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July 18, 2001
New Visitor SurveyTake The Body's Summer 2001 Visitor Survey and win an Amazon.com gift certificate!
IAS Conference CoverageThe Body offered in-depth coverage of The 1st International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment.
Dr. Cal Cohen reports on what four leading drug resistance researchers had to say about the latest on resistance.
Dr. Pablo Tebas looks at a recent study using therapeutic drug monitoring to change treatment and comes away convinced of its usefulness.
Dr. Douglas T. Dieterich writes about pegylated interferon plus ribavirin -- two drugs should make treating hepatitis C in HIV much easier and more effective.
Dr. Pablo Tebas reviews HIV treatment guidelines.
Dr. Brian Boyle writes about intermittent IL-2 use.
Dr. Cal Cohen writes about the future of antiretrovirals.
Dr. Andy Pavia writes about Dr. Bruce Walker's study of immune control of HIV.
Picnicking and Grilling SafelySummer is here and the living is easy. However for people living with HIV, eating safely can be an issue when picnics and grilling is the norm. Click here for some great advice on how to avoid food poisoning this summer, from Body Positive.
A Doc Examines HIV-Drug Body ChangesBody habitus and metabolic abnormalities in HIV-infected people continue to get great press and headlines -- and they should. Dr. Daniel Berger takes a look at the latest information about this troublesome new problem.
HIV Treatment for Prison InmatesTreatment recommendations for HIV-positive inmates, reprinted from the 2000-2001 Medical Management of HIV by John G. Bartlett, M.D. and Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
HIV News BriefsCheck out the latest HIV/AIDS news briefs from Positively Aware.
Vaccine Development ProblemsBruce Mirken interviews Jon Cohen about AIDS vaccine development and the still-serious problems that persist.
Why the Developing World Gets Little MedsThe world has plenty of resources, and plenty of good will, to effectively control AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other major health problems. What, then, is lacking? Read AIDS Treatment News to discover a few interesting facts about getting things done in the fight against global AIDS.
Names Reporting ChangeIn Pennsylvania, activists recently began what first seemed a hopeless effort for a system of HIV reporting by unique identifiers instead of names. While the outcome is not yet determined, activists have changed the political momentum in favor of unique identifiers. AIDS Treatment News looks at names reporting.
New Book on Dealing with a Serious IllnessWant to become more aware of the decisions that you are making regarding your health care, including things like empowerment issues, selecting health care providers, medical and alternative therapies, sexuality concerns, stress, finding support and exploring spirituality? Check out this excerpt from "Fighting for Your Life: How to Survive a Life-Threatening Illness."
New Problem with Thin BonesPeople with HIV/AIDS who use corticosteroids and/or anti-HIV therapy may be at increased risk for the development of thinner, more porous bones -- a condition called osteoporosis. Click here to read more.
Setting Treatment and Quality of Life GoalsGlenn R. Preston has been HIV-positive since 1985. He is not only a registered dietician, but he combines fitness and nutrition with personal training for people with HIV and other chronic medical conditions. He writes this month in Body Positive about the importance of goal setting as a way to take a more active role HIV treatment.
History of HIV Treatment ProgressHIV treatments: a history of scientific advance. From no therapy, to monotherapy, to combination therapy: how we got to where we are, by Michael Shernoff and Raymond A. Smith, two people who have been intimately involved in the AIDS epidemic, in Body Positive.
AIDS Research ProgressRichard Jefferys takes a look at the historical record of progress in AIDS research and at some of the failures and successes, in CRIA Update.
The Future of AIDS TreatmentCRIA Update features a look at what some of the most knowledgeable HIV experts think is the future of HIV/AIDS research. Read opinions from: