Laura F Mahon

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BACKGROUND An understanding of the relationships among allelic variability and clinical outcomes will be critical if HIV-infected patients are to benefit from the explosion in knowledge in human genomics. Human DNA banks must allow future analyses while addressing confidentiality, ethical, and regulatory issues. METHOD A multidisciplinary group of(More)
This multicenter, randomized, open-label phase 3 clinical trial compared the safety and efficacy of 3 clarithromycin-containing combination regimens for the treatment of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease in persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. A total of 160 eligible patients with bacteremic MAC disease were randomized to(More)
CONTEXT Approaches to preserve or enhance immune function in HIV-1 infection are needed. OBJECTIVES To examine the ability of daily low-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) in combination with antiretroviral therapy to preserve circulating CD4+ T-cell counts, the clinical safety and tolerability of this treatment, and safety with respect to changes in plasma HIV-1(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1-infected persons with newly diagnosed Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) bacteremia were enrolled in an 8-week study to determine whether treatment of MAC infection is associated with decreases in plasma tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha levels. Blood specimens were obtained for quantitative MAC cultures and to(More)
The clinical, microbiologic, and immunologic parameters in HIV-infected subjects first presenting with disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (DMAC) were determined. Four HIV-positive groups not yet on DMAC treatment were enrolled: 19 subjects with CD4 lymphocyte counts < or =50/microl thought to have DMAC on clinical grounds; 18 subjects newly found to(More)
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