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October 22, 2003
Read the FDA's recent news release on 908 for more information on the studies that led to the drug's approval.Starfish Project wants your extra antiretrovirals and other HIV-related medicines so they can ship these drugs to healthcare providers in Nigeria.
Several other drug recycling programs also help distribute meds around the world to people with HIV who have no other way to get treatment. Click here for more information.here to find out. share your stories with other HIVers throughout the U.S., Canada and the rest of the world! hepatitis C and how it's a common coinfection among people with HIV. But what exactly is it, and what kinds of health problems does it cause? This article from WISE Words has all the info. easy-to-follow chart from HEPP Report. teens living with HIV is estimated to be much higher. AIDS service organizations (ASOs) in the area. Click below to read about the people who run Body Positive's groups for young men, gay men and couples.
For help in other parts of the U.S. (and the world), browse through our listings! If you're in the U.S., be sure to try out our new ASO Finder, which allows you to search by ZIP code for the support organization nearest you.Browse through our database of upcoming conferences. domestic HIV/AIDS policies have generated tremendous controversy and anger in the U.S. AIDS community. Lost in all the clamor, though, has been a simple and often-overlooked need: Routine HIV testing for everybody in the U.S. Mark Wagner of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care has more. cancers in HIV-positive people is extremely important. This research review summarizes what's been learned to date about many AIDS-related and non-AIDS-related cancers.
HIV/AIDS: EU Blasts Vatican Over Condom Claims
The executive wing of the European Union says that, contrary to recent statements from the Catholic Church, there is "extensive proof" that condoms do indeed protect against HIV nearly 100 percent of the time when used correctly.
From Agence France Presse (October 21, 2003)
New Form of Liposuction Able to Reduce Buffalo Hump -- At Least in the Short Term
A combination of liposuction and ultrasound is found to make buffalo humps smaller, but for half of the study patients the hump eventually grew back fully.
From aidsmap.com (October 20, 2003)
Dying for AIDS Drugs
POZ editor Esther Kaplan on how, in a few short years, the U.S. went from "the end of AIDS" to a growing number of deaths among people stuck on waiting lists for HIV meds.
From The Nation (October 16, 2003)
CD4 T-Lymphocyte Recovery in Individuals With Advanced HIV-1 Infection Receiving Potent Antiretroviral Therapy for 4 Years
People's CD4 counts were more likely to have bounced back four years after they started HAART if they were younger, never had a treatment interruption and if their HAART regimen was able to fully suppress the virus.
From Archives of Internal Medicine (October 13, 2003)
Meth Addicts Describe the Recovery Process
A detailed, personal look at what it takes for some gay men to beat their crystal meth addictions. This is the last article of a five-part series; previous articles are also available from the page below.
From The Washington Blade (October 10, 2003)
Critical Care of Patients With HIV
An in-depth review of the health problems that people with HIV may have when they're admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit.
From HIV InSite (September 2003)
Focusing on "Prevention in Positives"
Missed the main points of the new HIV prevention plan unveiled by the U.S. government this summer? Dr. Emily J. Erbelding provides a review.
From The Hopkins HIV Report (September 2003)
Transmission of Drug-Resistant HIV
A review of recent research on the spread of HIV drug resistance, and what impact it might have on HIV treatment in the future.
From The PRN Notebook (September 2003)