Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—The recent articles regarding
who should care for HIV-infected patients acknowledge the importance of support
and education for those primary care practitioners who provide HIV care. Patients
not only need primary care physicians and specialists knowledgeable about
HIV disease, but also need pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, social workers,
and other health care professionals with diverse skills. It is unrealistic,
however, to expect that all members of a team will be fully knowledgable and
consistently accessible to all HIV-infected persons.
Legg JJ, Balano KB, Goldschmidt RH. Controversies: The Role of HIV Specialists. JAMA. 1998;279(11):833–835. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-11-jac80001
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