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HepConnect Initiative Aims to Reduce Hepatitis C in the Heart of the Opioid Epidemic

The Harm Reduction Coalition is launching a new strategy of supporting local advocates in five key states of the Appalachian region.

By George Kevin Jordan

First Kidney Transplant From Donor Living With HIV Challenges Longstanding Stigma

"Society perceives me and people like me as people who bring death," said Nina Martinez, the first HIV-positive organ donor. "And I can't figure out any better way to show that people like me can bring life."

By Martha Kempner

Michigan Legalized Recreational Marijuana; What Does It Mean for People Living With HIV?

Michigan is the first state in the Midwest and the 10th state in the nation to legally recognize marijuana for recreational use. But how does this change things for people living with HIV and other medical conditions?

By Aaron Anderson

AIDS and Opportunistic Infections

Learn more about the infections that occur more frequently and are more severe in people with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Medicines and Side Effects

Key PointsHIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. Sometimes HIV medicines can also cause side effects. Most side effects from HIV medicines are manageable, but a few can be serious.Overall, the benefits of HIV medicines far o...

By AIDSinfo

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

We Should Take Fungal Infections More Seriously. Here's Why.

Some fungal diseases can be extremely serious and, particularly for those with compromised immune systems, even life threatening. People living with HIV are among those most at risk.

By Nelesh P. Govender for The Conversation

HIV-Related Pain

Table of Contents

Introduction What Causes Pain? Common Types of Pain Assessing Pain Pain Management What to Do if You Have Pain


Pain is common in people living with HIV (HIV+). One study found that more than half of women l...

By The Well Project

An Overview of Azithromycin (Zithromax)

Other Names: Zithromax, Zmax, azithromycin dihydrate Drug Class: Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections

What Is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is an antibacterial prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ...

By AIDSinfo

An Overview of Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

Other Names: Biaxin, Biaxin Extended Release, Biaxin XL, clarithromycin extended release Drug Class: Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections

What Is Clarithromycin?

Clarithromycin is an antibiotic prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food a...

By AIDSinfo