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August 1997

EDITORIAL

If It Works for You, Then It Works

It's time to stop talking about "alternative" therapies and start taking about "complementary" or "concurrent" treatments -- because whatever helps the patient is helpful therapy
PAUL A. VOLBERDING, M.D.


COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Sticking It to Peripheral Neuropathy

To beat pain and numbness in arms and legs -- a side effect of certain AIDS drugs, which can cause nerve damage -- some people with HIV turn to acupuncture
KEVIN ARMINGTON


NEWSLINE

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

Protease inhibitors can cause diabetes: Slight risk associated with use of these potent drugs... Another reason to treat STDs aggressively: Multiple infections increase viral load... Keeping herpes at bay: Valtrex® prevents 86% of recurrent outbreaks... An advance in the treatment of CMV retinitis: Implant leads to dramatic decrease in disease progression... Home healthcare, its pros and convicts: Does your home care provider run background checks on its employees?... Thalidomide returns: A new use for an old drug with a bad rep... Don't stop the Bactrim®, at least for now: Rising CD4 counts may not mean a restored immune system... Glaxo Wellcome makes its promising new nucleoside analog, abacavir (GW1592), available to children as well as adults...

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.

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PULL OUT AND SAVE

Reach Out and Touch Someone

Connect with hotlines, health services, and support networks in your area: A state-by-state guide to AIDS programs and services


SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES

Haven't Got Time for the Pain

Many complications of AIDS bring physical pain, but just because it's common doesn't mean you have to live with it
HOWARD L. ROSNER, M.D.



  
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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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