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Insufficient Food Linked to Inflammation in HIV-Positive Women

Women who experienced food insecurity were more likely to have elevated levels of inflammation. Researchers suspect that food insecurity causes stress, and this stress in turn raises inflammation in HIV-positive women.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
Pilot Study Finds Intense Exercise Is Good for Older HIV-Positive Men Img

Pilot Study Finds Intense Exercise Is Good for Older HIV-Positive Men

In a recent study, older men who engaged in high-intensity aerobic exercise (but not moderate intensity) showed a significantly increased their ability to maximize their use of oxygen.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
What Does a Cure Mean to You? Four Individuals Share Their Hopes and Fears Img

What Does a Cure Mean to You? Four Individuals Share Their Hopes and Fears

A mother of two, an infectious diseases physician, a 71-year-old gay man, and an African-American minister chime in on the conversation around the search for an HIV cure.

By Jian Huang for Positively Aware
Plant Compound More Potent Than AZT in Inhibiting HIV Replication Img

Plant Compound More Potent Than AZT in Inhibiting HIV Replication

Scientists have discovered that a compound derived from the Southeast Asian plant justicia gendarussa has a greater effect than AZT in blocking HIV.

By Annamarya Scaccia
Sugar, Sex and Substances: Why It's Hard to Make Changes Img

Sugar, Sex and Substances: Why It's Hard to Make Changes

"A lot of us want to stop, reduce or change how we use a substance in our lives," writes Joanna Eveland, M.D. "But it can be hard. We've evolved, as a species with bodies that are particularly attuned to rewards and incentives."

By Joanna Eveland, M.D. for BETA
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Texas: AIDS Foundation Houston Announces Sport4Life Scholarship

This article was reported by Examiner.

The Examiner reported that AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) is accepting applications for its Sport4Life Scholarship. The Sport4Life event calls on both amateur and professional athletes to help in efforts t...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Can Bugs Increase CD4 Cells? A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel Img

Can Bugs Increase CD4 Cells? A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

"Microbiome research is in its infancy, but there is already evidence that an imbalance of gut flora may cause gastrointestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease."

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
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Muscle-Wasting Effects of Low-Carb Diets on People With HIV

It is not hard to go into any grocery store these days and see at least one product that advertises low or no carbohydrates on the package. The world seems to have embraced the idea that no or low-carbohydrate diets are good for us. It is a common m...

By Shelley for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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12th World AIDS Conference: Combating HIV With Good Nutrition

Leading HIV nutrition researchers gathered in Geneva in June and July for the 12th World Conference on AIDS and a daylong symposium, entitled "Update on Wasting, Metabolism and Altered Body Shape in HIV/AIDS," held prior to the international conferen...

By Marcy Fenton, M.S., R.D. for AIDS Project Los Angeles