Posts Tagged ‘opportunistic infections’

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May 8th, 2013

HIV Opportunistic Infection Guidelines Updated

Some very hard-working folks at the NIH, CDC, and IDSA have updated the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, which are available for review here. As with the previous versions (the prior iteration is from 2009), the OI Guidelines are comprehensive, exhaustively referenced (184 references for TB alone!), […]


April 30th, 2012

Do We Really Need Primary Prophylaxis for OIs Anymore?

I’m currently on the inpatient consult service and just saw a guy who fits the typical profile of many hospitalized HIV patients in 2012: Low CD4 (in this case, 120) Irregular to non-existent outpatient care before admission (lots of no-shows, cancellations, etc) Has received several prescriptions for antiretroviral therapy but for a whole variety of reasons, hasn’t […]


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.) […]


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