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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.

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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.

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HIV-Related Pain

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

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

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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 ...

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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...

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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

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Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects More Common Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking C...

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What Is an Opportunistic Infection?

Key PointsOpportunistic infections (OIs) are infections that occur more often or are more severe in people with weakened immune systems than in people with healthy immune systems. People with weakened immune systems include people living with HIV or ...

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Diabetes and HIV

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What Is Diabetes? Symptoms of Diabetes Glucose (Blood Sugar) Tests Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? HIV and Diabetes? What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? Taking Care of Yourself

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Q&A on Dolutegravir Use in Women of Childbearing Age

Questions and answers on potential risk of neural tube defects in infants born to women who were taking dolutegravir (DTG) at the time of conception.

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Using Lessons From HIV Activism, People With 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' Fight for the #MillionsMissing

The onset of mysterious, severe symptoms led Terri Wilder to a diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), or chronic fatigue syndrome. Using lessons learned from her years of HIV activism, Wilder promotes ME awareness against indifference and bias....