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TB/HIV : a clinical manual

HARRIS, Anthony D
MAHER, Dermot
2004

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Developments since 1996, particularly in the TB/HIV field, have prompted a second edition of this popular manual which provides a pocket-sized guide to the clinical management of TB, particularly in patients suffering from co-infection with HIV. Designed for use by busy clinicians, the manual aims to promote the best possible diagnosis and treatment in low-income countries where the prevalence of TB and HIV infection is high, case loads are heavy, and laboratory support may be limited. With these needs in mind, the manual combines the latest scientific knowledge about TB and HIV with authoritative advice based on extensive field experience in several of the hardest hit countries. Throughout the manual, tables, flow charts, lists of do's and don'ts, questions and answers, and numerous practical tips are used to facilitate quick reference and correct decisions. Information ranges from advice on how to distinguish TB from other HIV-related pulmonary diseases to the simple reminder that in sub-Saharan Africa, anyone with TB is in a high risk group for HIV. Though primarily addressed to clinicians working at district hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa, the manual is also suitable for use in areas of Asia and South America where the problem of TB and HIV co-infection poses a growing clinical challenge

Five myths about AIDS that have misdirected research and treatment

ROOTBERNSTEIN, Robert, S
1995

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Reviews a range of research to argue that AIDS is caused by a combination of factors, so is a 'synergistic' disease, rather than solely being caused by HIV infection. Argues that research has been misunderstood in a number of key areas and argues: different groups develop AIDS at different rates which can only be explained by other factors that may vary across risk groups; examples of people who are infected with HIV reverting to being HIV negative are common; antibodies for HIV may signal that the effective 'T-cell' immune response has been unsuccessful and thus herald the loss of immune regulation; a range of nonretroviral treatments such as safer sex practices, elimination of drug use, high nutrient diets and limiting re-exposure to HIV and its co-factors have proven to be effective means of peventing or delaying the onset of AIDS; many immunosuppressive factors are as highly correlated with AIDS risk groups as HIV

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