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Meaning Of Structural Intervention Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Structural Intervention on Increasing Condom Availability and Reducing Risky Sexual Behaviors in Gay Bathhouse Attendees

In the current study, researchers sought to evaluate "the effectiveness of a structural intervention in reducing unprotected sexual behaviors, increasing condom accessibility and their relationship to the prevalence of HIV infection and sexually... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Distribution as a Structural Level Intervention

Scientific Support for Condom Distribution Individual-level and group-level risk reduction interventions are effective in increasing condom use and reducing unprotected sex. These types of interventions, however, focus on an individual's personal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Intervention for Providers Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Clinician-Delivered HIV Risk-Reduction Intervention for HIV-Positive People

"Clinician-delivered prevention interventions offer an opportunity to integrate risk-reduction counseling as a routine part of medical care," explain the study authors. A randomized, controlled trial, the HIV Intervention for Providers study,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Early Intervention

I have the signs of lipodystrophy- sunken cheeks and veins showing in legs. My viral load is <50 and cd4 are 1700. I'm currently on epivir, ziagen and viread and at one point was on zerit. I had counts of 5,000 viral load and cd4 of 700...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
While switching medications is considered a potential option in cases of significant lipodystrophy, stopping therapy is another story. You will want to talk with your health care provider prior to making that decision and taking such an action.... Read more »

Brief treatment interruption with Atripla OK? (STRUCTURED TREATMENT INTERUPRTIONS) (STRATEGIC TREATMENT INTERUPRTIONS)

Hi,First I want to say what a valuable and informative resource this website is. My question is this: I would like to take a brief, supervised treatment interruption of approx. 6 weeks in order to travel without having to bring my HAART meds with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would very strongly advise against a supervised (or unsupervised) treatment interruption (STI). We now have several well-designed long-term clinical trials that have consistently found that STIs, particularly in situations like yours (previous... Read more »

What's the worst that could happen? (STRUCTURED TREATMENT INTERUPRTIONS) (STRATEGIC TREATMENT INTERUPRTIONS)

Dear Dr. Bob,I think my question is a fairly simple one: What is the worst that could happen if I wanted to take a drug holiday (Atripla)? What is the best way to approach my doctor about doing this? I am worried he might not want to continue to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What's the worst that could happen if you took a drug holiday? Hmm . . . well, perhaps McCain gets elected President and chooses scary Cheney to be Vice again. That's perhaps the worst that could happen. Of course, that would have... Read more »

INTERVENTIONS FOR LIPODISTROPHY

Hi. I am a young hiv+ on HAART for the last 4 years. Everything is fine but I am afraid I've developed abdominal fat accumulation, (my tummy looks swollen always).I'm not obese but the problem is just there.Let me tell you why I am so much...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
No good answer here.Metformin may be useful but data is very preliminary.Nandrolone will probably not help this.Xenical - I have no idea whether this would help or not, but I don't think producing fatty stools is the answer.Liposuction is... Read more »
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No ARS, does it mean no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
I performed unprotected oral sex on a transexual (a shemale with penis) escort. Just 3-4 sucks. She did not cum. This happened about two months ago. I have had absolutely no symptoms since then. No fever, rashes or muscle pain. Fatigue is there,... Read more »

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention in Los Angeles

Posted by Anonymous
The Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention in Los Angeles and Orance County is
currently hiring for new postions. We have positions available for persons
interested in doing HIV prevention work in the Asian and Pacific
communities. If you know of someone or... Read more »

Clinical Coordinator/Crisis Intervention Specialis

Posted by Anonymous
Cambridge Cares About AIDS
Clinical Coordinator/Crisis Intervention Specialist

Summary: This position coordinates the daily activities of Client Services Department staff and student interns while providing case management services. This position... Read more »

i don't mean to sound like a dissident

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...but my uncle had HIV and died of the drugs (enlarged his heart and liver and gave him stomach cancer) not AIDS

i have read a lot of stories about people who have lived long lives (while HIV+) while NOT on drugs

they seem to be more common than... Read more »