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Patient/Doctor Q&A

Q: I occasionally get sores in my mouth and have a gel my dentist gave me that helps them heal faster. Lately, I have been getting sores on my tongue that turn white and seem to spread, with dead skin that I can scrape away. The gel helps, but should...

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Community Spotlight: The People With AIDS Coalition, Houston, Inc.

The People with AIDS Coalition, Houston, Inc. (PWA Coalition)

The PWA Coalition (established in 1986) is an organization of, by, and for people with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) that promotes independence and self-reliance so that PWAs may live with dignity, sel...

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SMART Study: Background, Concepts, and Design

Sharon is a 28-year-old African American whose HIV infection was diagnosed 9 months ago. Of three determinations, her average CD4 T cell count has been 489 cells/mm3; average viral load, 17,500 copies/mL. Before undertaking a regimen of highly active...

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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia: An Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Disease of Patients with HIV

Introduction and Background

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous human herpesvirus that infects nearly every human being by young adulthood. Most EBV infections occur asymptomatically during childhood, but EBV is associated with a wide variety o...

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Drug Fact Sheet: Lopinavir/Ritonavir (Kaletra)

Kaletra soft gelatin capsules are bright orange and imprinted with the Abbott corporate logo and "PK" in black ink. A liquid formulation is also available. Dosing may vary.

On September 15, 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted A...

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Insomnia in HIV and Its Management: One Clinician's Perspective

This article is a practical, precise and concise overview of my 7.5 years of experience treating a broad range of sleep problems in a heterogeneous group of HIV-infected individuals at the Thomas Street Clinic (TSC) in Houston. TSC is a community-bas...

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A Look at HIV Immune Research

Although viral load testing is the standard for measuring the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy, it is at best an indirect measure of changes in the immune system. Several assays are now in development that measure cellular immune response. The...

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Three HIV-Treating Physicians Express Their Professional Opinions Regarding a Case Scenario

Scenario

A 47-year-old Hispanic male, 5'7" and 132 pounds, presents for follow-up. He is on his third regimen. His nadir CD4 T cell count was 10 cells/mm3. Prior genotypic tests show resistance to indinavir (Crixivan), ritonavir (Norvir) and saquina...

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Surviving With HIV in the HAART Era: Emerging Challenges

Even though highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has helped many keep HIV disease at bay, HIV-infected persons must not become complacent by equating good health with undetectable viral loads and CD4 T cell counts above 200 cells/mm3. It has ...