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HIV Causes Accelerated Aging: Has AIDS Become Acquired Inflammation Disease Syndrome?

I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have facelifts until my ears meet.

-- Rita Rudner

Inflammation is the hottest topic in HIV/AIDS research. We've known for many years that, left untreated, HIV disease produces widespread inflammation. ...

By Bob Frascino, M.D.
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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...

By Paul Simmons, RN, ACRN for The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy
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New Developments in Affordable Antiretroviral Therapy: Several Studies Examine Intermittent Treatment

Drug Interruptions, Holidays and Pauses: an overview of outcomes. A randomized, controlled trial of intermittent versus continuous highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) (Lb0r11) Authored by M. Dybul, C. Yoder, M. Belson, T.-W. Chun, C. H...

By Calvin Cohen, M.D., M.S.