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February 2001


Anne S. De Groot, M.D.
Director, TB/HIV Research Lab, Brown Medical School

Frederick L. Altice, M.D.
Director, HIV in Prisons Program, Yale University AIDS Program

Joseph Bick, M.D.
Director, HIV Treatment Services, California Medical Facility, California Department of Corrections

Senior Advisors

Theodore M. Hammett, Ph.D.
ABT Associates

Ned E. Heltzer, R.Ph., M.S.
Prison Health Services, Inc.

Ralf Jürgens
Canadian AIDS Law Legal Network

David P. Paar, M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch

Joseph Paris, Ph.D., M.D.
CCHP Georgia Dept. of Corrections

Khurram Rana, Pharm.D.
University of RI College of Pharmacy

David Thomas, J.D., M.D.
Florida Dept. of Corrections

Lester Wright, M.D.
New York State Dept. of Corrections

Associate Editors

Anne C. Spaulding, M.D.
Brown Medical School

Stephen Tabet, M.D., M.P.H.
Univ. of Washington Division of Infectious Disease Seattle HIVNET

David A. Wohl, M.D.
University of North Carolina


Dennis Thomas
HIV Education Prison Project

Michelle Gaseau
The Corrections Connection


Kimberly Backlund-Lewis
The Corrections Connection


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Managing Editor

Elizabeth Stubblefield
HIV Education Prison Project

The editorial board and contributors to HEPP News include national and regional correctional professionals, selected on the basis of their experience with HIV care in the correctional setting and their familiarity with current HIV treatment. We encourage submissions, feedback, and correspondence from our readership.

Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support, the faculty for this activity have been asked to complete Conflict of Interest Disclosure forms. Disclosures are listed at the end of articles. All of the individual medications discussed in this newsletter are approved for treatment of HIV unless otherwise indicated. For the treatment of HIV infection, many physicians opt to use combination antiretroviral therapy which is not addressed by the FDA.

HEPP News is grateful for the support of Abbott Laboratories, Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer-Ingelheim/Roxane Laboratories, Dupont, Merck & Co. and Roche Pharmaceuticals through unrestricted educational grants.

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This article was provided by Brown Medical School. It is a part of the publication HEPP News.