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June 26, 2002

Tomorrow Is National HIV Testing Day!

Thursday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day in the U.S. Check out The Body's extensive collection of resources and articles on HIV testing!

Two Weeks Until International AIDS Conference

The Body is proud to offer thorough coverage of the International AIDS Conference, to be held in Barcelona from July 7-12. We'll have our usual roster of outstanding HIV specialists, plus audio and video feeds straight from the speakers' podiums!

Chart of Hepatitis C Therapies

Looking for a rundown of current combination therapies for hepatitis C infection? Take a look at this comprehensive chart from the HIV Education Prison Project.

Price of Combivir Won't Rise 'Til 2004

Acknowledging the budget constraints of many state programs that help people with little or no health insurance afford AIDS drugs, GlaxoSmithKline said yesterday that it was freezing the American prices of its six AIDS drugs.

AIDS Meds Help Fight Cancer

HIV-positive people taking anti-HIV medications are more than 80 percent less likely to die from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Kaposi's sarcoma, U.S. researchers report.

The Most Dangerous Party Drugs

Recreational drugs and anti-HIV medications don't mix -- that much we know. But exactly which drugs tend to be the riskiest for people to be on while taking meds -- and what can they do to reduce their risk (besides quitting, of course)? This article from STEP Perspective fills us in.

The Cost of Recklessness

Mr. "Reckless," a gay Hispanic man, prays that others will be able to avoid his fate: "I know that as long as we are healthy we think that [HIV infection] is never going to happen to us. This is a big mistake." His story is part of "Breaking the Silence," a moving set of essays written by HIV-positive Hispanic men and women.

Study Reports on HIV and Women

Body Positive reports on recent findings of the Women's Interagency HIV Study, which include news on human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, hepatitis C and risk factors among minorities.

Take a Trip in the AIDS Time Machine

From early legislative victories in the Clinton administration to the devastating revelations of the Berlin AIDS conference, Treatment Action Group looks back over the HIV-related events of 1993.

The Public Doesn't Want Abstinence-Only Ed

Surprise, surprise! U.S. parents want their school-age children to learn about safe sex, not just abstinence, according to a survey released Sunday at the National PTA's annual conference.

By the Numbers: Minority Youth and Sex

Compiling a report on minority youth and sexual health? Take a look at this massive collection of statistics on the sexual health and development of minority youth in the U.S., courtesy of SIECUS.

How to Be a Picky Fruit Picker

Summertime is here, and that means ... you guessed it: fresh produce! If you are living with HIV (or even if you're not) this is a good time to indulge in this terrific source of vitamins. AIDS Project Los Angeles offers up a quick guide, including tips on how to pick the juiciest, freshest fruits and veggies in the bunch.

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

AIDS Threatens Caribbean Paradise
The Caribbean has the second-highest rate of HIV in the world.
From BBC News (June 25, 2002)

Liver Disease in HIV: An Update
A look at its causes and treatments.
From The PRN Notebook (June 2002)

Therapeutic Implications of Acute Hepatitis C Infection
An analysis of the possible benefits of treating HCV early.
From The PRN Notebook (June 2002)

HIV and Work: What Providers Need to Know
Listen to lectures, view slides or read transcipts from last fall's conference on workplace issues.
From HIV InSite (September 8, 2001)

HIV Testing Resources in the U.S.
National HIV Testing Day in the U.S. was June 27; awareness is the key to prevention!
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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