Nonoxynol-9 Harmful, Should Not Be Used in Condoms, Lube
This chemical is still used in condoms and lubricants to kill HIV -- although it has been shown to actually increase HIV infection.
Rectal use may be particularly harmful. A new report from the
World Health Organization summarizes the evidence and makes
Barcelona International Conference, July 7-12 -- Web Sites to Watch
These Web sites will have news from the big AIDS conference in
Barcelona, Spain -- both during the meeting, and in the weeks and
months after it.
Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin) Disappears in U.S., Generic May Return in July
The last regularly available version of nandrolone, a drug widely
used to treat AIDS wasting, was suddenly withdrawn in the U.S. in
May, and has largely disappeared from pharmacies. A new generic
version may be available now. We suggest some Web sites to
check for information if your doctor or pharmacy has trouble
getting this drug.
Barcelona: Visa Barriers May Disrupt Conference
Almost everyone from Africa or Asia needs a visa to enter Spain -- although citizens of the U.S. and over 50 other countries do
not. Many delegates from developing countries have had great
difficulties getting a Spanish visa to attend the big
international conference in Barcelona; we do not know how many
were kept away as a result. In addition, we look at other
access and solidarity issues, the price of the international AIDS
conferences -- and show that other large meetings can make a
profit on a tenth the price.
Thousands Face Loss of Treatment in ADAP Money Crisis
An in-depth look at why the AIDS Drug Assistance Program is
running out of money in many states -- and what might be done to
improve the situation.
On an ADAP Waiting List? Advice from Treatment Activists
Here are some practical steps to consider if you have problems
getting treatment because of the ADAP funding crisis.
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