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Overview

Our understanding of HIV is constantly increasing, and practice standards continue to evolve. What was previously a progressive disease with frequent debilitating complications is now, for many patients, a treatable chronic medical condition. The resulting changes in patient management present important challenges to practicing physicians. HIV, the initial volume in ACP's new Therapy series, is a thorough updating of the same-titled volume published in 2000. The successful reception of its predecessor has necessitated this revised and updated Second Edition. All chapters have been considered afresh and rewritten in light of the latest research. Among the major issues addressed are antiretroviral therapy, opportunistic infections and cancers, and common clinical syndromes. Unique to this edition are chapters on drug-resistance testing, long-term treatment complications, and HIV in special populations (women, minorities, injection-drug users). Written by a team of authors with established clinical, teaching, and research expertise, HIV provides the latest essential information for the primary care of HIV-infected patients.
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Reviewer: Mark D. Goodman, MD(Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This book is small in size, but large in content, updating primary care providers on the standards of HIV care. The book opens with a history of the disease and marches through transmission, therapy, diagnosis, and treatment of common clinical syndromes and closes with a chapter on HIV in special populations.
Purpose: The purpose is to impress upon us, as care providers, of the way in which HIV care has changed, and to emphasize the new populations at risk. As stated in the preface, "each patient encounter offers an opportunity to alter the course of this epidemic". These are certainly good care objectives and the authors do a sterling job of providing an update.
Audience: The book is written for primary care providers, according to the editors. The authors are among the finest in this field.
Features: Initially, I was disappointed in the book, because the introduction started with statistics and dates like most every other book dealing with this subject. I happened to be attending the HIV update courses at ICAAC in Chicago at the time, and was able to hear some of these authors speak and present, and very quickly it became clear that the book is cutting edge and written with great authority. The tables and boxed points are helpful and concise, and each chapter closes with a set of "Key Points," which provide a nice summary. In any book where breadth is desired, depth is sometimes sacrificed, and there are many chapters where additional information would have been welcome. In the chapter on common clinical syndromes, a discussion of nights sweats would have been helpful. The photo plates at the end of the book are too limited to be of assistance.
Assessment: This book is among the best for its audience — primary medical care providers. The editors and authors have done a great service in providing a book that can be a roadmap for quality provision of care. The second edition is not only useful, but required, and soon there will need to be a third, a fourth, etc.
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Reviewer: Mark D. Goodman, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This book updates and clarifies the current state-of-the-art therapy for HIV. As noted by the authors in the preface, new chapters cover global epidemiology, clinical considerations in developing countries, antiretroviral treatment, and barriers to implementing care in resource-limited settings. The second edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The book provides "essential information for the care of HIV-infected patients." It goes without saying that the objectives are worthy, and the book succeeds admirably in achieving them.
Audience: Although written for researchers, teachers, and clinicians, the book is inclusive and comprehensive enough that it will be a valuable tool for students as well. I suspect that infectious disease specialists will find it less useful, however. The authors are pre-eminent in their field, and almost all of the heavy hitters are represented.
Features: The book covers history, pathogenesis and transmission, prevention and primary care of HIV infected patients, with chapters exploring HAART, treatment complications, opportunistic cancer management, HIV infection in special populations, and global viewpoints. My favorite is chapter 8, which deals with a diagnostic approach to common clinical syndromes such as fever and pulmonary, GI, and neurologic symptoms. This book is heaven-sent for interns, residents, and primary care physicians at 4:00 a.m. in the emergency room. The boxed summary/key points throughout the chapters are very helpful.
Assessment: It's a pleasure to review this third edition, as I've been anticipating its publication since I reviewed the second edition some years ago. In terms of quality and usefulness, this is the standout book in the field.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930513358
  • Publisher: American College of Physicians
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: ACP Key Diseases Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
1. Transmission, Pathogenesis, and Natural History 1
2. Primary Care and Prevention of HIV Disease 39
3. Antiretroviral Therapy 77
4. Antiretroviral Pharmacokinetics, Resistance Testing, and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 101
5. Long-Term Treatment Complications 127
6. Prevention of Opportunistic Infections 145
7. Diagnostic Approach to Common Clinical Syndromes 163
8. Diagnosis and Management of Opportunistic Infections 193
9. Diagnosis and Management of Opportunistic Cancers 249
10. HIV Infection in Special Populations 281
Appendix I HIV Drug Glossary 307
Appendix II Occupational HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis 329
Index 343
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