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Baby Steps! 20 Years Later ... Img

Baby Steps! 20 Years Later ...

"Somewhere in the past 13 years, I took a solid break from HIV," recalls Lynda Arnold. "Today I'm back, crawling as it may be, not yet ready or able to run, barely able to walk."

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Reaching Undetectable While Pregnant

"I was proud of myself. It was a struggle mentally, emotionally and physically, especially because I was pregnant," Masonia Traylor writes. "But I must say that having an HIV-negative baby was the best result of my undetectable viral load."

Access to Treatment: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia Img

Access to Treatment: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

"As a Latino woman living in Miami, I have seen people who have many problems adhering to their treatment ... because of lack of insurance or the stigma of having HIV. They would rather not even be seen in the clinic because of fear that someone will...

My Horrific Seven Months: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles Img

My Horrific Seven Months: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles

"I have been careening from one health issue to another and haven't had the strength to write. ... I am probably too fixated on this concern that I have begun to love being ill. But, who doesn't remember the comfort of a nurse visiting you in the lon...

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As Mother's Day Approaches, "None Born Positive" Campaign Puts Spotlight on Resources, Support for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

Chicago -- Jazz had little hope when she was diagnosed as HIV-positive. She was pregnant, unstably housed and recently separated from the father of her two young children, who still depended on her for care.

But after finding stable housing and cons...

2010: A Reappraisal Reveals a Turning Point in the Pandemic -- A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D. Img

2010: A Reappraisal Reveals a Turning Point in the Pandemic -- A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D.

We asked Dr. Bob to blog about what he saw as the top HIV pandemic-changing developments of 2010. He said no. But then, epiphany struck: "I've now come to realize that I may have been a bit too hasty in my initial assessment of what 2010 will mean w...

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One on One With Cal Cohen, M.D.

Photo courtesy of Cal Cohen, M.D.

Jeff Berry: What do you see as some of the most challenging issues you encounter as a clinician in treating patients with HIV?

Cal Cohen: There are a number of infectious diseases that you take a pill for a couple ...

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Patient/Doctor Q&A With Patrick McNamara, M.D.

Patrick McNamara, M.D., answers questions about starting meds, controlling diarrhea and a new approach to treating facial wasting.

Q: I am a 27-year-old male who just tested HIV positive last March. My T cells are 345 now (down from 372 in March) an...

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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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Medication Vacations

From the ever-evolving world of HIV vocabulary comes a new phrase that has been given much press recently: Structured Treatment Interruption (STI). Although it sounds more like a military maneuver, STI simply means taking a brief vacation from your H...