Posts Tagged ‘AIDS’

Chronic Infectious Disease and the Future of Health Care Delivery

Posted by • December 20th, 2013

Work that has been done in low-income countries to build health systems that can respond to AIDS and TB (as well as other acute and chronic diseases) shows that with adequate resources, we can improve care delivery, sharply reducing morbidity and mortality.  This week’s new Shattuck Lecture discusses lessons from 25 years of responding to… Read More…

Abdominal Pain, Fever, and Weight Loss

Posted by • October 11th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 29-year-old man was seen in an outpatient clinic because of abdominal pain, fever, and weight loss. Testing for HIV antibodies was positive, and the CD4 T-lymphocyte count was 10 per cubic millimeter. Chest imaging revealed tiny nodules in both lungs. This case illustrates the importance… Read More…

The AIDS Pandemic

Posted by • June 7th, 2013

The HIV–AIDS pandemic is now in its fourth decade. The latest article in our new Global Health series describes how HIV–AIDS has been transformed from a death sentence into a manageable illness and outlines the need for continued and coordinated international efforts. It was not until the third decade of the epidemic that the world’s public… Read More…

Injuries

Posted by • May 3rd, 2013

Injuries, whether intentional or unintentional, account for a substantial burden on the health care system. The latest article in our new Global Health series describes the magnitude of the problem worldwide, enumerates ongoing efforts to prevent injuries, and summarizes systems that need to be in place to care for the injured. In 2010, there were 5.1… Read More…

Vote for the Most Important Article, 1980-1989

Posted by • June 1st, 2012

For the most important advance during the early years of NEJM, you voted for the beginning of ether anesthesia. From 1880-1929, it was the first description of platelets, and from 1930-1959, the beginning of bone marrow transplantation. The 1960s brought us studies on an attenuated measles vaccine, and the first oral ACE inhibitor was introduced… Read More…

Beating HIV to the Punch

Posted by • December 30th, 2010

Every day, approximately 7,000 new people are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  This occurs despite huge public health efforts to slow transmission through better education and use of condoms.  Every day more people are infected.  HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence since anti-retroviral therapy has been valuable in extending the life expectancy of… Read More…

The History of AIDS: Past Battles in an Ongoing War

Posted by • July 29th, 2010

The NEJM Archive is a vital resource for teaching and research. With over 150,000 articles, 8,657 issues, 478,000 pages, 85,316 images, and 610,000 references an array of search, filter, and sort features, the NEJM Archive makes it easy to find what you’re looking for quickly. Articles are fully searchable, tabbed for easy access, and available… Read More…