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CROI 2007; Los Angeles, Calif.; February 25-28, 2007

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Interviews With Researchers at CROI 2007

CROI 2007 Wrap-Ups: Clinicians Discuss Highlights

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Judith Aberg, New York University at Bellevue Hospital Center
Judith Aberg, New York University at Bellevue Hospital Center
Dr. Aberg discusses new research on drugs in development, as well as lipoatrophy data from the ACTG 5142 efavirenz-vs.-lopinavir/ritonavir study
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Wayne Duffus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Wayne Duffus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Dr. Duffus discusses studies that found that breastfeeding is preferable over formula for HIV-infected mothers in developing countries
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Marshall Glesby, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Marshall Glesby, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Dr. Glesby recounts studies on advanced fibrosis among people with acute hepatitis C; an unexpected drug-drug interaction between rosuvastatin and lopinavir/ritonavir; and the possible anti-HIV activity of the hepatitis B drug entecavir
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Howard Grossman, Former Executive Director of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, Now Clinical Trainer in Resource-Limited Countries
Howard Grossman, Former Executive Director of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, Now Clinical Trainer in Resource-Limited Countries
Dr. Grossman discusses research on new integrase inhibitors and entry inhibitors, the safety of breastfeeding in developing countries, what's behind the rising incidence of sexually transmitted diseases among men who have sex with men, and the importance of making resistance testing available globally
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Trudy Larson, University of Nevada School of Medicine-Reno
Trudy Larson, University of Nevada School of Medicine-Reno
Dr. Larson discusses the reversal of the breast feeding recommendations for HIV-infected women in developing countries as well as HIV drug resistance in women given a single dose of nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission
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Michael Mugavero, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Michael Mugavero, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Dr. Mugavero and Dr. David Wohl discuss a plenary talk by Matthais Egger comparing the outcomes of antiretroviral therapy in developed vs. developing countries, as well as a study comparing outcomes of therapy in U.S. rural vs. urban areas
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Padmini Srikantiah, University of California-San Francisco
Dr. Srikantiah comments on developing-world research: the benefits of breastfeeding, the emergence of HIV drug-resistance data, and long-term HIV treatment outcomes
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David Wohl, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
David Wohl, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Dr. Wohl discusses surprising lipid and body-shape data from ACTG 5142 (efavirenz vs. lopinavir/ritonavir); important malignancy data from the D:A:D study; and research highlighting the need for expanded HIV testing in the U.S.
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Benjamin Young, University of Colorado, Denver ID Consultants at Rose Medical Center
Benjamin Young, University of Colorado, Denver ID Consultants at Rose Medical Center
Dr. Young discusses racial and ethnic disparities in HIV transmission, care and drug toxicities
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Drugs in Development

Roy Steigbigel, State University of New York-Stony Brook
Results of BENCHMRK-1 and BENCHMRK-2, Phase III Studies Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of MK-0518, a Novel HIV-1 Integrase Inhibitor, in Patients With Triple-Class Resistant Virus
David Cooper, University of New South Wales, summarizes BENCHMRK-1. Roy Steigbigel, State University of New York-Stony Brook, summarizes BENCHMRK-2.
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Anton Pozniak, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
48-Week Primary Analysis of Trial TMC278-C204: TMC278 Demonstrates Potent and Sustained Efficacy in Antiretroviral Therapy-Naive Patients
Study summary by Anton Pozniak, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
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Andrew Zolopa, Stanford University, CA
The HIV Integrase Inhibitor GS-9137 Demonstrates Potent Antiretroviral Activity in Treatment-Experienced Patients
Study summary by Andrew Zolopa, Stanford University, CA
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Roy Gulick, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Efficacy and Safety of Maraviroc Plus Optimized Background Therapy in Viremic Antiretroviral Therapy-Experienced Patients Infected With CCR5-Tropic HIV-1: 24-Week Results of a Phase 2b/3 Study in the U.S. and Canada
Interview with Roy Gulick, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY
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HIV Drug Resistance

Susan Eshleman, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
ART Resistance, HIV-1 Tropism, and HIV-1 Subtype Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Recently Infected With HIV-1 in the U.S.: The EXPLORE Study
Susan Eshleman, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, et al
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Daniel Kuritzkes, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Baseline Resistance to NNRTI as a Predictor of Virologic Failure in Treatment-Naive Subjects Receiving Efavirenz-Based Regimens in ACTG A5095
Daniel Kuritzkes, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, et al
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HIV/HAART Complications

Steven Grinspoon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Effects of TH9507, a Growth Hormone Releasing Factor Analog, on HIV-Associated Abdominal Fat Accumulation: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial With 412 Randomized Patients
Steven Grinspoon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, et al
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Turner Overton, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
Factors Associated With Low Bone Mineral Density in a Large Cohort of HIV-Infected U.S. Adults: Baseline Results From the SUN Study
Turner Overton, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, et al
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Dominique Costagliola, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Survival After the First AIDS-Defining Illness and Causes of Death Before and After Potent Antiretroviral Therapy: Results From the French Hospital Database on HIV
Dominique Costagliola, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
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David Zingmond, University of California-Los Angeles
Alcohol Abuse or Dependence Is the Most Prevalent Comorbidity Among 48,384 HIV-Infected VA and California Medicaid Beneficiaries

David Zingmond, University of California-Los Angeles
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Kimberly Hanson, Duke University Medical Center, NC
Unsuspected HIV Infection in Patients Presenting With Acute Meningitis
Kimberly Hanson, Duke University Medical Center, NC
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Alvaro Munoz, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Comparison of Plasma HIV-1 RNA, CD4 Cell Count, and CD38 Expression on CD8 T Cells as Predictors of Progression to AIDS and CD4 Cell Decline Among Untreated Participants in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study

Alvaro Munoz, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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HIV Prevention/Testing

Julie Davids, Executive Director of the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
CROI HIV Prevention Wrap-Up
Julie Davids, Executive Director of the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP), discusses HIV prevention research presented at CROI, including pre-exposure prophylaxis, microbicides and male circumcision
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In the U.S., Fighting an Epidemic That Won't Die: An Interview With Harold Jaffe, M.D.
Dr. Jaffe discusses the current state of the U.S. epidemic, and what role clinicians, HIV advocates and HIV-positive people can play in fighting the ever-rising tide of HIV infection
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Responding to Dr. Harold Jaffe: Where Has U.S. HIV Advocacy Gone?
Julie Davids, Executive Director of the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP), argues that a lack of leadership is not the reason that U.S. HIV advocates have seemingly lost their clout
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New Frontiers in HIV Prevention: Male Circumcision and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the United States
An interview with Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D., and Lynn Paxton, M.D., M.P.H.
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Update on the CONRAD Cellulose Sulfate Trial
Gustavo Doncel, CONRAD, Arlington, VA, sumarizes cellulose suflate trial
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Kristina Weis, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
Missed Opportunities to Identify HIV-infected Individuals in South Carolina, January 2001 to February 2006
Kristina Weis, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
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Judith Aberg, New York University at Bellevue Hospital Center
Implementing Routine Rapid HIV Testing in a Large Public Healthcare Facility
Judith Aberg, New York University at Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
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Matthew Golden, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Lifetime Risk of Acquiring HIV Lower Among Younger Men Who Have Sex With Men
Matthew Golden, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Quality of Care

Disparities in Survival Attributable to Suboptimal HIV Care in the U.S.: Influence of Gender and Race/Ethnicity
Elena Losina, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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Women & HIV

Atazanavir Use in Pregnancy: A Report of 33 Cases
Macky Natha, St. George's Hospital, London, UK
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