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June 25, 2001

UN Session on AIDS

Attending the UN AIDS session? Check out The Body's special section for this important session. Peruse the daily schedule. Read through some of the UN roundtable session documents. Attend the satellite program scheduled by the New York City Department of Health.

Travel Tips

Traveling this summer? Check out these articles for some precautions you should take:

Taking Your Health Insurance with You

An understanding of a few of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's basic provisions is invaluable in guiding you through a maze of employer health insurance issues. Click here to find out more from APLA's Steve Berg.

An Interview with a Hemophiliac Living with AIDS

AIDS Project Los Angeles chats with Jack Silliman about when he was infected and how far he's come since then.

First-Hand Account of Wasting

"I know many gay men, total knockouts, whose glittering surfaces belie the deterioration within. It's the old Dorian Gray thing -- a confident façade concealing a decrepit interior. . . ." A first-hand account of wasting by Fred Gormley in GMHC Treatment Issues.

Michael Callen's 1983 Address Still Rings True

In May of 1983, Michael Callen spoke to a breakfast meeting of New York congressmen and women. While some of the irrationality of the time has passed -- William F. Buckley no longer suggests tattooing AIDS carriers -- many of the issues Callen spoke of discussing with his friends sound familiar. Read his moving talk.

Danger: Counterfeit Drug Found

A counterfeit version of the drug Serostim has been found. Read the details in AIDS Treatment News.

Lipids and Lifestyle

Changing eating habits and lifestyle may be helpful in dealing with metabolic changes. For the details, from GMHC's Treatment Issues, click here.

Side Effect Management

Each antiretroviral medication comes with its own side effects, and a triple combination regimen can pack a punch. As people with HIV live longer on therapy, it is crucial to address side effects appropriately. Check out a summary of a recent community forum in New York on this important subject.

CRIA's Handbook of Common Anti-HIV Drug Side Effects

Wondering if the side effects you are experiencing are typical for the anti-HIV drugs you are taking? Check out this updated handbook from the Community Research Initiative on AIDS on the most common side effects of the most frequently used drugs.

Causes and Treatments of Sinusitis

Sinusitis is one of the most common afflictions of PWAs in the late winter and early spring, although it can occur anytime throughout the year. A look at some causes and treatments, in GMHC's Treatment Issues.

On the Forefront of Antibody Research

An interview with Ruth Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D., who has come up with new evidence regarding anitbodies and HIV by David Scondras, Search For A Cure, and John S. James, AIDS Treatment News.

Vitamin E and Hep B

Can vitamin E help people recover from hepatitis B? A surprising answer from a recent study reported on by the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange.

Retrovirus Conference Highlights

Highlights from the Retrovirus Conference, from Harvey S. Bartnof, M.D., in the Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS.

Support for Older Adults

Infected and affected older adults in the U.S. continue to be ignored and isolated. But support exists -- click here to find out about an organization providing advocacy and support for people over 50.

Urban Minority Mothers and Daughters Talk about Sex

A study in the May issue of the Journal of Adolescent Research examines parent-child communication about sexuality in urban-minority families.The findings show that urban minority mothers and daughters discussed sexual matters but that they experienced considerable difficulty doing so.

Funding AIDS Programs for Minorities

Congressional coalition calls for a state of emergency on AIDS and asks the Administration to fund AIDS programs for minority communities. Read the details from AIDS Action.

Global Drug Access Ideas

An economist has proposed a way to help prevent World Trade Organization rules from blocking access to medications in poor countries. To read about his ingenious plan, click here.

AIDS' Devastation of Botswana

At 35.8%, Botswana has the world's highest adult prevalence rate. Botswana is also experiencing some of the fastest rates of HIV infection in the world. Lisa Garbus looks at the impact of AIDS on Botswana, in the Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS.

Why Funding for Global Treatment Has Decreased

"Hope of treatment was the key that transformed the meaning of the global epidemic, and made possible the beginnings of the unprecedented mobilization earlier this year. When this hope was removed, the movement stalled." Comment on global AIDS by John S. James, in AIDS Treatment News.

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

Update on Drug Resistance Mutations in HIV-1
From Topics in HIV Medicine (2001)

Great Series of Articles on AIDS at Twenty in Newsday

We Can Win the War on AIDS
By Bill Clinton (June 24, 2001)

AIDS Activism Goes Global: Acting Up Again
From the Village Voice (June 21, 2001)

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