This is the long-awaited HIV-management handbook from Drs. Paul Volberding and Judith Aberg and their AIDS experts colleagues from the world-famed AIDS Division of the San Francisco General hospital. In the words of Dr. Volberding, "this handbook offers concise, practical help in diagnosing and treating the major complications of HIV disease. Designed for both hospital and outpatient settings, the book gets to the heart of the matter with algorithms, drug doses and complications. It reviews the management of specific populations as well as including the most rapidly growing part of the epidemic, HIV in women. Although there are several excellent and comprehensive HIV textbooks, this genuinely practical handbook should be of value to all HIV clinicians as a daily reference." Six chapters cover the initial evaluation of an HIV-infected patient, standards of care for HIV-positive women, antiretroviral therapy, HIV-related conditions, and diagnostic approaches to respiratory symptoms and to neurological disease. The last chapter is a comprehensive reference to drug therapy, followed by appendices on drug regimens and exposure prevention. Includes bibliographic references and index.