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For patients who remained AIDS-free and untreated 10 years after seroconversion, loss of this status was associated with lower CD4 cell counts and higher HIV RNA load.

Results of a recent study found low BMD was strongly associated with body weight, smoking, and prior advanced HIV disease.

A retrospective chart review among HIV-infected patients treated with ART found use of statin medications associated with a lower risk of cancer.

A 62-year-old man had multiple, randomly distributed, flesh-colored nodules on his trunk, arms, and face. The lesions measured 0.5 to 1.0 cm and appeared slightly pedunculated. Tissue biopsy showed Schwann cells. Your diagnosis?

For several years, an asymptomatic, firm, nontender mass had been growing on the neck of a 54-year-old-man, slightly left of midline at the level of the hyoid bone. Thyroid function tests were normal. What does it indicate?

I treated my young patient with asthma "by the book" and alienated his mother as I did so. I didn't have the time to really listen to what she really needed from me.

It's not a new formula, but the study was large and the results significant: almost 4 of 5 MIs may be preventable in men who adhere to 5 healthy habits we're all familiar with.

Sperm concentration, total sperm count, and percentage of spermatozoa with normal morphology are compromised. Whether semen quality is restored if alcohol intake is reduced remains to be seen.

The key to reining in this trend is to link this group to health services as early as possible. The key to linkage, in turn, is testing. A new study finds room for improvement in meeting CDC testing coverage recommendations.

Tinea versicolor

Allergic contact dermatitis, drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, metastases to the skin, tinea versicolor, lichen spinulosus—a look at cutaneous conditions and their underlying causes.

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