What's New at The Body
HIV/AIDS News You Can Use
July 23, 2001
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Dating and HIV
"Nothing has had more of an impact upon gay men's sexuality and relationships with friends and lovers than HIV/AIDS." HIV-positive psychotherapist and prolific author Michael Shernoff offers helpful insights into sex, dating, romance and HIV/AIDS for gay men.
"You closed your eyes, and I said goodbye
As tears rolled down my face;
I held your hand as you died
Wishing I could take your place. . . ."
Poems by readers of Body Positive.
New Research Agenda
Activists demanded a new research agenda and sent a consensus statement to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Read the statement that was sent and look at the SMART study, recently approved for funding by the NIH. It's a long-term clinical endpoint study in response to the consensus statement and it will focus on the use of antiretroviral therapy.
When to Start Treatment
The case against a when-to-start antiretroviral therapy trial by Dr. Jeffrey T. Schouten, in Research Initiative/Treatment Action!
Dangers of Ecstasy
Read this interesting article about ecstasy and other recreational drugs and some of their dangers and interactions with HIV medications.
All the HIV/AIDS news of the last month, compiled by Ernie Evangelista of AIDS Survival Project. Click here to take a look.
Body Positive also rounds up the latest HIV/AIDS news.
Beware of counterfeit products! Recently there have been reports of two counterfeit drug products. One is counterfeit human growth hormone (rHGH, Serostim) and the other is counterfeit filgrastim (Neupogen). Read the details from Project Inform.
Warts it all about? David Salyer looks at sexually transmitted diseases.
Suppressing HIV with Ginseng
Can ginseng help suppress HIV? A research team suggests that one type of ginseng -- Korean red ginseng -- may contain compounds that have the ability to enhance the activities of immune cells. Read the details from Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange.
Women in Prison with HIV
"Members of the HIV in Prison Committee of California Prison Focus (including myself) witnessed the seventh death of a woman prisoner since November 9th." A frightening report of what it's like for some women living with HIV in prison, from Judy Greenspan, in Positively Aware.
A look at the art of Patrick Webb, from Body Positive.
Britain Hit By Drug-Resistant TB
A Selection of the Top HIV/AIDS Stories from Across the Internet
From the BBC (July 25, 2001)
How AIDS Works
An easy-to-understand description of the mechanics of HIV
From howstuffworks.com (July 23, 2001)
July 2001 Draft: 2001 USPHS/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Persons Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Comments can be given until September 1, 2001 (This is a PDF)
State of the Art Briefs on HIV/AIDS
From Family Health International (July 16, 2001)
Breast Cancer in Women with HIV/AIDS
From the Journal of American Medical Association (June 27, 2001)