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April 1998

OPTIMAL MEDICAL MANAGEMENT

Coping With Stress

It is possible to assess -- and ameliorate -- this aspect of living with HIV infection
JEFFREY M. LEIPHART, PH.D.



NEWSLINE

Newsline ... Newsline ... Newsline ...

Initial therapy with d4T or 3TC appears to confer survival benefit ... Prophylaxis for common OIs is cost-effective, and so is maximally suppressive antiretroviral therapy ... Clarithromycin plus ethambutol is the most efficacious therapy for MAC ... Administering hydroxyurea with ddI increases intracellular concentrations and facilitates activation of this nucleoside ... Clarithromycin and rifabutin appear to be protective against cryptosporidiosis ... Nevirapine plus two nucleosides exerts durable effect: Sustained benefits seen after two years of combination therapy ... New data on workplace exposure to HIV: ZDV prophylaxis reduces risk of infection by 81% ...

Plus: More news from the 5th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections: A three-nucleoside combination offers an alternative to protease inhibitor-containing regimens ... Efavirenz plus indinavir dramatically reduces viral load ... Further confirmation of the efficacy of triple-combination therapy ...



PULL OUT AND SAVE

How You Can Help Your Patients Reduce the Level of Stress in Their Lives

Practical recommendations for healthcare professionals who provide continuing care to patients with HIV disease
JEFFREY M. LEIPHART, PH.D.



  
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This article was provided by San Francisco General Hospital. It is a part of the publication HIV Newsline.
 

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