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This comprehensively revised and updated new edition features all the practical guidance physicians need to care for HIV-infected patients. This title details antiretroviral therapy, opportunistic infections, common clinical syndromes, long-term treatment complications, and the management of HIV in women, pregnant women, minorities, IV-drug users, and other special populations. Written by a team of authors with established clinical, teaching, and research expertise.

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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: 9781930513730
  • Publisher: American College of Physicians
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 446
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (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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