- 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used to treat AIDS wasting, was suddenly withdrawn in the U.S. in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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