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Misinformation in HIV/AIDS Care: Your HIV Doc Doesn't Always Know Everything

The advances made in HIV therapy have obviously saved thousands of lives.

But now, almost 20 years since the first HIV medication came on the market, the number of possible drug combinations can be overwhelming. The intricacy of treating HIV canno...

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Facing Up to It: Bio-Alcamid as a Facial Filler to Treat Lipoatrophy

Matt SharpAfter getting double takes in the supermarket, Chicago HIV treatment educator Matt Sharp decided to do something to change his face. In this detailed report, Matt recounts his trip to Tijuana, Mexico where he received injections of Bio-Alca...

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Going to Extremes to Stay Alive

In 1989 I took care of a lover who was struck by one life-threatening infection after another. I watched as he withered away and eventually lost his mind and died a terrible death. I was diagnosed then too, but was lucky to never get sick. It was a...

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Anal Cancer

Surviving Anal Cancer

Anal health is not necessarily something most people want to think about let alone be proactive about. But in recent years more gay men with HIV have been diagnosed with anal cancer. I can count at least five men that I know of that have had to dea...

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Waiting in the Wings: More New Drugs

2003 was a banner year for HIV drug approval despite the fact that some of the drugs are very similar to what already exists. Improvements in medical treatment come slowly and incrementally, but lately there seems to be a wave of new treatments that ...