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November 7th, 2009

A Career in Infectious Diseases and “The Next Big Thing”

I was working with a medical intern in clinic this past week who is potentially interested in ID. After seeing our 3rd consecutive stable HIV patient, he asked me what I thought the next big challenge would be in our field — especially since HIV treatment has been “solved.” “Solved” might be stating it a bit […]


June 24th, 2009

An Irrational Fear of IRIS?

One of the most important recent studies in HIV has just been “published” in (on?) PLoS ONE.  It’s ACTG 5164, led by Andrew Zolopa, which compared “early” versus “deferred” antiretroviral therapy in 282 patients presenting with acute opportunistic infections. (Full disclosure: I am on the protocol study team — but am not an author on this paper.) […]


June 1st, 2009

“Long-term Nonprogressors” and “HIV Controllers”: Rare Indeed

When giving an overview of HIV pathogenesis to a group of clinicians, Bruce Walker usually asks the assembled if they have any patients in their practice who have undetectable viral loads without antiretroviral therapy. Generally about three-quarters of the audience has at least one such patient.  They are then asked to refer them to his research […]


May 24th, 2009

Another State Gets Ready to Make HIV Testing Easier

Don’t look now, Massachusetts, but Connecticut could be next: AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE HIV TESTING CONSENT LAW. This bill revises the law on consent for HIV-related testing. Specifically, the bill: 1. eliminates the requirement for separate, written or oral consent for HIV testing and instead allows general consent for the performance of medical procedures […]


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