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June 1998

LIVING WITH HIV

Hit the Road, Jack (and Jill)

Have you got both HIV and wanderlust? Here's how to cross time zones, continents -- even oceans -- without missing a dose of your antiretroviral medications
DAWN AVERITT

Plus: Travel Tips for People with HIV


NEWSLINE

NEWSLINE ... NEWSLINE ... NEWSLINE ...

CD4 count and viral load do predict HIV progression in pediatric patients ... Weight lifting does not increase viral load, and it may combat wasting syndrome ... More information on protease inhibitor therapy and unusual fat deposits ... A new treatment for TB ... CD4 counts can rise dramatically even when viral loads do not drop to undetectable levels ... Combination therapy may stave off further bouts of CMV retinitis ... Something more you need to know about Viagra® ...

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Plus: WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: HIV experts tell you, in clear, concise language, what impact these developments are likely to have on your day to day life.


PULL OUT AND SAVE

Drug Resistance: What It Is, How It Develops, and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Schematic color diagrams that will help you understand why drug resistance is so worrisome -- and why compliance with your combination-therapy regimen is so important
MOLLY COOKE, M.D.


PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE

One Year on Therapy and Counting ... Doses Taken: 1,460; Doses Missed: 0

In my first year on combination therapy, I never missed a single dose. Now, where's my gold star?
THOMAS GARRETT



  
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This article was provided by San Francisco General Hospital. It is a part of the publication AIDS Care.
 

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