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Transient Loss of HIV-1 DNA in an HIV-1 Positive Patient After Kidney Transplantation: A Case Report

Solid organ transplantation is increasingly used in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients and is accumulating favorable outcomes from kidney and liver transplants in HIV-1 positive patients.1, 2 Antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is used for prevention and treatment of acute rejection following renal transplantation.3 It promotes T-cell depletion as well as modulation of cell surface antigens.4 It is possible that […]

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Ocular fundus image of the left eye shows mild optic disc swelling, multifocal retinochoroidal exudates, retinal phlebitis, and mild vitreous opacity.

Sometimes the Eyes Say More Than the Mouth

A 48-year-old man with a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-associated cryptococcal meningitis was referred to our hospital with blurred vision in his left eye for several months. He was diagnosed with bilateral chronic posterior uveitis (Figure). After ruling out secondary uveitis, such as sarcoidosis, Behçet disease, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease, […]

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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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