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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,...

By Gerry Hoyt for AIDS Survival Project
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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...

By Gerry Hoyt for AIDS Survival Project
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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...

By Gerry Hoyt for AIDS Survival Project
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Personal Stories

Dealing With Pneumonia: One Man's Experience

Today is my first day back at work after being out for ten days, four of which were spent at DeKalb Medical Center for the treatment of suspected PCP. I say "suspected" because the bronchoscopy done at the hospital came back "clear" (does my insuranc...

By Gerry Hoyt for AIDS Survival Project
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Hearing Impaired People

Am I Hearing You Right?

In the first installment of this article, we saw how important communication is in accessing HIV information and services. We saw, too, that our brothers and sisters from the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities feel isolated from those of us in the ...

By Gerry Hoyt for AIDS Survival Project
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Personal Stories

Sustiva -- Personal Experiences

There has been much said about the new NNRTI (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor). Some of the press has been good, such as its once-daily dosing and the fact that there are no food restrictions as with many of the protease inhibitors.

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By Gerry Hoyt for AIDS Survival Project