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Books, Journals, New Media
February 2, 2000

HIV: The AIDS Knowledge Base: A Textbook on HIV Disease From the University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco General Hospital

Author Affiliations

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


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JAMA. 2000;283(5):675-676. doi:10.1001/jama.283.5.675-JBK0202-4-1

How rapidly the pendulum swings! We have moved from the pessimism of the early and mid-1990s—when physicians caring for HIV-infected patients were lamenting the limitations of antiretroviral therapy—to the dawn of multidrug "cocktails" and the hope of controlling and perhaps eradicating HIV from infected individuals just a few years later. As the 1990s come to a close, although survival and quality of life of those who are infected have clearly been enhanced, we again acknowledge our inability to eradicate this virus with even the most potent multidrug combinations. Yet, basic and clinical advances continue, and efforts to develop new treatment strategies progress at a rapid pace.