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May 12, 1999

HIV: AIDS and Other Manifestations of HIV Infection

Author Affiliations

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


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edited by Gary P. Wormser, 3rd ed, 836 pp, with illus, $170, ISBN 0-397-58760-0, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven, 1998.

JAMA. 1999;281(18):1757. doi:10.1001/jama.281.18.1757

When I reviewed the previous edition of this book,1 it seemed to me that such texts, although useful, become outdated almost as soon as they are published. Because of the lag time between editing and publication, discoveries made in the year prior to publication are rarely featured.

The management of HIV disease is now dictated by measurements of the HIV-RNA viral load. Newer "cocktails" of antiretrovirals, which include HIV protease inhibitors, have created a sense of triumph among patients and physicians. Patients are feeling better and living longer; hospices for patients with AIDS have empty beds.