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Avoiding Cryptosporidium: How Is the Water?

Our indelicate yet timely subject this issue is Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum). "Crypto," as it is often called, is a microscopic parasite that often lives in the intestines of infected animals and humans and released in bowel movements. It is ...

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Personal Stories

Life After Sustiva: Depression, Anxiety Side Effects

I am so grateful to POZ magazine for a recent article published by its founder, Sean Strub, in the February/March 2004 issue. In his article, Sean outlines his three-month experience with Sustiva (efavirenz), which led him into a spiraling depressi...

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News

Treatment News: Lipoatrophy -- A New "Scarlet Letter"

There have been changes reported in body composition among people living with HIV since HAART has become yet another acronym in our lexicon. Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) has been reportedly responsible for increases in fat compositi...

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Substance Use

Smoking Cessation: One Day at a Time

Last April, I met with my predecessor, Dan Dunable, to review the upcoming forums for 2003. As we came to the end of the list and much to my chagrin, I saw Smoking Cessation was scheduled for November 20 -- The Great American Smoke-Out. Laughingly,...

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New Treatment Available for AIDS Cachexia

On July 15, over forty folks gathered for the first "Lunch and Learn" held by the Treatment Education Program in our new building at 139 Ralph McGill Boulevard. Tara Strawbridge, R.N., Medical Science Liaison for Serono Laboratories, talked about m...

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News

AIDSWatch 2001: I Am Why You Should Care About AIDS

In my last editorial, I mentioned I had the opportunity to attend AIDSWatch 2001 in Washington last May. The National Association of People With AIDS sponsors this annual gathering of about 200 folks from around the country. It is designed to provide...

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AIDS Is Twenty -- It Is Time to Grow Up!

As you may have gathered from a quick perusal, this issue of Survival News is for lack of a better word, "dedicated" to the 20th Anniversary of AIDS. Twenty years and still counting. Counting new infections, the dead, T-cells, viral loads and my pill...

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Another Lost Voice: Dr. Sam Howell, III, Committed AIDS Physician

On November 4, 2000, the HIV/AIDS community in Georgia lost yet another voice and hero with the death of Sam Howell, III, of Cartersville, Georgia. "Dr. Sammy," as his patients and colleagues affectionately knew him, was found dead of a self-inflicte...

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"Change Is Good!" Presentation a Success: A New Look at Social Security

AIDS Survival Project, Outreach and AID Atlanta collaborated to present "Change is Good!" a presentation by Bruce Garner and Coleman Wicks of the Social Security Administration. To accommodate the varied schedules of those attending, this forum was o...

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How Do You Heal a Broken Heart

Back in the June issue, we began to look at how HIV weakened my heart's left ventricle causing a heart attack. As I continue to recover, I want to learn more about heart disease and hopefully share some information that will help other long-term surv...