, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 276-282
Date: 11 Nov 2008

Update in HIV Medicine for the Generalist

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This update reviews the literature in the prevention and management of HIV infection as pertinent to the general internist. Our objectives were (1) to review the most recent data regarding HIV prevention, counseling, testing, and treatment, with a special focus on cost-effectiveness; (2) to discuss new findings regarding survival and general management of HIV, including a brief review of updated treatment guidelines and new antiretroviral medications; and (3) to discuss the intersection of HIV with other chronic diseases commonly encountered by generalist physicians. We included papers with both domestic and international relevance.

We performed a literature search of peer-reviewed studies published since July 2006. Initially, we performed a PUBMED search using the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) term “HIV,” limiting our search to English articles dealing with human subjects published in core clinical journals on or after July 1, 2006. We narrowed our results to studies focus ...