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Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light

HIV infection had ravaged Amber's immune system, but not her spirit. Here: her story told by the physician who continues to walk with her.

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Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome is seen in some HIV-infected patients soon after initiation of antiretroviral therapy. The syndrome can "unmask" dormant opportunistic infections or aggravate existing infections.

A newly published study examines whether kidney transplant in eligible patients with HIV confers improved survival over renal replacement therapy. Results, here.

Long-term highly-active antiretroviral therapy can be associated with disturbing morphologic and metabolic changes. Nevaripine is added to three HAART regimens in this study to evaluate any mitigating effects.

High doses of vitamin D, which is an immune booster, aren't protective against bacterial vaginosis in women at high risk for STDs.

Does the HIV epidemic represent primarily a failure of the public health system--or is it more likely a result of failure on an individual level to take steps necessary to prevent infection?

"Don't ask, don't tell" seems to apply to gay and bisexual men when it comes to discussions about HIV with their physician. Worrisome details from a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey here.

There is emergent need to improve recognition and management of COPD in HIV-infected patients. Details here.

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