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Medical News & Perspectives
January 1, 2014

Physicians Focus on Primary Care for Patients With HIV

JAMA. 2014;311(1):17-18. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.284509

Many patients with HIV infection who receive treatment can now expect to live a near-normal life span. Rapid progress in the treatment of HIV has changed the diagnosis from a death sentence in the 1980s and early 1990s to a treatable but life-shortening illness in the 2000s. Today, HIV infection is a condition that many patients may successfully manage into their golden years, according to data presented by Robert S. Hogg, PhD, professor of health sciences at Simon Fraser University, and colleagues at the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention (http://bit.ly/1cXihmg).

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