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Structural Level Hiv Intervention

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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

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

A Rapid Assessment of Community-Wide HIV/STI Intervention in China

The current study developed, applied and evaluated a rapid tool for assessing community-wide HIV/STD intervention (CWI) in China. CWI needs continuous monitoring and evaluation; however, the methodology for CWI assessment is generally lacking. The... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Do low normal testosterone levels indicate intervention

My testosterone levels are low normal. Do any of you recommend taking test/sup when they are low normal? I am always tired/I'm losing fat in my face and am feeling pretty hopeless. Am I supposed to feel this rotten as a consequence of hiv or do...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Yes, I would recommend a trial of testosterone supplementation...at least 3-6 months of weekly or biweekly injections or daily patches. Those symptoms may very well be from low testosterone. But the facial fat problem will not likely improve (it... 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 »

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 »

Structured Treatment Interruption for post-Lymphoma patient?

In 1998 I was diagnosed with a Stage I Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I underwent 4 cycles of CHOP, followed by 20 radiation treatments. I've been in remission ever since. I have had no other opportunistic infections. My Viral Load is about 40, and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You are asking an excellent and difficult question. Although I will answer it, I need you to understand that there is NO data on which to base my answer. I'm just telling you what I would recommend were you to be my patient.Your HIV... Read more »
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Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous
Study Description:
NO/AIDS Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+.
The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous
Study Description:

NO/AIDS Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+.

The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous
Study Description:

NO/AIDS Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+.

The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Study Description:

NO/AIDS Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+.

The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC... Read more »