AIDS Reader






HIV Strains Becoming More Aggressive. What Does This Mean?

January 30, 2014

(AUDIO) In a brief podcast, the director of the University of North Carolina infectious diseases center ponders the implications of new HIV strains that lead to AIDS symptoms significantly faster than in the past. To him, the response is obvious. What troubles him is that not everyone seems to sense the urgency

HIV/AIDS Advances of 2013: Treatment, Adherence, Policy

January 08, 2014

(AUDIO) The past year has been revolutionary for HIV-positive patients, both in medical care and in policy. And more is in store for the coming year, according to Dr. Michael Horberg of Kaiser Permanente. Listen as the immediate past president of the HIV Medicine Association briefly reviews events of 2013 and forecasts 2014.

Talking Points: Best Ways to Convey Results of an HIV Test to a Patient

September 07, 2013

(AUDIO) Now that guidelines mandate testing all adults for HIV status, what are the best ways to convey the results of this important but often sensitive test? Listen as the co-director of Emory University's Center for AIDS Research offers insights for effective communication on this topic.

Finding Logjams in the Cascade of HIV/AIDS Care

July 23, 2013

(AUDIO) HIV-positive status is hardly a death sentence today, yet too many patients in the US do not complete the continuum of care from diagnosis to completion of antiretroviral therapy. AIDS specialist Katerina Chrstopoulos MD examines the barriers along the cascade of care, and suggests solutions.

Treatment of HIV in Pregnancy: What Are the Risks?

June 07, 2013

(AUDIO) Antiviral drugs have reduced intrauterine transmission of HIV dramatically. But what are the effects on the pregnancy itself? Here an infectious diseases expert discusses the risks and the benefits.

New Recommendations for Qualifications to Treat HIV Infection

May 09, 2013

(AUDIO) The HIV Medicine Association has released a document that identifies the key characteristics of a medical provider qualified to manage the long-term care of patients infected with HIV. Here the chair of the organization describes the qualifications and tells why they are important.

How Suspicion, Conspiracy Theory Hinder HIV Testing in Older Patients

March 15, 2013

(AUDIO) For older as well as young patients, clinicians should be sure to test regularly for HIV as the CDC advises, says a researcher who tells in this interview how suspicions about the origin of AIDS and the involvement of government may discourage older people from being tested.

Helping Freedom Be as Good as Prison for Ex-Inmates With HIV

February 08, 2013

(AUDIO) Correctional institutions offer an excellent opportunity to discover and treat HIV infection, which is usually contracted before incarceration. How can physicians assure that care is just as good after these patients are released into the community?

Box for "Doing One Thing Well" podcast

January 18, 2013

Studies in Africa have shown that a new strain of the HIV virus leads to more rapid progression than previous strains, and other research suggests that in general HIV is becoming more aggressive. What does this mean for control of transmission?  

HIV Advances Prompt Reanalysis of USPSTF Screening Policies

December 08, 2012

(AUDIO) US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for HIV screening may come into line with CDC guidelines thanks to a reanalysis of recent outcomes data. Here clinical epidemiologist Roger Chou MD, who conducted the analysis, describes the new evidence and the implications.