From the Editor, John G. Bartlett, M.D.
This is the first issue of our new and expanded newsleter. The Hopkins HIV Report, previously The Moore News, began circulation in 1989. Resources for the production and distribution of the newsletter have been provided by the AIDS Administration of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Mid Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center. Support from Bristol-Myers Squibb has permitted us to expand our newsletter substantially.
We've changed the name to Hopkins HIV Report because few people outside of Maryland are familiar with the Moore Clinic, our outpatient treatment center and our newsletter?s original namesake. Our new name also reflects the true mission of the newsletter -- giving care providers up-to-date information about the fast-changing world of clinical care of HIV that is based on the expertise of Hopkins practitioners and researchers.
To support our goal of providing up-to-date news, we will now be publishing six times a year. Furthermore, while we plan to address a national audience, we will not neglect issues of local interest. Each issue of the newsletter sent to readers in Maryland will include a Maryland page which will focus on local resources and news. Our decision to increase our circulation to a national audience was fostered by multiple requests from outside the region as well as a desire to fill a gap in clinically relevant and timely publications.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the Hopkins HIV Report is our development of a 19 member editorial board which represents the diverse specialty services within the Hopkins AIDS Care Program. Each member is directly involved in patient care, performs clinical research, and has a record of scholarly accomplishments in the field.
Our unique goal is two-fold: first, to have the main messages about HIV care supplemented generously by reports/news from the specialists and their journals, meetings and experience;
second, to focus our content on issues directly relevant to HIV care. There are currently 67 journals with HIV or AIDS in their titles. What will set the Hopkins HIV Report apart from the variety of other newsletters is the extensive contributions of specialists representing diverse fields.
The Hopkins HIV Report, like the Moore News before it, is available to care providers in Maryland free of charge through the continued support of the Maryland State AIDS Administration.
Readers outside of Maryland may purchase a subscription for $25.00/year (6 issues). With a paid subscription order, readers will receive a free copy of Medical Management of HIV Infection, by John Bartlett, M.D. This 300 page, spiral bound book reflects the standards of care for the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. Readers in Maryland may receive this book free upon request; however, we must charge $5.00 postage and handling.
We are pleased and excited about this ?new? newsletter and expect that our readers will find it up-to-date, informative, and ultimately indispensable. To order a subscription, simply fill out the order form included with this issue and mail it to us with your check for $25.00. Please allow us 10-12 weeks to ship your copy of Medical Management of HIV Infection; a new edition will be published to reflect the proceedings of the XI International Conference on AIDS.
This article was provided by Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. It is a part of the publication Hopkins HIV Report.