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Update on Early and Acute HIV Infection
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Frederick Hecht
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Presenter: Frederick Hecht, MD
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In this presentation Dr. Hecht discusses immunologic events in acute HIV infection, as well as clinical manifestations and diagnosis, transmission of resistant virus, and superinfection. In particular, he reviews available data on the effects of treatment of acute HIV, for both the wellbeing of the individual patient and the reduction of HIV transmission. Key messages for counseling patients about the risk of transmission and superinfection are included.

Presenter: Frederick Hecht, MD

Rick Hecht, MD, is Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a faculty member of the UCSF Positive Health Program (AIDS Program). He is the Principal Investigator for the UCSF Options Project, a multidisciplinary cohort study of acute and early HIV infection that has enrolled over 600 persons since its inception in 1996. The project is funded by several NIH grants, and studies the immunologic, virologic, clinical, and epidemiologic issues in early HIV disease, as well as HIV transmission biology. Dr. Hecht is trained in Clinical Epidemiology, and also continues to practice HIV Medicine. He also serves as Research Director of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, where he is Osher Foundation Endowed Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine.