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Routine HIV testing encouraged, ignored

A new guideline from the American College of Physicians calls on doctors to routinely encourage HIV screening for all patients older than 13 years, regardless of their risk factors. Similar recommendations from the CDC, however, are not being followed.

Intelence- New drug for patients with HIV-1 infection

Indication: HIV-1 infection, in combination with other antiretrovirals, in treatment-experienced adults with evidence of viral replication and HIV-1 strains resistant to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) and other antiretrovirals.

Selzentry- Antiretroviral slows advance of HIV

Indication: HIV-1 infection in treatment-experienced adults infected with only CCR5-tropic HIV-1 detectable, who have evidence of viral replication and HIV-1 strains resistant to multiple antiretrovirals.

Inform consultant about patient’s AIDS?

One of my patients, who has AIDS, suffered an MI while traveling. The consulting cardiologist’s admission history and subsequent follow-up clinic notes made no mention of the AIDS. If my patient failed to disclose his AIDS status, am I obligated to inform this consultant?—Name withheld

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