Despite a revolution in treatment options for hepatitis C, many physicians are taking a wait-and-see approach, hoping even newer medications may have a lower price tag.
Many primary care doctors do not test every adult for HIV (as guidelines mandate), perhaps uncertain what to do or say afterwards. Here, from three experts, simple words of advice.
Now that HIV testing is universally mandated, what are the best ways to reach into a community to find those who remain untested? The head of a study designed to test two approaches tells why either of them is better than the status quo.
By putting HIV care and other medical care services under one roof, Montefiore Medical Center by far exceeds national success standards.
Having insurance encourages people to use health care services. Thus the inception of "Obamacare" is likely to have a dramatic impact HIV/AIDS in the US, increasing quick diagnosis and early treatment, and perhaps even heralding the first HIV-free generation.
(AUDIO) How many lives have been saved due to early treatment of HIV infection, and what is the impact on society? An economist who has helped to answer these questions also ponders the deeper implications of the new information about progress against HIV.
Neurological manifestations of HIV are at least as common as they were before the introduction of HAART. The challenge is that they are milder, and more difficult to recognize. But early treatment is essential.
A Columbus OH clinic specializing in the care of families affected by HIV has achieved remarkable success by becoming something more than just a medical care provider to its clients.
The bulk of the discussion about HIV focuses on men, yet women are less likely to be tested or receive adequate care. Why is this so, and what can be done?
(AUDIO) Now that HIV testing is universally mandated, what are the best ways to reach into a community to find those who remain untested? In this brief recorded interview, the head of a study designed to test two approaches describes why either one is better than the status quo.
Studies in Africa have shown that a new strain of the HIV virus leads to more rapid progression than previous strains, and other research suggests that in general HIV is becoming more aggressive. What does this mean for control of transmission?
To Myron Cohen MD, director of the HIV clinic at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the implications are all too obvious. What frustrates him, as you can hear in this brief podcast, is that not all authorities everywhere see the situation as he does.
Is it only a matter of time, as he says? And if so, how long will it take to implement a solution worldwide?
(AUDIO) In a brief podcast, the director of the University of North Carolina infectious diseases center ponders the implications of new HIV strains that lead to AIDS symptoms significantly faster than in the past. To him, the response is obvious. What troubles him is that not everyone seems to sense the urgency
Depression is common among HIV-positive patients, and clearly affects adherence. Treating depression improves adherence, but is also justified in its own right as improperly treated depression can be as devastating as inadequately treated AIDS.
HIV-positive status no longer equates with emaciation. In fact, if anything, patients are more likely to be over- than under-weight, and this can affect the success of their treatments. Here, some guidance for clinicians on how to address the issue.
(AUDIO) The past year has been revolutionary for HIV-positive patients, both in medical care and in policy. And more is in store for the coming year, according to Dr. Michael Horberg of Kaiser Permanente. Listen as the immediate past president of the HIV Medicine Association briefly reviews events of 2013 and forecasts 2014.