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Infographic showing numbers of people with HIV who have Karposi Sarcoma vs. general population

EDITORS’ NOTE: The widespread use of antiretroviral therapy to suppress the HIV virus has helped tens of millions of people with HIV live healthier, longer lives. However, that increased life span has led to an increased risk of cancer. For 25 years, the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) has led national and international efforts to prevent Read more

Over the last decade, researchers, doctors and the life-sciences industry have made great strides in treating HIV. Medications once routinely delivered through complicated multidose cocktails are now, for some patients, available in a one-pill-a-day form. While adhering to even a once-daily regimen is still a challenge, significant progress on the treatment of HIV is undeniable Read more

He was a young man: 33 years old. When I entered the emergency room, I could see that he was gravely ill and struggling to breathe. Although he was surrounded by family, he looked afraid. His family members confided in me that they could barely recognize him, as he had become so desperately thin in Read more

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging all baby boomers (that’s you–if you were born between 1945 and 1965) to get a simple, onetime blood test to see if you have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus. The CDC estimates that 3.2 million Americans have been exposed to the hep C virus. Now Read more

Editor’s Note: On July 16, the FDA approved the use of the drug Truvada for the prevention of HIV. Previously, the antiretroviral drug had only been given to those tested positive for the virus. In May, The Doctor’s Tablet featured HIV/AIDS specialist Rodney Wright, M.D. who discussed the risks and potential benefits of using Truvada as a prophylactic. Today, we feature reaction Read more

I still remember how I first planned my career in medicine. I was going to be an academic physician, with a professional life mixing clinical care, research and teaching. For a year before medical school and during the following summer, I worked at the National Institutes of Health in a neuroendocrine/neuropharmacology lab, and did additional Read more