International AIDS Conference Coverage at The Body
One last reminder: be sure to visit The Body next week, when we will
provide thorough coverage of the International AIDS Conference beginning in Barcelona this Sunday. We'll have our usual roster of outstanding HIV specialists, plus audio and video feeds straight from the speakers' podiums!
Honoring a Visionary HIV-Positive Artist
This month in the stunningly redesigned Visual AIDS Web Gallery: A tribute to Robert Flack, an inspiring gay artist from New York's East Village.
How Far HIV Has Come
In recounting the last 10 years of the AIDS epidemic, Gregg Gonsalves of AIDS Project Los Angeles talks about the disease's shift from the well-off to the poor, the decimation of a generation of activists, the murky future of anti-HIV drugs and the dubious promise of HIV vaccines.
Dangerous Situation in Far East
China is on the brink of an "explosive" AIDS epidemic and could have
10 million infected people by 2010, according to a study released by
the United Nations.
To read the UN's report in PDF format, click here.
The Impact of HIV on Women and Families
Sociologist Carole Campbell talks about (and provides excerpts of) her recent book, Women, Families, and HIV/AIDS: A Sociological Perspective on the Epidemic in America.
Infected Numbers Skyrocket in Africa
Over 28 million Africans are living with HIV today, and in some
countries over 30% of the adult population are infected. Read the
latest data on the devastation in Africa, from UNAIDS.
HIV-Treatment Funding: The Battle Rages On
Jeff Graham of AIDS Survival Project in Atlanta describes the
ongoing struggle for AIDS funds -- including the recent lifting of the ADAP waiting list in Georgia. Another success: Georgia is now among the first states in the U.S. to allow genotypic and phenotypic HIV resistance tests to be paid for through Medicaid.
Hispanic and Living With HIV
"If you are Latino and you found out you are HIV positive, it
does not matter when it happened, even if it's a few hours back.
Don't just stand there thinking that life is over." An anonymous
man talks about how to live with an HIV diagnosis in "Breaking the
Silence," an incredible set of essays written by HIV-positive
Hispanic men and women.
Fish, Flax and Garlic: Fat Fighters?
Trying to figure out a natural way to reduce triglyceride and
cholesterol levels? STEP Ezine reviews the pros and cons of flaxseed,
fish oils and garlic supplements.
Picture Not Entirely Rosy for New Inhibitor
The experimental AIDS drug T-20, which researchers hope will benefit people whose HIV infections have become resistant to other medications, may itself sometimes cause HIV resistance to develop, suggests a new study.
Tuberculosis Not Always Easy to See
Delayed diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis is common in HIV patients,
researchers in Italy warn. Spotting TB in HIV patients can often be especially tricky, which may lead to delayed treatment and a greater risk of severe illness or death.
Criticism of WHO Treatment Guidelines
Treatment advocate Mark Harrington's critical comments on the World
Health Organization's treatment guidelines have earned him kudos from
the developing world. Among them is this letter from a prominent human
rights advocate in Costa Rica.
In Iran, HIV Spreading Among Drug Users
Iran has more than one million intravenous drug users, 12 percent
(120,000) of whom are likely to be infected with HIV.
A Different Kind of Cycling Treatment
Meet the Positive Pedalers, a close-knit group of HIV-positive cyclists who ride for life -- not only their own, but those of others with HIV as well.
A Selection of the Top HIV/AIDS Stories From Across the Internet
AIDS: Worst Yet to Come
According to the United Nations' latest estimates, HIV could kill
70 million over the next 20 years.
From MSNBC (July 2, 2002)
AIDS Foundation Sues Glaxo
The U.S.'s largest AIDS organization says GlaxoSmithKline flouted
antitrust laws by price gouging its anti-HIV medications.
From BBC News (July 1, 2002)
UN Publicly Chastises China for Inaction on HIV Epidemic
In a strongly worded statement, the United Nations says China is
"on the verge of a catastrophe."
From The New York Times (June 27, 2002; free registration
Federal HIV/AIDS Spending: A Budget Chartbook 2001
The most recent data on U.S. federal funding for HIV/AIDS.
From Kaiser Family Foundation (June 2002)
Microbicides 2002: Conference Abstracts and Presentations
A wide range of materials on this major STD-prevention conference,
held in May.
The Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking
A new Web site showcasing approaches to the fight against HIV/AIDS
in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa.
HIV Vaccines in Canada: Legal and Ethical Issues
An overview paper and accompanying series of info sheets.
From Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network