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AIDS Treatment News
Table of Contents, June 28, 2002

  • 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 recommendations.

  • 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    The last regularly available version of nandrolone, a drug widely used to treat AIDS wasting, was suddenly withdrawn in the U.S. in May, and has largely disappeared from pharmacies.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.

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  • 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.


ISSN # 1052-4207

Copyright 2002 by John S. James. Permission granted for noncommercial reproduction, provided that our address and phone number are included if more than short quotations are used.




  
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