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Basic Tips on Understanding Medical Terminology

Living with HIV is a constant learning process. Not only are we forced to learn about the disease itself, but in many instances we must learn the medical jargon that is associated with it.

For those of us who lack a formal medical education, this is...

By Cathy Elliott-Lopez for Gay Men's Health Crisis

Medication Vacations

From the ever-evolving world of HIV vocabulary comes a new phrase that has been given much press recently: Structured Treatment Interruption (STI). Although it sounds more like a military maneuver, STI simply means taking a brief vacation from your H...

By Cathy Elliott-Lopez for Women Alive

Basic Tips on Understanding Medical Terminology

For the majority of us, living with HIV is a constant learning process. Not only are we forced to learn about the disease itself, but in many instances we must learn the medical jargon that is associated with it.

For those of us who lack a formalize...

By Cathy Elliott-Lopez for Women Alive