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Treatment of Primary HIV Infection: A "Cure" for HIV?

Dear Reader,

At a recent working retreat for the staff of The Center for AIDS, I reflected on the year 2001 and judged it to be a "bad" year. In my mind (and others' I am sure) there are good years and bad years, and 2001 was a bad year. The floods ...

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The AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition Needs You!

The AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC) was formed roughly one year ago at a meeting in Houston of national HIV/AIDS activists. The group spent several days discussing the treatment challenges of people with HIV/AIDS and the need for effective ...

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Mental Health Issues With HIV/AIDS

When individuals are faced with HIV/AIDS, their physical health is not the only issue at hand. Along with the physical illness associated with the virus are mental health conditions. Common psychological disorders associated with HIV/AIDS are depress...

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Community Spotlight: Steven's House

Steven's House is a small, intermediate-care facility for people living with AIDS. By establishing a home-like living environment, this organization offers care to residents and people in their support network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Steven's ...

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Community Spotlight: Bread of Life, Inc.

Bread of Life began in 1992 as an outreach program of St. John's United Methodist Church. A cornerstone of this downtown Houston organization is its Daybreak Community Health Center, which offers health care services to uninsured or indigent individu...

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Lipodystrophy: Separating Fat From Fiction

What Is "Lipodystrophy"?“Lipodystrophy” is a general term for describing what are likely several kinds of body changes caused by HIV, anti-HIV drugs, and perhaps other factors like a person’s age or genetic traits. Much about lipodystrophy is still n...

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Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS Malignancies

What Is a "Malignancy"?The word “malignancy” means a cancer. Specifically, cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that divide uncontrollably and may spread to other parts of the body. There are many kinds of cancer, which can involve just about any pa...

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Emotional Issues of Women with HIV/AIDS

People with HIV face a number of medical, social, legal, and emotional issues associated with their diagnosis. Twenty years ago, in the beginning of the epidemic, HIV/AIDS was considered a fatal diagnosis, and the emotional issues were often those of...

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Patient/Doctor Q&A

Q: I began taking d4T and 3TC in 1996 with a viral load of almost 30,000 and a T-cell count of about 380. The drugs kept my viral load undetectable and my T-cell count as high as 950. However, I got off drugs one year ago when signs of peripheral neu...

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Be Afraid of Osama, Not Your HIV

In my first few months as director of education and outreach here at The Center for AIDS (CFA), the world has turned topsy-turvy. The events of mid-September have affected us all. Upon receiving a recent phone call from a frantic person whose viral l...