The Clinical Edge
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. It is sponsored by HIV InSite.
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.
Dr. Steven Deeks discusses the rationale for initiating antiretroviral therapy to treat "elite controllers."
Dr. Diane Havlir examines the practice of routine CD4 monitoring and its role in the management of HIV infection.
Dr. Christopher Pilcher explains how technological advances in HIV testing are allowing for earlier identification of infection.