HIV and AIDS
Feb 26, 2004
I'm doing a research paper for my college english class. will you please send me some information on how HIV and AIDS takes over the body and what treatments you prefer to use and how the affect the HIV cells. thank you for your time.
Response from Dr. Conway
This may be your lucky day. I am in charge of HIV teaching at the University of British Columbia, and I attach below the reference list that I distributed to the undergad students in January of this year. A lot of this can be looked up quickly on the web, and most articles and books can be obtained at most university libraries. Happy researching...
1.http://www.cfeweb.hivnet.ubc.ca/ (Canadian guidelines) 2.http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/ (comprehensive AIDS Treatment Information Service) 3.http://www.medscape.com/hiv-aidshome (Excellent HIV/AIDS section, to which an individual can subscribe free of charge) 4.http://www.iasusa.org/ (Excellent academic site, producing educational materials and guidelines; the current guideline documents are summarized below) 5.http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/adult/AA_111003.html (United States Department of Health & Human Services Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, November 10, 2003) 6.http://www.thebody.com/ (Excellent clinical resource, addressing a wide variety of HIV related topics, including a question and answer section from the public) 7.http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/pphb-dgspsp/publicat/aids-sida/haic-vsac0603/pdf/haic-vsac0603.pdf (HIV & AIDS in Canada Surveillance report to June 30, 2003) 8.http://www.unaids.org/EN/other/functionalities/document.asp?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eunaids%2Eorg%2Fhtml%2Fpub%2FPublications%2FIRC%2Dpub06%2FEpi03%5F00%5Fen%5Fhtml%2Ehtm&PDFHref=&FileSize=120 (UNAIDS Epidemic Update, December 2003) 9.http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/2434 (Medscape Article, Author: Bruce D. Walker, June 12, 2003; Immunopathogenesis and Immune Response in HIV Infection) 10.http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu (Up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco). 11.http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/ (Website from Johns Hopkins AIDS service. Has animated HIV lifecycle) 12.http://www.aegis.com/ (AIDS Educational Global Information System)
SELECTED KEY REFERENCES
1.Kaposi's sarcoma and Pneumocystis pneumonia among homosexual men New York and California. Morb Mort Wkly Rep 1981; 30:305-8. 2.Mellors JW, Munoz A, Georgi JV, et al. Plasma viral load and CD4+ lymphocytes as prognostic markers of HIV-1 infection. Ann Intern Med 1997; 126:946-54. 3.Palella FJ, Delaney KM, Moorman AC, et al. Declining morbidity and mortality among patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection. N Engl J Med 1998; 338:853-60. 4.Conway B, Routy JP, Sekaly RP. Combination therapy for HIV: Towards long-term control of disease progression. Exp Opin Invest Drugs. 1998; 7:941-61. 5.Takaya S, Conway B. Antiretroviral salvage therapy: What to do when all else fails. HIV: Advances in Research & Therapy 1999; 9:23-9. 6.Fauci AS. The AIDS epidemic: Considerations for the 21st century. N Engl J Med 1999; 341:1046-50. 7.Mills DM. Origins of HIV. Science 2000; 288:1757-8. 8.Korber B, Muldoon M, Theiler J, et al. Timing the ancestor of the HIV-1 pandemic strains. Science 2000; 1789-96. 9.Sepkowitz KA. AIDS, the first 20 years. N Engl J Med 2001; 344: 1764-72. 10.Steinbrook R, Drazen JM. AIDSWill the next 20 years be different? N Engl J Med 2001; 344:1781-82. 11.Stover J, Walker N, Garnett GP, et al. Can we reverse the HIV/AIDS pandemic with an expanded response? Lancet 2002; 360:73-7. 12.Blankson JN, Persaud D, Siliciano RF. The challenge of viral reservoirs in HIV-1 infection. Annu Rev Med 2002;53:557-93. 13.Moyle G, Carr A. HIV-associated lipodystrophy, metabolic complications, and antiretroviral toxicities. HIV Clin Trials 2002;3:89-98. 14.Chung RT. New developments in the management of hepatitis B virus/HIV coinfection.MedGenMed 2002 Sep 3;4(3):20 (Excellent review, easi;y downloaded from Medscape for free) 15.Human Immunodeficiency Virus (textbook), edited by Douglas D. Richman, published by International Medical Press, 2003 (Very concise, readable text aimed at clinicians, with glossary and annotated references)
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