Latest by Luciana McCabe

The New Body of AIDS: Crixivan Bellies, Legs and Humps

Forget the new face of aids, let's talk about the new body of AIDS! And... it is not a pretty one. Some patients taking protease inhibitors have experienced an increase in T-cells and a very desirable decrease in viral load. But some other bizarre ch...

By Luciana McCabe for Women Alive

Intolerant, Resistant, But Still Complying!

The last thing I see every night before I close my eyes to go to sleep is a bottle of Crixivan. I swallow a couple of pills and try to ignore the burning sensation creeping up through my chest as I lay my head down on the pillow. I think my last thou...

By Luciana McCabe for Women Alive

Vaginal Secretions and Transmission -- Still Looking for an Answer

A new study of great importance for HIV infected women is being designed by the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) as a sub-study of the HIV Epidemiology Research Study (HERS). One of its objectives should be to detect and quantify the presence of HI...

By Luciana McCabe for Women Alive