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The Clinical Edge

Diane Havlir, MD, Series Editor; Chief, UCSF HIV/AIDS Division at SFGH; Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Steven Deeks, MD, Series Editor; Professor of Medicine, UCSF


The Clinical Edge is a series of brief commentaries on topics of current interest in HIV care, prevention, and policy from the faculty of the UCSF HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital. The Division's faculty members have been at the forefront of HIV care and research for more than 30 years. Our practice at SFGH's Ward 86 is the first multidisciplinary outpatient clinic in the world dedicated to the care of patients with HIV/AIDS.

Please be advised that the authors' views are their own and are not intended to provide medical advice for specific patients.

Undetectable Equals Untransmittable

Drs. Matthew Spinelli and Monica Gandhi examine the evidence that persons living with HIV who have undetectable viral loads on effective antiretroviral treatment have effectively no risk of passing the virus to an uninfected partner.

Getting Serious about Identifying Acute HIV Infection

Dr. Christopher Pilcher explains how technological advances in HIV testing are allowing for earlier identification of infection.

Should Elite Controllers Be Offered Antiretroviral Therapy?

Dr. Steven Deeks discusses the rationale for initiating antiretroviral therapy to treat "elite controllers."

Adieu CD4 Monitoring?

Dr. Diane Havlir examines the practice of routine CD4 monitoring and its role in the management of HIV infection.