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Libman, Howard.
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Philadelphia : American College of Physicians, [2003]

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xi, 356 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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This edition of the successful HIV is fully revised and updated. It includes new information on antiretroviral therapy, long term treatment complications, resistance testing and therapeutic drug monitoring, diagnosis and management of opportunistic infections and cancers, prevention of opportunistic infections, diagnostic approach to common clinical syndromes, and HIV infection in special populations.

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The care of HIV-infected patients has evolved dramatically over the past few years. The understanding of HIV disease is constantly advancing and practice standards continue to evolve. Significant changes in management have resulted in important challenges, including the assimilation of a rapidly changing, but incomplete, knowledge base and its clinical application. Libman and Makadon (both, Harvard Univ.) have prepared this work for health professionals who provide high-quality primary medical care to HIV-infected adults. The contributors are mainly staff at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which has a long tradition of clinical, teaching, and research expertise in this area. The book is divided into ten chapters that address major clinical issues and offer up-to-date practical advice. There are many unresolved issues about the care of patients with HIV infection, and the editors have tried to indicate where uncertainty exists and to present a reasonable approach to management based on the current medical literature and accepted standards of clinical practice. Tables, charts, and photographs make this information easily accessible. Illustrative clinical vignettes and an appendix containing information about drugs used in HIV treatment. Highly recommended for graduate students, researchers, and faculty. ; AIDS Information Center, VA Headquarters (DC)

Table of Contents

Kenneth H. MayerSigall K. BellSigall K. BellHarvey J. Makadon and Steven A. SafrenHoward Libman and Jon D. FullerMarissa B. Wilck and Paul E. SaxEdward P. Acosta and John G. Gerber and Daniel R. KuritzkesPatrick W.G. Mallon and David A. Cooper and Andrew CarrMatthew R. Leibowitz and Judith S. CurrierAmita Gupta and Lisa R. Hirschhorn and Peter J. Piliero and Joel E. GallantSonia Nagy Chimienti and Lori A. Panther and Camilla S. GrahamBruce J. DezubeJohn P. DoweikoJohn P. DoweikoRaymond O. Powrie and Susan Cu-UvinBenjamin DavisEric P. GoosbyGregory FentonJeffrey H. SametMichael T. Wong and Sonia Nagy ChimientiMegan O'Brien and Elizabeth A. McCarthyLisa A. CosimiWilliam RodriguezLouise IversHoward LibmanVictoria A. Johnson and Francoise Brun-Vezinet and Bonaventura Clotet and Daniel R. Kuritzkes and Deenan Pillay and Jonathan M. Schapiro and Douglas D. Richman
Prefacep. ix
Chapter 1 Transmission, Pathogenesis, and Natural Historyp. 1
I Transmissionp. 2
II Pathogenesisp. 17
III Natural Historyp. 25
Chapter 2 Prevention of HIV Infectionp. 35
Chapter 3 Primary Care of HIV Infectionp. 47
Chapter 4 Antiretroviral Therapyp. 75
Chapter 5 Antiretroviral Pharmacokinetics, Resistance Testing, and Therapeutic Drug Monitoringp. 115
Chapter 6 Long-Term Treatment Complicationsp. 137
Chapter 7 Prevention of Opportunistic Infectionsp. 163
Chapter 8 Diagnostic Approach to Common Clinical Syndromesp. 177
Chapter 9 Diagnosis and Management of Opportunistic Infectionsp. 209
Chapter 10 Diagnosis and Management of Opportunistic Cancersp. 271
I Kaposi's Sarcomap. 271
II HIV-Related Lymphomasp. 282
III Anogenital Squamous Cell Cancerp. 292
Chapter 11 HIV Infection in Special Populationsp. 295
I Womenp. 295
II Men Who Have Sex with Menp. 304
III African Americansp. 309
IV Transgender Personsp. 313
V Injection-Drug Usersp. 317
Chapter 12 Antiretroviral Post-Exposure Prophylaxisp. 325
Chapter 13 HIV Global Epidemiologyp. 345
Chapter 14 Clinical Considerations in Developing Countriesp. 361
Chapter 15 Antiretroviral Treatment in Resource-Limited Settingsp. 369
Chapter 16 Barriers to Implementing Care in Resource-Limited Settingsp. 385
Appendix I HIV Drug Glossaryp. 393
Appendix II Update of the Drug Resistance Mutations in HIV-1: Fall 2006p. 417
Indexp. 429