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September 18, 2002
We need your help! Your experiences and feedback can further our understanding of patient needs and help shape the future of HIV healthcare. Click here to participate in a short survey on HIV and mental health concerns, sponsored by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC).check our ADRL 2002 page frequently for recaps of major developments and a post-conference summary detailing the highlights.
And don't forget about our next-day coverage of ICAAC 2002 -- the 42nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy -- which begins on Friday, Sept. 27!not to allow an HIV-positive 5-year-old Muppet to show up on the U.S. version of Sesame Street. What did these six men fear? David Salyer has some ideas: "I suspect their twisted minds already entertained the worst possible scenarios: heroin addicts Bert and Ernie happen upon Big Bird?s secret needle-exchange program; Cookie Monster turns into the Condom Monster; and the entire 'Sesame Street' cast cuts Oscar the Grouch some slack when it?s revealed that his cranky disposition is caused by Sustiva and chronic diarrhea." here for the details of this study. new condom applicator may make condoms more attractive to those who say they are "passion killers." South African life insurer Metropolitan funded the research, which led to a new type of packaging that makes it easier to put the condom on in the dark. some strategies for combating osteopenia and osteoporosis. Cancelling your disability claim: Is it worth it? Per Larson, an expert on personal finance for people with HIV, advises on how to wend your way through all the red tape. peripheral neuropathy seems to be an ongoing problem. Body Positive offers an overview of the causes, symptoms and treatment of this nerve damage, which often results in numbness or pain in the feet or hands. people experiencing unintentional weight loss. Your nutritional habits can be an important piece of the treatment puzzle. What should you eat if you?re dealing with HIV and lipodystrophy? That?s a simple-sounding question without one simple answer. two experimental medications from drug giant Bristol-Myers Squibb that have led very different lives: atazanavir, which is currently in the development spotlight, and DPC-083, another promising drug that hasn't been so lucky. chart of screening procedures can help identify potential health problems BEFORE they become health problems. resistant to current drug treatments, researchers report. rise in missing or late doses after last September's attacks.
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