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Sexuality in Men of Color: The Impact of Culture

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on Black and Latino populations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2004 among the 35 states that report confidential name-based HIV infections, 65% of peo...

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Viewpoints

Risky Business: The Resurgence of HIV Among Gay Men in the U.S.

When it comes to HIV, gay men literally wrote the book on how to prevent the disease. During the 1980s and early 1990s, new infections among gay men dropped by historic proportions. Today, when most health experts talk about prevention for gay men, t...

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Substance Use

Much Ado About Meth

"Huge Sale! Buy Crystal, Get HIV Free." This was the text of a provocative ad that appeared on Verizon phone booths in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City in January 2004. The ads were conceived and paid for by Peter Staley, a longtime AIDS act...

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Substance Use

Drug Interactions: HIV Medications, Street Drugs and Methadone

A drug interaction is what happens when one drug that you take affects the way another drug you take works in your body. An interaction can affect your body's ability to break down one drug or both drugs. It can also affect the strength or effectiven...

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Substance Use

Buprenorphine: The New Kid on the Block

Many heroin users who want to and are ready to stop using may not be aware that there is a pharmaceutical alternative to methadone that can help them achieve their goal. Buprenorphine, a drug that's a derivative of opium, was approved in 2002 by the ...

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News

Drug Use: The Effect on HIV Progression, Adherence and the Relationship With Medical Providers

Injection drug use accounts for about a third of HIV cases in the United States, and alcohol and other drug use is common among many people living with HIV. In 2001, the Archives of General Psychiatry published the results of a national survey of 2,8...

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HIV Care and Treatment as Harm Reduction

"As someone who ... worked in one position or another as an advocate for the health care needs of illicit drug users for the past ten years, I was intimately aware of the incredible stigma, discrimination, and outright hostility and disgust injection...

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Substance Use

Living With(out) Crystal Meth

Take some ephedrine, add just the right amount of drain cleaner, battery acid, and antifreeze, toss in assorted other easy-bake compounds, and you have the recipe for crystal meth. Bon appétit.

I had heard rumors about the ingredients, but didn't ca...

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M.D., D.O., P.A., R.N.: What Do All Those Letters Mean, Anyway?

Healthcare providers and researchers often have many letters following their names. These titles indicate, at least partly, their training, experience, and qualifications. The following list isn't exhaustive, but it explains what some of those abbrev...

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Avoiding the Power Struggle

At times, a meeting with your doctor can feel like a battle. Perhaps you've read about a new treatment that sounds exciting. Who knows your body better than yourself? You've read the drug information book, you know what symptoms to expect. You're bei...