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Editorial Editorial articles in AIDS Patient Care have talked about viewing HIV infection as a chronic disease when considering treatment modalities. Recognizing the shift to early interventions for seropositive individuals, this publication has concentrated more and more on the encouraging ways one can halt progression to full-blown AIDS. This year has been an interesting one in this regard. First, the health care community received the news that aerosolized pentamidine can be used as a successful prophylaxis in the prevention of PCP. Now, recent studies have demonstrated that AZT in lower, less toxic dosages can help HIV-infected individuals remain healthy longer. This new attention being paid to HIV infection in its early stages has created some dramatic shifts in organizational positions and personal conversions. For example, the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) in New York City has reversed its long-standing position on testing. Recognizing the inherent benefits from knowing one's antibody status, the GMHC now encourages that everyone at risk for HIV infection be tested, provided of course that it is conducted in an anonymous fashion with the appropriate pre- and Previous post-test counseling. Not long ago the cry was heard to avoid taking the HIV antibody test. Many simply http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Editorial

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (6) – Dec 1, 1989

Editorial

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (6) – Dec 1, 1989

Abstract

Editorial articles in AIDS Patient Care have talked about viewing HIV infection as a chronic disease when considering treatment modalities. Recognizing the shift to early interventions for seropositive individuals, this publication has concentrated more and more on the encouraging ways one can halt progression to full-blown AIDS. This year has been an interesting one in this regard. First, the health care community received the news that aerosolized pentamidine can be used as a successful prophylaxis in the prevention of PCP. Now, recent studies have demonstrated that AZT in lower, less toxic dosages can help HIV-infected individuals remain healthy longer. This new attention being paid to HIV infection in its early stages has created some dramatic shifts in organizational positions and personal conversions. For example, the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) in New York City has reversed its long-standing position on testing. Recognizing the inherent benefits from knowing one's antibody status, the GMHC now encourages that everyone at risk for HIV infection be tested, provided of course that it is conducted in an anonymous fashion with the appropriate pre- and Previous post-test counseling. Not long ago the cry was heard to avoid taking the HIV antibody test. Many simply

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Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert
Copyright
Copyright 1989 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
ISSN
0893-5068
eISSN
1557-7449
DOI
10.1089/apc.1989.3.viii
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Abstract

Editorial articles in AIDS Patient Care have talked about viewing HIV infection as a chronic disease when considering treatment modalities. Recognizing the shift to early interventions for seropositive individuals, this publication has concentrated more and more on the encouraging ways one can halt progression to full-blown AIDS. This year has been an interesting one in this regard. First, the health care community received the news that aerosolized pentamidine can be used as a successful prophylaxis in the prevention of PCP. Now, recent studies have demonstrated that AZT in lower, less toxic dosages can help HIV-infected individuals remain healthy longer. This new attention being paid to HIV infection in its early stages has created some dramatic shifts in organizational positions and personal conversions. For example, the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) in New York City has reversed its long-standing position on testing. Recognizing the inherent benefits from knowing one's antibody status, the GMHC now encourages that everyone at risk for HIV infection be tested, provided of course that it is conducted in an anonymous fashion with the appropriate pre- and Previous post-test counseling. Not long ago the cry was heard to avoid taking the HIV antibody test. Many simply

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AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Dec 1, 1989

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