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HIV Infection in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment and Some of Its Associated Complications

Edited by Elaheh Aghdassi

Toronto Western Hospital, Canada

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a complex illness affecting the immune system. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an advanced form of HIV infection in which the patient has developed opportunistic infections or certain types of cancer and/or the CD4+ T cell count has dropped below 200/μL. More than 40 million persons around the world are infected with HIV, with approximately 14,000 new infections every day. The disease causes 3 million deaths worldwide each year, 95% of them in developing countries. Optimal management of human immunodeficiency virus requires strict adherence to highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) regimens, but the complexity of these regimens (e.g., pill burden, food requirements, drug interactions, and severe adverse effects) limits effective treatment. However, more patients with HIV are surviving longer today because of these drugs. This allows further study of commonly associated adverse effects. These may affect all body systems and range from serious toxicities to uncomfortable but manageable events. This book reviews some of HAART-related metabolic and neurological complications.

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HIV Infection in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment and Some of Its Associa...Edited by Elaheh Aghdassi

Published: November 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1752

ISBN: 978-953-307-701-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4405-2

Copyright year: 2011

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2 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

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1. Metabolic Alterations of HIV Infection

By E.F. Silva


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2. Endothelial Dysfunction in HIV

By Vani Subbarao, David Lowe, Reza Aghamohammadzadeh and Robert J. Wilkinson


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3. HIV-Infection: The Role of Insulin Resistance and Alternative Treatments

By Elaheh Aghdassi


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4. Bone Metabolism and HIV Infection

By Stefano Coaccioli


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5. Pulmonary Manifestations of HIV Disease

By Muhwa J. Chakaya


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6. HIV Associated Neuropathies

By Katrin Hahn and Ingo Husstedt


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7. Spondylodiscitis and HIV – Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies

By Jan Siewe, Kourosh Zarghooni and Rolf Sobottke


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8. Acute Abdomen and HIV Infection

By Christophoros Kosmidis, Georgios Anthimidis and Kalliopi Vasiliadou


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9. Nosocomial Infections in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

By Olga Perovic and Ashika Singh


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10. Oral Manifestations of Paediatric HIV Infection

By Omolola Orenuga, Mutiat Obileye, Christiana Sowole and Gbemisola Agbelusi


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11. Natural Killer Cells from HIV Infected Slow Progressors Who Carry the Protective HLA-B*27 Allele and Inhibitory KIR3DL1 Receptors Have Elevated Poly-Functional Potential Compared to Bw6 Homozygotes

By Nicole F. Bernard, Carlos Melendez-Pena, Philomena Kamya, Christos M. Tsoukas, Mohamed-Rachid Boulassel, Jean-Pierre Routy, Réjean Thomas, Pierre Côté, Colin Kovacs, Stephen A. Migueles, Mark Connors, Martin Potter, Marianne Harris and Cecile L. Tremblay


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