Deirdre A Killebrew

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In the current era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the prevalence of HIV-associated non-Hodgkin lymphoma (H-NHL) is not as high as in the beginning of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic, but still remains above that of non-HIV-infected individuals. Therefore, the epidemiology suggests that the pathogenesis of H-NHL may(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of HIV and monocytes/macrophages in adipose tissue dysregulation. METHODS Cross-sectional study in 5 groups: HIV seronegative, HIV+ antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naive, HIV+ nonlipoatrophic on zidovudine- and/or stavudine-containing ART, HIV+ lipoatrophic on similar ART, and HIV+ on abacavir- or tenofovir-containing ART. HIV(More)
Monocytes and macrophages serve as HIV-1 reservoirs and may indirectly lead to HIV-1-associated dementia via neurotoxic cytokine/chemokine production. It remains unknown if peripheral monocytes and macrophages are responsible for the presence of circulating and cerebral spinal fluid cytokine/chemokine. The purpose of this evaluation was to determine the(More)
HIV-infected individuals are at risk for developing certain types of cancers. While there are data to show that non-random HIV integration may occur, our goal was to identify preferential genomic sites where HIV integration might be targeted leading to oncogenesis. Initially, a linker-primer PCR strategy was used to identify HIV integration in isolated(More)
PROBLEM Medical educators widely accept that health care providers need strong communication skills. The authors sought to develop a course incorporating improvisation to teach health professions students communication skills and build empathy. APPROACH Teaching health care professionals to communicate more effectively with patients, the public, and each(More)
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