The increasing complexity of therapy -- and the danger that inadequate treatment can actually promote the development of drug-resistant viral strains -- argues in favor of this approach
PAUL A. VOLBERDING, M.D., EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
The incidence is down, the treatments are better, but the threat remains
JUDITH A. ABERG, M.D.
Delays in obtaining care pose risks to patients and community: Counseling is essential to ensure that newly diagnosed patients begin therapy promptly... Prophylaxis following sexual exposure to HIV: Treat within 72 hours, especially if risk of infection is high... CD4 count and viral load do predict progression in pediatric patients: Viral load above 100,000 copies/mL mandates a change in therapy... Reinfusion of autologous CD8 cells: Experimental technique seems to improve immunologic parameters...
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MOLLY COOKE, M.D.