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Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Applied to Addiction

From Documenting Death to Comprehensive Care: Applying Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic to Addiction In recent years, we have seen a rising tide of deaths documented in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that bears a chilling familiarity to the early years of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. These deaths […]

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Fainting with HIV

When a man with untreated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection presented with recurrent episodes of syncope, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) yielded a novel etiology. The patient, a 51-year-old Puerto Rican man, presented to our clinic with cough, hemoptysis, night sweats, and recurrent syncopal episodes. He described intermittent episodes of fainting, increasing in frequency, for 3 […]

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Teaching “One Medicine, One Health”

The concept that animal health and the environment influence human health has been around since ancient times. Indeed, the initial mission of veterinary medicine was to benefit human health by improving the food supply. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, leaders in medicine such as Drs. Rudolf Virchow and William Osler embraced the […]

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