV / AIDS Conference Wednesday, July 27, 2005 (Installment #3) – Read and listen to Dr. Daar Simplyfying Therapy […]

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Generic AIDS Drug Effective – And Now?

Generic AIDS Drug Effective – And Now?

Medical Authors and Editors: Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D. and Frederick Hecht, M.D. July 2, 2004 — The first clinical trial of a generic combination of drugs for AIDS has demonstrated that the generic combination works as well as band name drugs. The trial will be reported in the July 3 issue of the English medical […]