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May 8, 2001

Documenting AIDS in India

"This time the genocide is not being committed by an evil lunatic, but by the very world we ourselves have created through our indifference, greed, and neglect. I increasingly feel ashamed to be living in such a world." Another astonishingly moving missive from documentary filmmaker Robert Bilheimer. He writes eloquently about the impact of AIDS on India. Bilheimer is making a film about the global impact of AIDS.

Switching Therapy May Not Lower Lipid Levels

Swiss research finds that switching therapy may not lower high lipid levels. Read the news from the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange.

Stress Quiz

How vulnerable are you to stress? Take this short stress quiz from AIDS Survival Project and find out if you are stressed as you think you are!

The Plans to Tackle the World's Leading Killers

"HIV, malaria, and TB combined kill more than five million people every year and greatly affect the health of the more than a half billion people who live with one or more of these diseases," says Dr. Fauci. "By adding new international partnerships, expanding research programs, and providing international training opportunities, NIAID can help develop health strategies that are practical for use in endemic countries." Read about The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to tackle the world's leading killers.

Regional Training from NMAC

See the schedule of the National Minority AIDS Council's AIDS service provider regional training for 2001.

Fifth Annual United States Conference on AIDS

The fifth annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) will take place September 13-16, 2001 in Miami Beach, Florida. For more information, click here.

Check out The Body's Conference Page and find out about other upcoming conferences.

Community Education Forums

Check out the schedule of upcoming HIV/AIDS Community Education Forums in New York City.

Tips for the Job Search

An enormous change has occurred among those infected with the virus, if not yet among the organizations that serve them. PLWHAs today are just as likely to seek help with return to work issues as they are for drug regimens. When things are looking up: tips for the job search, from Body Positive.

Going Back to Work

I was very nervous the first few days, but everything is fine now: I'm not afraid of my students. The revelation that I can do the work and derive satisfaction from it is one of the best things that has happened to me lately." After four-and-a-half years of being out of work, an HIV-positive teacher returns to teaching.

Interview and Book Excerpt of Paul Gallotta

Paul Gallotta is an AIDS Care Case Manager for Center One in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida -- one of the region's oldest AIDS service organizations. He's also the author of a new book, based on the diary he has kept for the last fifteen years. Read an excerpt of the book and an interview with the author, in Body Positive.


A roundup of HIV/AIDS news, from Body Positive.

Human Rights and AIDS

"The epidemic is rampant at the national level. The statistics speak for themselves. Abuses or violations of human rights in the context of HIV/AIDS are on the increase at the national level despite the existence of international human rights standards that aim to protect human rights of all." UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot discusses human rights and AIDS.

Sex Education Censorship in Schools

Young people's health and their lives are being threatened in schools across the nation by federally backed censorship of appropriate sex education. You can help the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), and other groups, fight this threat. Click here to find out more.

Resource for HIV Awareness at Colleges

The National Leadership Resource Database is a new Internet resource that supports campus efforts to address HIV and other health issues.

H.S. Teachers Support AIDS Education

A recent study in the Journal of School Health examined high school teachers' AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes. The study found nearly universal support for AIDS education, with almost all respondents stating they would support AIDS education at their school.

Building Alliances for World Health Funding

"This key moment in history offers the chance for a breakthrough in world health for AIDS and many other conditions, as political consensus demands that over 20 million people with HIV not be left to die without treatment." John James discusses building alliances for world health funding, in AIDS Treatment News.

FDA Finally Pushes for Salvage Therapy

The FDA is taking its most active role to date in encouraging drug companies to address the needs of persons with HIV who have exhausted all their treatment options. Read the story in AIDS Treatment News.

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

Women Are Increasingly Bearing the Burden of HIV/AIDS, Study Finds
From the Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report (May 4, 2001)

Updated Guidelines for Managing HIV in Pregnancy From the USPHS Task Force
From the Hopkins HIV Report (May 2001)

Addressing Sexual Risk Behavior in HIV Clinical Practice
From the Hopkins HIV Report (May 2001)

The Complicated Relationship Between Disclosure of HIV Status and Practice of Safer Sex
From Being Alive (May 2001)

Does Stress Cause Recurrences of Herpes Infections?
Evidence Does Not Support This Common Assumption
From Being Alive (May 2001)

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