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April 2002

Chief Editor

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

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

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

Senior Advisors

John H. Clark, M.D., M.P.H., F.S.C.P.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Theodore M. Hammett, Ph.D.
Abt Associates

Ned E. Heltzer, R.Ph., M.S.
Heltzer Associates

Ralf Jürgens
Canadian AIDS Law Legal Network

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

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

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

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

Associate Editors

Dean Rieger, M.D.
Indiana Dept. of Corrections

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

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


Craig Grein
Brown University

Michelle Gaseau
The Corrections Connection


Kimberly Backlund-Lewis
The Corrections Connection


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Managing Editor

Rebecca Nerenberg
HIV/Hepatitis 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 and hepatitis care in the correctional setting.

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.

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

  • Major Support: Agouron Pharmaceuticals and Abbott Laboratories

  • Sustaining: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough, Virologic and GlaxoSmithKline

  • Special support for this issue provided by: Merck & Co.

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