Long-Term Treatment Interruption Works for Some
Stopping HIV treatment (under a doctor's supervision) for an
extended period of time could be highly effective in certain
people, according to a recent study.
Visual AIDS Presents New Online Exhibit
Two women contemplate art, sex and living in September's Visual
AIDS online gallery. Click here to view this provocative exhibit
of works by HIV-positive artists.
When Not Working Out Is a Mortal Sin
"Ya know, you'd have thunk I'd admitted to selling orphaned
seven-year-olds from Sierra Leone to Saddam Hussein who in turn
harvested their organs for cash to buy strippers for Osama." No,
Jim Pickett did something worse: Though he's gay and HIV-positive,
he admitted he's NOT going to a gym.
HIV in Older Women: A Little Attention, Please?
Although very little research has been done on HIV infection in women over 50, there is some available data worth mentioning. Project Inform offers a summary.
Read The Body's up-close interview with Jane Fowler, co-founder and national coordinator of the National Association on HIV Over Fifty, as she tells her own story of living with the virus.
Menopause in Women With HIV
Finally, a menopause guide for HIV-positive women! Project Inform
discusses many of the symptoms associated with menopause, how those
symptoms can overlap with women's HIV infection, and what can be
done to relieve them.
Are Self-Help Groups For You?
What are self-help groups all about, and how can they help people
with HIV cope better? Women Alive provides this guide to self-help and empowerment for men and women alike.
Advice for the Newly Infected
Know someone who just found out he or she has HIV? Tell them to
check out The Body's comprehensive section for the recently diagnosed.
Have You Taken Our Sponsored Side-Effects Survey?
Hundreds of our members have taken GlaxoSmithKline's online survey on the side effects of HIV treatment -- a survey designed to help
the drug company develop a patient questionnaire for use in upcoming
clinical trials for HIV treatment. The survey is completely
anonymous; if you'd like to take part, click on the link above.
Inactive tuberculosis is over 40 times more likely to become active
in HIV-positive people than in HIV-negative people. Step Ezine has
more on the difference between inactive and active TB.
Watch What You Eat -- And When You Eat It
Food and anti-HIV meds don't always get along. Test Positive Aware
Network provides a rundown of what meds work better with -- and
without -- certain foods or dietary supplements in your system.
A Quick Primer on Lipodystrophy
What's the difference between lipodystrophy and "metabolic complications," and what causes them: anti-HIV medications or HIV
itself? Step Ezine takes a closer look.
Canada Just Says No to Kava-Kava
Canada's Federal Health Ministry, Health Canada, has issued an
order stopping the sale of supplements containing the herb kava (also known as kava-kava) because of safety concerns.
A Selection of the Top HIV/AIDS Stories From Across the Internet
St. John?s Wort Interferes With Chemotherapy, Study Shows
The herb is found to dramatically decrease blood levels of a key cancer-fighting drug.
From The British Medical Journal (August 31, 2002)
CDC: Young Black Gays Don't Know HIV Status
A shocking 93 percent of HIV-positive study participants didn't know they had the virus.
From The Washington Blade (August 30, 2002)
Limiting Confidentiality of Adolescent Health Services: What Are the Risks?
Doctors of medicine and law discuss the dangers of parental notification.
Editorial from Journal of the American Medical Association (August 14, 2002)
At International HIV/AIDS Conference, Daunting Challenges Mixed With Hope
A look back at July's meeting in Barcelona.
From Journal of the American Medical Association (August 14, 2002)