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Dual Maintenance Therapy With Dolutegravir + Rilpivirine

In clinical trials called Sword 1 and Sword 2, researchers testing a combination of dolutegravir/rilpivirine (Juluca) found it to be effective and tolerable.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
Tamika Thomas

How to Avoid Rare HIV-Related Diseases: Get Tested, Start Treatment

Tamika Thomas' HIV went undiagnosed for years, and as a result, she developed a condition called PML, which is the reason Tamika is in a wheelchair.

By Aaron Anderson
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HIV and the Brain

Table of Contents

Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND) Treatment for HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself

Introduction

The ...

By The Well Project
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Protease Inhibitors Linked to Cognitive Decline: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

While we have long known that the HIV virus is neurotoxic, new studies suggest that HIV medications, specifically protease inhibitors, may play a larger role in cognitive decline than previously suspected.

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

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What Is Peripheral Neuropathy (PN)? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy (PN)?

Many people living with HIV (HIV+) devel...

By The Well Project
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Personal Stories

The Day My AIDS Dementia Diagnosis Went Away

Lynda Arnold recounts how a diagnosis of AIDS Dementia Complex impacted her life and the journey that led to the day she was handed back the keys to her life.

By Lynda Arnold
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All Systems GO: Three Organ Systems Affected by Aging, Medications and HIV

This brief overview looks at diseases in three organ systems with an overlap between aging and HIV that are most commonly of concern to older people with HIV.

By Sharon Lee, M.D. for Test Positive Aware Network
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News

Strengthening the Aging Brain

ART users can sometimes develop problems with memory and thinking clearly. What daily activities can keep your brain sharp?

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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The Painful Reality of Neuropathy: A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"Most people have little or no concept of how nerves work and how essential they are to daily life and therefore find it nigh on impossible to understand what happens when the system breaks down."

By Dave R.
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Neuropathy: Facts and Fiction -- A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"Neuropathy is one of those diseases that affects millions of people (20 million in the U.S. alone) and between 30 and 40 percent of people living with HIV. Yet if you ask 100 people on the street what it is, the vast majority of them won't have a cl...

By Dave R.