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Editorial

Editorial Editorial this issue of AIDS Patient Care, the magazine begins its fourth year of publication. As we a new year and a new decade, we pause to consider the many milestones that took place in 1989 concerning AIDS. It was during 1989 that we saw the total number of cases exceed 100,000. The year also bore witness to the number of AIDS-related deaths exceeding the casualties from the Vietnam war. Sobering statistics aside, however, the year saw a number of breakthroughs in treatment and early intervention. AZT was determined to have a beneficial effect in seropositive individuals by preventing disease progression. A new antiviral, ddl, came onto the scene, showing less toxicity and greater application in treating PWAs. The year 1989 also saw increased adoption of the contemporary view that AIDS should be seen as a chronic disease and treated as such. Along these same lines, longstanding positions on HIV testing gave way to encouraging all individuals at high risk for infection to seek out testing and counseling. As health care professionals, we must be cautious of a new upsurge in worry over possible exposure and subsequent infection in the health care environment. Recent coverage of Dr. Lorraine http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Editorial

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 4 (1) – Feb 1, 1990

Editorial

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 4 (1) – Feb 1, 1990

Abstract

Editorial this issue of AIDS Patient Care, the magazine begins its fourth year of publication. As we a new year and a new decade, we pause to consider the many milestones that took place in 1989 concerning AIDS. It was during 1989 that we saw the total number of cases exceed 100,000. The year also bore witness to the number of AIDS-related deaths exceeding the casualties from the Vietnam war. Sobering statistics aside, however, the year saw a number of breakthroughs in treatment and early intervention. AZT was determined to have a beneficial effect in seropositive individuals by preventing disease progression. A new antiviral, ddl, came onto the scene, showing less toxicity and greater application in treating PWAs. The year 1989 also saw increased adoption of the contemporary view that AIDS should be seen as a chronic disease and treated as such. Along these same lines, longstanding positions on HIV testing gave way to encouraging all individuals at high risk for infection to seek out testing and counseling. As health care professionals, we must be cautious of a new upsurge in worry over possible exposure and subsequent infection in the health care environment. Recent coverage of Dr. Lorraine

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Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert
Copyright
Copyright 1990 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
ISSN
0893-5068
eISSN
1557-7449
DOI
10.1089/apc.1990.4.iv
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Abstract

Editorial this issue of AIDS Patient Care, the magazine begins its fourth year of publication. As we a new year and a new decade, we pause to consider the many milestones that took place in 1989 concerning AIDS. It was during 1989 that we saw the total number of cases exceed 100,000. The year also bore witness to the number of AIDS-related deaths exceeding the casualties from the Vietnam war. Sobering statistics aside, however, the year saw a number of breakthroughs in treatment and early intervention. AZT was determined to have a beneficial effect in seropositive individuals by preventing disease progression. A new antiviral, ddl, came onto the scene, showing less toxicity and greater application in treating PWAs. The year 1989 also saw increased adoption of the contemporary view that AIDS should be seen as a chronic disease and treated as such. Along these same lines, longstanding positions on HIV testing gave way to encouraging all individuals at high risk for infection to seek out testing and counseling. As health care professionals, we must be cautious of a new upsurge in worry over possible exposure and subsequent infection in the health care environment. Recent coverage of Dr. Lorraine

Journal

AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Feb 1, 1990

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