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Latest by Lara Strick, M.D.

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HIV Screening of Male Inmates During Prison Intake Medical Evaluation -- Washington, 2006-2010

Since 2006, CDC has recommended routine, opt-out human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening for patients in health-care settings with a prevalence of undiagnosed HIV infection of ≥0.1%.1,2 Before September 2007, the Washington State Department of C...

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DOT for HAART: Directly Observed Therapy

Directly observed therapy (DOT) refers to the taking of medications in the presence of a medical provider, either in the provider's office or at the patient's home, so the provider can actually watch the pills being swallowed. To date, the use of D...

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Once-Daily Antiretroviral Options

Numerous studies have now shown that very high levels of adherence to medication regimens are necessary for adequate HIV suppression. The ideal antiretroviral (ARV) regimen is simple, effective, and well tolerated. An increasing number of approved ...

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Viral Blips and Virologic Failure

Intermittent episodes of low-level viremia (viral load "blips") are often observed in people on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) with a suppressed viral load (HIV RNA below 50 copies). An increased frequency of blips is associated with a...