Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 253–256 | Cite as

Update in HIV Care

  • Gail Berkenblit
  • Lynn Sullivan
  • James Sosman
  • Allen Gifford
  • Joseph CofrancescoJrEmail author


This update in the care of individuals with HIV reviews key research publications from the past year relevant to General Internal Medicine practitioners. Specific topics that we have covered include new developments in the understanding of HIV transmission, risk behavior among injection drug users, baseline resistance testing, choice of initial treatment regimens, and controversies in treatment interruption. Our selection process was based on MEDLINE review of key journals by all authors and recommendations of experts in this field. The original MEDLINE review encompassed January 1, 2005 to March 1, 2006 and has been updated to Sepetember 1, 2006. Key phrases used in the search included “HIV,” “AIDS,” “heterosexuality,” “antiretroviral treatment (ART)/highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART),” “drug resistance,” and “risk behaviors”.


Epidemiologic studies suggest the risk of HIV infection per heterosexual (coital) encounter (HIV infected to uninfected...

Key words

HIV AIDS antiretroviral 



This paper was presented at the meeting of the society of General Internal Medecine, in May 2006.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest

None disclosed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gail Berkenblit
    • 1
  • Lynn Sullivan
    • 2
  • James Sosman
    • 3
  • Allen Gifford
    • 4
  • Joseph CofrancescoJr
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  4. 4.VA New England and Boston UniversityBostonUSA

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