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April 30, 2001


May Visual AIDS Gallery

Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, has chosen the artwork in this month's Visual AIDS gallery. View exciting work from Copy Berg, Bob Corti, John Dugdale, Daniel Gray, Frank H. Jump, Peter Urban, Robert Miles Parker, Eric Rhein and Michael Slocum.

Uncertainity of Changing Treatment

Psychological issues and HIV: Dealing with the uncertainty of changing treatment strategies -- A summary from a New York City community forum with Robert H. Remien, Ph.D., from the New York State Psychiatric Institute and HIV-positive therapist Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Starting Treatment

The question of when it's best to begin antiretroviral therapy may be as controversial and frustrating as any of the many HIV treatment questions to which we have no clear answers. Director of Treatment Education and Editor of CRIA Update James Learned takes a look at this controversial subject.

Drug Resistance Guide

An easy-to-read guide to HIV drug resistance and resistance testing by Tim Horn, in CRIA Update.

Third-Line Therapy Options

What happens when someone becomes resistant to their anti-HIV drugs and runs out of options to keep viral load undetectable? Dr. Steven Deeks and his colleagues at the University of California San Francisco now have some data from a study to answer this question. Take a look at some strategies for third line therapy, in CRIA Update.

Suggestions for Heavily Treated Patients

You might wonder how it is, that only a year or two after you began treatment, you have come to be without viable treatment options. After all, aren't there 16 drugs on the market? Paul Simmons, RN, ACRN offers some suggestions for the coming generation of "heavily treated" patients, in Research Initiative/Treatment Action!

New Developments in HIV Immune Research

Alan Huff, a Houston HIV/AIDS activist, interviewed Alan Landay, PhD, about new developments in HIV immune research, in Research Initiative/Treatment Action!

Men's Anal Cancer Study

Seattle Treatment Education Group recently interviewed researcher Paul Nelson about his role as the Healthcare Specialist for the Men's Anal Health Study (MAHS). He's studying anal cancer in HIV-positive men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM). Here's what he had to say.

Dental Conditions & HIV

A recent study showed that dental conditions linked to HIV infections are twice as likely to go untreated as other health problems related to the disease.

Visual AIDS Archive Project

The Visual AIDS Archive Project Spring 2001 Newsletter is now online!

Continuing Education

More and more HIV-positive people are seeking education as the key to their future. Body Positive interviews a few people back in school and they describe their goals and experiences.

Housing Opportunities for People with HIV

Housing is an issue that matters on a daily basis to thousands affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS Survival Project lists housing opportunities for people with HIV in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

A Little Generosity Can Go a Long Way

Gates Marketing has been providing AIDS Survival Project with free mailing services for their newsletter for over five years. A great example of how one business can make a big difference by just donating a little. The story in Survival News.

Tuberculosis Crisis in Africa

Tuberculosis (TB) cases in Africa will likely double over the next decade as a consequence of the increased spread of HIV and the under-funding of strategies effective in curing TB say UNAIDS and the World Health Organization.

Potential Crisis in Thailand

A new report released in Bangkok by Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali reveals that between 3000 and 5000 HIV-positive children will be born to infected mothers in Thailand every year unless health measures are taken.

Bone Thinning in HIV Positive Girls

"In a recent study, thinning bones were found in HIV+ young girls. Indeed, children with HIV may have an increased need for bone-building nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and vitamins C and D. Read the details of this study, from Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Web Highlights
A Selection of Top HIV/AIDS Stories from Across the Internet

Doctors Demand Immediate Access to Antiretroviral Drugs in Africa
British Medical Journal (April 28, 2001)

Further Testing Discounts AIDS-Polio Theory
Chimp Virus Not Found in Vaccine Sample
From the San Francisco Chronicle (April 27, 2001)

Loss of Cytomegalovirus-Specific CD4 T Cell Responses in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1-Infected Patients with High CD4 T Cell Counts and Recurrent Retinitis
From the Journal of Infectious Diseases (April 25, 2001)

Combination Therapy and Vertical Transmission of HIV
From the Journal of the American Medical Association (April 25, 2001)

Lamivudine-Zidovudine Combination for Prevention of Maternal-Infant Transmission of HIV-1
From the Journal of the American Medical Association (April 25, 2001)

HIV Infection in Women in the United States: Status at the Millennium
From the Journal of the American Medical Association (March 7, 2001)

  
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