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Why CD4 T-Cells Are Important for People With HIV

Why CD4 T-Cells Are Important for People With HIV

CD4 T-cells are considered "helper" cells because they do not neutralize infections but rather triggers the body's response to infections like HIV.......[Read More]
GW433908/Ritonavir Once Daily in Antiretroviral Therapy-Naive

GW433908/Ritonavir Once Daily in Antiretroviral Therapy-Naive

The authors investigate the emergence of resistance to GW433908, a PI with demonstrated antiviral efficacy, safety and tolerability, when administered once daily with low dose ritonavir.......[Read More]
Cognitive Function After Several Years of ART

Cognitive Function After Several Years of ART

Is cognition affected by the use of ART in HIV-positive patients?......[Read More]
Is HIV Swab Test Accurate?

Is HIV Swab Test Accurate?

The HIV swab test, or oral fluid test, is considered to accurately screen for the presence of antibodies to HIV. At present time (as of 2009) the Food and Drug Administration has only approved one oral fluid test for use in HIV testing.......[Read More]
Bartlett Expert Reviews and Commentary - HIV/AIDS: June 30, 2006

Bartlett Expert Reviews and Commentary - HIV/AIDS: June 30, 2006

Dr. Bartlett reviews the risk for HIV transmission following parenteral exposure or blood transfusion, and 3TC monotherapy vs no therapy in patients with 3TC-resistant HIV.......[Read More]
Risk Stratification When Monitoring for Toxicities of cART

Risk Stratification When Monitoring for Toxicities of cART

Monitoring for early laboratory abnormalities when cART is initiated is optimal. Can we identify patients in whom regular monitoring should continue throughout the course of treatment?......[Read More]
Does it matter if I miss a dose of my medicine? What do I do if I miss a dose?

Does it matter if I miss a dose of my medicine? What do I do if I miss a dose?

Does it matter if I miss a dose of my medicine? What do I do if I miss a dose? Find your answers here.......[Read More]
AIDS and Non-AIDS Events in HIV-1-positive Individuals

AIDS and Non-AIDS Events in HIV-1-positive Individuals

Does viral replication contribute to AIDS and non-AIDS events in HIV-positive individuals with high CD4 cell counts?......[Read More]
HPV Cervical Lesions Among HIV-Infected Women on HAART

HPV Cervical Lesions Among HIV-Infected Women on HAART

How does HAART affect cervical dysplasia in women with HIV?......[Read More]
HIV Type 1 Infection Induces Endothelial Dysfunction

HIV Type 1 Infection Induces Endothelial Dysfunction

The aim of this study was to assess patients with chronic HIV infection who present with endothelial dysfunction, and determine whether this is the consequence of infection or of HAART.......[Read More]
Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis

he glossary definition of the term Histoplasmosis......[Read More]
Treatment of Lupus Nephritis in the 21st Century

Treatment of Lupus Nephritis in the 21st Century

Glomerulonephritis remains one of the most severe complications of systemic lupus erythematosus and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.......[Read More]
Management Options for Facial Lipoatrophy

Management Options for Facial Lipoatrophy

Slow progress has been made on surgical and dermatologic treatments of lipoatrophy, but prevention remains the best approach.......[Read More]
Universal Point-of-Care HIV Testing for Returning Travellers

Universal Point-of-Care HIV Testing for Returning Travellers

A nurse-delivered universal point-of-care HIV testing service has been successful and sustainable in one returning traveller clinic. Can we use this model in other clinical settings?......[Read More]
Impact of Aciclovir on Genital and Plasma HIV-1 RNA

Impact of Aciclovir on Genital and Plasma HIV-1 RNA

HSV-2 suppressive therapy, by reducing HIV-1 plasma viral load and altering the pattern of genital HIV-1 shedding, may contribute to the reduction in sexual transmission of HIV-1.......[Read More]
More Tests for the Diagnosis of AIDS

More Tests for the Diagnosis of AIDS

AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and results from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS generally spreads from shared needles and sexual contact with infected persons, but the disease can also affect children from birth; hence the importance of testing.......[Read More]
Lymphocyte

Lymphocyte

The glossary definition of the term lymphocyte......[Read More]
Concordance During HIV Treatment Switching Decision-making

Concordance During HIV Treatment Switching Decision-making

This study explores the importance of doctor-patient communication to ensure adherence with antiretroviral therapy in HIV treatment.......[Read More]
HCV Reinfection and Treatment Among HIV-Positive MSM

HCV Reinfection and Treatment Among HIV-Positive MSM

HIV-positive MSM who clear HCV infection may be at risk for reinfection. What are the HCV reinfection rates in this population?......[Read More]
Reasons for Choosing ATV/r vs. EFV-Based First-Line Regimens

Reasons for Choosing ATV/r vs. EFV-Based First-Line Regimens

This study compares the reasons for choosing one first-line ART regimen over another.......[Read More]