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HIV i-Base

HIV i-Base is a treatment activist group, HIV-positive led and committed to providing timely HIV treatment information both to positive people and to health care professionals.

This includes technical publications like HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) and ARV4IDUs (Antiretrovirals for Injecting Drug Users) and non-techical treatment guides on starting and changing treatment, side effects, hepatitis C coinfection and HIV and pregnancy.

i-Base is involved in several community networks, including the UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB), the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), the European Community Advisory Board (ECAB) and the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC).

We have also developed close working relationships with NGOs in many different countries in Western and Eastern Europe and Africa. Copyright free i-Base material has been produced in over 40 languages.

We are directly involved in research with INSIGHT network, PENTA network, MRC studies in the UK, Metabolic Oversight Committee and D:A:D studies.

Treatment guides and i-Base authored articles in HTB may be reproduced by NHS, community and not-for-profit organisations without individual written permission and reproduction is encouraged. A credit and link to the original source on the i-Base Web site is always appreciated. All i-Base material remains the copyright of HIV i-Base.

HIV i-Base receives unconditional educational grants from charitable trusts, individual donors and pharmaceutical companies. All editorial policies are strictly independent of funding sources.

HIV i-Base is a registered charity no.1081905 and company limited by guarantee no. 3962064.

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We Learn, We Think, We Change: Martin Fisher Foundation and Stiggy Launch Campaign to End HIV Stigma

The UK's Martin Fisher Foundation has produced a new set of videos about making HIV stigma history starring Stiggy, "the HIV stigmasaur."

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Questions About U=U: What, When, Who, Why

More information about why an undetectable viral load stops HIV transmission (U=U).

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If You Have Just Found Out You Are HIV Positive

Finding out you are HIV positive changes how you feel about your life and your relationships with other people. Don't worry, you have the time to work this all out.

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ART in Pictures: HIV Treatment Explained

A new 32-page resource from HIV i-Base explains HIV treatment by using a few easy pictures.

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NHS England Fudges PrEP Access and Delays On-Demand Access to PrEP by Years; Blocks Doctors From Prescribing PrEP Now

"After almost a year of turmoil a new [NHS] press statement still fails to allow a single doctor to protect the health of their patients by prescribing PrEP," Simon Collins writes.

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What Are Side Effects?

Do all drugs have side effects?

Even when drugs are very effective at treating a health problem, they sometimes affect other parts of your body.

This other activity is called a side effect or "adverse event" -- or referred to as drug toxicity.

Eve...

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Lifestyle Factors and Your Health

The following few pages focus on lifestyle changes that can affect your health.

The evidence for these benefits in the general population in summarised in Table 9.

As we get older, these risks and the potential to change them are just as important ...

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Diet: A Balanced Diet and Your Health

A healthy diet is good for your physical and mental health.

It can reduce the risk and severity of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, depression and cancer.

Why a Balanced Diet?

Sometimes we eat because we enjoy the taste and experien...

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Exercise and Staying Active

Many sections of this booklet refer to exercise as a way to improve your health.

Table 13 describes different types of exercise and provides some examples and Table 14 highlights some of the related health benefits.

For more information talk to you...

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References

More than 400 references were used in preparing the information in this i-Base guide including at least 50 new references since the previous update.

HIV and your Quality of Life: Side effects and other complications.

Whenever possible, we used publ...