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HIV Treatment 101

HIV treatment today is worlds away from what it was even just a few years ago. Groundbreaking newer medications -- as well as older, proven medications -- are taken in combination, usually just once or twice daily, with few-to-no side effects. A numb...

By Bonnie Goldman and Olivia G. Ford
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Comunidad y Recursos de VIH

Esta Vida Positiva: Entrevista Con Lucía

"No renunciar. ... Edúquese y encuentre algo que le guste a su psíquico y para su paz interna, para que le ayude a bregar con la información que va recibiendo porque alguna de ella puede ser pavorosa, "dice la intercesora de VIH y sobreviviente a lar...

By Bonnie Goldman
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Comunidad y Recursos de VIH

Esta Vida Positiva: Una Entrevista Con Evelyn Hernández

"Comparto mi historia, para que las comunidades puedan ver que le puede pasar a cualquiera. Le impacta a todos. No tiene fronteras," escribe/dice sobreviviente a largo plazo y intercesora contra el VIH. En el 1993, en vez de disfrutar de las etapas d...

By Bonnie Goldman
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Personal Stories

This Positive Life: An Interview With Michelle Lopez

"The secret to my survival is that I want to live," says HIV/AIDS advocate, mother and long-term HIV survivor Michelle Lopez. Back in 1991, Michelle left behind a partner who beat her and, she would soon learn, knowingly put her at risk for HIV. With...

By Bonnie Goldman
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Personal Stories

HIV Frontlines: An Interview With Debbie Hagins, M.D., Clinical Director of a Ryan White Clinic in Georgia

Today's HIV Frontlines interview is with Debbie Hagins, M.D., an HIV-specialist who heads a federally funded clinic in Savannah, Ga. Dr. Hagins is the kind of doctor who gives her cell phone number to her patients. She goes to their homes and believe...

By Bonnie Goldman
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News

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

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Hello and welcome to This Month in HIV. My name is Bonnie Goldman.

With the remarkable success of HIV treatment comes a renewed focus on other health issues that plague people with HIV. You've probably heard a lot about heart disease...

By Bonnie Goldman
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HIV/AIDS Travel Ban Finally, Officially Over: A Blog Entry by Bonnie Goldman

The ban on travel or immigration to the U.S. by people living with HIV/AIDS is officially over today. It was an ugly law that had been in place since 1987 and caused countless humiliations. Most students applying for visas to study in the U.S. could ...

By Bonnie Goldman
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News

Earlier HIV/AIDS Treatment Recommended in New Guidelines: Expert Summarizes

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Introduction When to Start HIV/AIDS Treatment: Earlier Treatment Recommended for Everyone HIV/AIDS Treatment at Any CD4 Count Urged for Some Which HIV/AIDS Medications to Start With: Changes to the Preferred List Preventing...

By Bonnie Goldman
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News

The First Man to Be Cured of AIDS: An Update on the Amazing Story -- This Month in HIV

\Editor's Note: Since we conducted and posted this interview in 2009, there have been many developments in the story of Timothy Ray Brown, formerly known only as the "Berlin patient." In addition to this article, we encourage you to read "[Tentativ...

By Bonnie Goldman
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HIV/AIDS Doesn't Increase Swine Flu (H1N1) Death Risk, Study Suggests

Having HIV doesn't make you any more likely to die from H1N1 influenza (also known as swine flu), according to a new French study.1

Many HIV-positive people had feared that HIV might be among the "underlying conditions" that have been named as cofac...

By Bonnie Goldman