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News Analysis

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.

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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.

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HIV and the Brain

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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

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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.

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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...

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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.

Q&A: Ask the Experts

Buttock weight loss

This year has been a real roller coaster for me. Back in March I had a spine operation which involved the insertion of a metal cage as part of treatment for extreme back and leg pain. In addition to this I've had significant weight loss ( around a st...

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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.

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Reflect and Refocus With HIV: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

Back from a week-long HIV cruise, Lynda Arnold began to question if we did enough to teach the younger generation, and shares the struggles of living with HIV-related dementia.

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How Can I Tell If This Is HIV Neuropathy? (Editor's Pick)

I have been on hiv drugs since 1992. In the past couple months I have began to have severe pain in the lower part of my right leg, It is only in the one leg. Some times it is so severe , that if i had pain pills , I would take them. i recently went ...