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Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report. Dr. Currier disclosed in previous editions that she had received funds for research support from EMD Serono, Merck, Schering-Plough, Theratechnologies, Tibotec, and ViiV; served as a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline and ViiV; served on advisory boards for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck, Pfizer, and Tibotec; and served on the data and safety monitoring board for Achillion.
Risa Hoffman, MD, has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.
Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, TRIO Health, and ViiV and funds for research support from Gilead Sciences, Janssen, and ViiV. Dr. Eron disclosed in previous editions that he had received consulting fees from AbbVie, Avexa, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chimerix, EMD Serono, Inhibitex, Kainos, Koronis, Myriad, Pfizer, Roche Molecular Systems, Tobira, Tibotec/Janssen, and Virco; had received funds for research support from AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Panacos, TaiMed, and Tobira; had served on speaker bureaus for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Roche, Tibotec, and Virco; and had served on data and safety monitoring boards for TaiMed and Vertex.
Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and ViiV and funds for research support from Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Merck, and ViiV. Dr. Kuritzkes disclosed in previous editions that he had received consulting fees from Bionor, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celera, InnaVirVax, Janssen, Oncolys, Teva, Tobira, and ViroStatics and fees for non-CME/CE services from Merck and ViiV.
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Ashley Bohn, PhD, MS, RVT, has disclosed that she has received fees for non-CME activities from Lilly and Merck.
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The following faculty and staff have previously contributed to the content of this chapter and disclosed the following potential conflicts of interest:
Kathleen E. Squires, MD, disclosed that she had received consulting fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Merck; had served on advisory boards for scientific purposes for Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Koronis, Merck, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Tobira, Tibotec, and ViiV; had served on advisory boards for marketing purposes for Gilead Sciences and Janssen; and had received funds for research support from BioCryst, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Koronis, Merck, Schering-Plough, Tibotec, and Vertex at the time she contributed to this module.
Heather Stieglitz, PhD; Thomas Quinn, MD, MSc; Suely Tuboi, MD, PhD; Elaine P. Seeskin; Anna Poppa; Melinda Tanzola, PhD; Kevin Obholz, PhD; and Taryn O’Loughlin Gross, PhD, had no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report at the time they contributed to this module.
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