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Books, Journals, New Media
February 3, 1999

HIV Primary CarePrimary Care of the HIV/AIDS Patient

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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Interactive Media Laboratory, Dartmouth Medical School and Columbia University School of Nursing, 2 CD-ROMs, requirements: 23MB hard disk space, 256 colors, 8MB RAM, 2x CD-ROM drive with 300kBps data transfer rate; Macintosh: 68040 processor, system 7.0; Windows: Intel 486/66, SVGA graphics card, 3.1 operating system, SoundBlaster and speakers; $149, Stamford, Conn, Appleton & Lange, 1997.

JAMA. 1999;281(5):469-470. doi:10.1001/jama.281.5.469-JBK0203-4-1

The authors of this interactive CD-ROM have developed a "mini-fellowship" on the care and management of patients with HIV infection and AIDS, advertised as the "ideal HIV/AIDS continuing education experience for all health care providers." They use interactive CD-ROM technology, which provides a "fully interactive multimedia experience," which is user friendly. A first rate faculty provides a broad overview of HIV infection, including not only clinical care but also didactic lectures on the basic aspects of HIV epidemiology, natural history, biology, and opportunistic diseases.

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