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Disclosure of HIV to Perinatally Infected Children and Adolescents

Disclosure of HIV to Perinatally Infected Children and Adolescents

The second guideline from the NYS Department of Health offers guidance on the difficult topic of when and how to talk about HIV to infected children and teens.......[Read More]
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]
Vertical HIV Transmission Risk w/ Prolonged Rupture of Membranes

Vertical HIV Transmission Risk w/ Prolonged Rupture of Membranes

Several studies have documented an association between perinatal HIV transmission and prolonged rupture of membranes, especially when it is associated with long labor.......[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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Acceptability of Male Circumcision for Prevention of HIV/AIDS in Africa

Acceptability of Male Circumcision for Prevention of HIV/AIDS in Africa

In an analysis of 13 studies from 9 African countries, investigators report that 65% of uncircumcised men were willing to become circumcised and 69% of women favored circumcision for their partners.......[Read More]
How to Manage Your Health With HIV

How to Manage Your Health With HIV

Living with HIV doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life. Living healthily and finding balance can help you to enjoy each day to the fullest. These guidelines follow the recommendations of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).......[Read More]
ID and HIV Articles of the Month

ID and HIV Articles of the Month

John Bartlett selects and reviews the top infectious disease articles each month.......[Read More]
Single-Class Maintenance Therapy After Standard Triple ART

Single-Class Maintenance Therapy After Standard Triple ART

HIV patients with dyslipidemia may benefit from a single-class NRTI regimen after successful induction with standard ART.......[Read More]
What's the Best Way to Measure ART Adherence?

What's the Best Way to Measure ART Adherence?

How can healthcare providers properly and efficiently measure adherence with antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected patients?......[Read More]