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September 17, 2001

Twenty Years of AIDS

"Nothing better describes the current state of the epidemic than 'a job half done.'" Project Inform looks back at twenty years of the AIDS crisis.

ICAAC Coverage

The ICCAC conference scheduled for this week has been cancelled. To find out more, click here.

Time for Action

"Without a sufficient increase in ADAP funding, people with HIV/AIDS across the country will find it much more difficult to access treatments . . . The President is also asking for no increase to the Congressional Black Caucus Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative, which funds care and prevention services in communities of color." Why it's time to get more involved, from Project Inform.

Transplants for People with HIV

Read the lowdown on organ transplants for people with HIV, from Project Inform.

Government Benefits and Insurance Info

Got questions on paying for health insurance? Anne Donnelly is the Director of Public Policy for Project Inform, and Steve Berg is the insurance and benefits advocate at AIDS Project Los Angeles. They are both available to answer your questions!

U.S. Funding for Global AIDS

Do you care about funding to control AIDS and other infectious diseases around the world? Then let your senators know! The Democrats have been worse on this issue than the Republicans -- not because they are opposed, but because they do not think people care. Read the details, in AIDS Treatment News.

Certifying HIV Specialists

The American Academy of HIV Medicine will begin to certify HIV specialists this fall. Dr. R. Scott Hitt, President of the Academy, explains why it's so important that there be certified HIV specialists in the United States.

Need Inspiration?

"Remember that the world is there for the taking. Try not to be afraid to take the first step . . . then once you have taken that step enjoy the journey!" Need inspiration? Read how Jeff Smith changed his life and made it more fulfilling.

Guy Pujol's Vitamin Regimen

Thinking of adding vitamins and other supplements to your regimen? Guy Pujol, from Atlanta's AIDS Treatment Initiative writes about what supplements he takes and why.

Injection Drug Use Risks

Take a look at this fact sheet on the risks of getting HIV from injection drug use, and ways to reduce those risks, from San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Prevention Interventions

Need a prevention intervention that works? Browse through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's compendium of HIV preventions, listed by risk group.

Importance of HIV Testing

"AIDS mortality rates remain nearly ten times higher among African Americans than among whites and this is because not enough African Americans are getting tested early." Dr. Ghourm writes about the current state of the AIDS epidemic and why it's so important to get tested.

Fauci Vaccine Update

Fauci to present AIDS vaccine update at Philadelphia meeting. Read the details from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

AIDS NYC Resource

Need an HIV/AIDS resource in New York City? Check out the Body Positive HIV/AIDS Resource Directory now in PDF format on our site!

Stigma and HIV

"Stigma has hampered prevention efforts and has ongoing implications for AIDS policy." AIDS Action discusses AIDS-related stigma.

Artists Wanted!

Are you an artist? Contribute to Visual AIDS' 4th annual Postcards from the Edge benefit!

Facial Filling for Lipodystrophy

Dr. Daniel Berger's interest in a new facial filling treatment for lipodystrophy led him to Tijuana, Mexico. He writes about his travels to investigate, and be trained in, the use of a new treatment for facial wasting.

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

Role of Diet in Lipodystrophy
This report is from the Steven Grinspoon Group at Harvard
The National AIDS Education and Training Centers (September 5, 2001)

Advocates for Youth has an online database of over 7,000 journal articles related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
To find an article, click here.

The York Acupuncture Safety Study: Prospective Survey of 34 000 Treatments by Traditional Acupuncturists
From The British Medical Journal (September 1, 2001)

Erectile Dysfunction
Francois Houyez will stop at nothing to get the latest low-down on the causes and some possible treatments
From European AIDS Treatment News (Summer 2001)

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