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HAART Works!

HAART stands for Highly Active AntiRetroviral (anti-HIV) Therapy. The first HAART treatments, in 1996, included a protease inhibitor along with two nucleoside analog drugs to fight HIV. Now HAART means any potent combination of three or more anti-HI...

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Wake Up to the Healing Properties of Sleep

Sleep is essential to our physical and mental health.

Adequate sleep may play a role in helping our bodies recover from illness or injury. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation results in a loss of strength, an impaired immune system and an incr...

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Smoking: It Doesn't Make Living With HIV Any Easier

Recent research has examined whether cigarette smoking speeds progression to AIDS.

Studies have shown that HIV-positive smokers are more likely to develop Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and develop PCP more quickly than non-smokers. These resu...

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When to Immunize Your HIV-Infected Child?

The information on this page is the recommended immunization schedule for HIV-infected children, adapted from the 1999 USPHS/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Persons Infected with HIV (updated May 14, 1999). This sche...