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December 2004

Co-Chief Editors

Joseph Bick, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, California Medical Facility, California Department of Corrections

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

Deputy Editors

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

David P. Paar, M.D.
Director, AIDS Care and Clinical Research Program, University of Texas, Medical Branch

Bethany Weaver, D.O., M.P.H.
Acting Instructor, Univ. of Washington Center for AIDS and STD Research

Renee Ridzon, M.D.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Senior Advisors

Karl Brown, M.D.
Rikers Island Jail

Ralf Jürgens
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

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

Abby Dees, J.D.
CorrectHELP: Corrections HIV Education and Law Project

David Thomas, M.D., J.D.
Division of Correctional Medicine, NovaSoutheastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Louis C. Tripoli, M.D., F.A.C.F.E.
Correctional Medical Institute, Correctional Medical Services

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

Associate Editors

Dean Rieger, M.D.
Indiana Department of Corrections

Josiah Rich, M.D.
Brown University School of Medicine, The Miriam Hospital

Steven F. Scheibel, M.D.
Regional Medical Director Prison Health Services, Inc.

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

Michelle Gaseau
The Corrections Connection


Kimberly Backlund-Lewis
The Corrections Connection


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Managing Editor

Courney E. Colton

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 and hepatitis unless otherwise indicated. For the treatment of HIV and hepatitis infection, many physicians opt to use combination antiretroviral therapy which is not addressed by the FDA.


IDCR is grateful for the support of the following companies through unrestricted educational grants:

  • Major Support: Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim and Roche Pharmaceuticals

  • Sustaining: Pfizer Inc., Gilead Sciences Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., Schering-Plough and ViroLogic.

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This article was provided by Brown Medical School. It is a part of the publication Infectious Diseases in Corrections Report.