In collaboration with Consulting Editor, Dr. Helen Boucher, Dr. Paul Edward Sax has put together a state-of the-art issue of the Infectious Disease Clinics of North America devoted to HIV. Clinical review articles from expert authors are specifically devoted to the following topics: HIV Diagnostics -- Current Recommendations and Opportunities for Improvement; Update on HIV Prevention -- PreP, PEP, and Other Strategies; Initial Assessment -- What Tests to Order and Why; Why Everyone (Almost) with HIV Needs to be on Treatment -- A Review of the Critical Data; Initial Therapy in the Integrase Inhibitor Era -- Can We Do Better than Two NRTIs plus an INSTI?; Switching Therapy in Patients with Virologic Suppression -- A Why and a How-To Guide; Management of Treatment Failure, With and Without Resistance; Reproduction Options for People with HIV, and Management of Pregnancy; HIV and Addiction – the Role of the ID Clinician; Management of Patients with Advanced HIV Disease – Challenges and Opportunities; HIV and Aging – Focus on Cardiovascular Risk and Metabolic Abnormalities; Key Principles in HIV Pharmacology; One Patient Has Been Cured of HIV – Will There Ever Be More?; and Linkage and Retention in Care – The Keys to Treatment Success. Readers will come away with the latest information they need to manage diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of HIV patients.
Edited by Paul E. Sax, MD, Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School