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August 22, 2001

Structured Treatment Interruption

"I am currently logging the progress of my longest time off therapy since this experiment began some five years ago. My March 2001 viral load, nine months off therapy, was a mere 12,000 copies; my CD4s, at 660, were higher than ever -- even on the protease triple combo." Mike Barr writes about his experiments with AIDS treatments.

Growth Hormone for Lipodystrophy

Researchers reported results from six males with HIV who received growth hormone at a dose of 3mg per day injected under the skin. Over the course of six months of GH use, the drug reduced buffalo humps and excess fat that had built up in their abdomens. Click here for more details.

Clarithromycin and Nevirapine Interaction

Bizarre side effects from an interaction between nevirapine and clarithromycin have been reported. Read the details from the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange. Or ask The Body's experts your question.

HIV and Hepatitis C

Got a question about HIV and hepatitis C virus coinfection? Check out this new fact sheet from the CDC.

Saving ADAP in Georgia

Gerry Hoyt and Jeff Graham of AIDS Survival News struggle to save ADAP in Georgia. Read Gerry's notes on the process.

Vitamin and Other Supplements

AIDS Survival Project looks at long-time survivor Nelson Vergel's vitamin and mineral supplement regimen.

Finding Heterosexual AIDS Support

No resources for heterosexuals with HIV? Sometimes you just have to start your own organization. Terry Wilder from AIDS Survival News tells you how.

Daily News at The Body

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Book Review

"The bitter truth was that AIDS did not just happen to America -- it was allowed to happen by an array of institutions, all of which failed to perform their appropriate tasks to safeguard the public health," wrote San Francisco Chronicle reporter Randy Shilts. Body Positive takes a fresh look at Randy Shilts' re-released book: And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic.

Loss and AIDS

Antoinette-Marie Williams writes about her brother, Houston -- who died July 9, 1989 of AIDS:
A phone call sends me to the hospital
To see my brother lying there, dying there.
Unable to communicate --
His eyes closed.

And then his eyes sunk.
And then his eyes sunk deeper.
Now no longer with us . . .
But mostly I remember his bright eyes!

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

Magic's Health Shouldn't Disguise Deadly Potential
An editorial from Detroit Free Press (August 21, 2001)

Bitterness, Resilience Coexist in Alabama's Segregated Prison Unit for HIV-Infected Inmates
From San Francisco Chronicle (August 17, 2001)

Memory Fading on AIDS: It's the New Generation
Experts decry lack of diversity in prevention programs; focus on ways to avoid resurgence
From Washington Blade (August 17, 2001)

Four of 10 People with HIV Get Late Diagnosis
For many, awareness comes after infection has done much damage or advanced into AIDS
From The Washington Post (August 15, 2001)

The AIDS Research Model: Implications for Other Infectious Diseases of Global Health Importance
From Journal of American Medical Association (July 25, 2001)

Update on HIV Pharmacology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
From International AIDS Society (July 2001)

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