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November 26, 2003
For more information on the petition and the reasons behind it, read this article from Lambda Legal.
Want to hear what Matthew Cusick, the HIV-positive gymnast who Cirque du Soleil fired, has to say about all this? Check out this article from Bay City News, which includes Cusick's photo and a link to a video report in which he was interviewed.here. 10-question quiz from David Salyer exposes some modern myths and facts regarding HIV, who gets it and how it's treated. special Patient Assistance Programs run by the companies that produce them? Project Inform has the details. here to learn more and submit your application online.
You can also browse through The Body's extensive collection of articles about atazanavir, which includes basic FDA information and the latest research.best course of treatment. Interferon and ribavirin are the two drugs most commonly used to treat HCV infection; in this article, WISE Words tells us more about how they work. mother-to-child HIV transmission in developing countries: A single dose of nevirapine (Viramune) given to an HIV-positive woman during labor, plus a single dose given to her infant soon after birth, has been found to reduce the risk of HIV transmission more than 40 percent better than AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) -- and at just a small fraction of the cost. Read on for a new perspective from The Center for AIDS. free HIV health care is provided by the state to everyone who needs it, one out of every three people who died from HIV/AIDS since 1995 never received HIV medications, according to a recent study. Those who died without ever receiving antiretrovirals were more likely to be aboriginal, female and living in a low-income area. HIV-positive individuals' failure to disclose their HIV status to sexual partners -- either intentionally or unintentionally -- is "a significant but underreported factor in the continued spread" of HIV in the U.S., some public health experts say in a new book.
Tony Kushner's Broadway megahit, Angels in America, has been reincarnated as a star-studded HBO movie. But will the story of a white gay guy with Kaposi's sarcoma inspire audiences now that global AIDS has the spotlight?
From POZ Magazine (December 2003)
Now Teenagers, Children Born With HIV Face Challenge of "Coming Out"
No one expected them to live very long in the early days of the epidemic, but today, many so-called "AIDS babies" are thriving teens, and facing a new set of challenges. This is the story of one of them.
From Associated Press (November 23, 2003)
Effect of Medication Adherence on Survival of HIV-Infected Adults Who Start Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy When the CD4+ Cell Count Is 0.200 to 0.350 x 109 Cells/L
Delaying HAART until a person's CD4 count falls to 200 does not make them more likely to die, provided once they start treatment they take all their medications on time every day, this study finds.
From Annals of Internal Medicine (November 18, 2003)
A comprehensive look at the diagnosis and treatment of this illness.
From HIV InSite's Knowledge Base (November 2003)