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Vitamins & Supplements

Using Natural Therapies to Make HIV Treatment Even More Effective

Antiretroviral therapy has changed the face of HIV over the last decade and a half. Patient life expectancy has increased tremendously and we no longer associate many of the opportunistic infections as early-onset symptoms. Drug regimen pill burdens ...

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Hepatitis C

The Challenge of Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infection

The emergence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in HIV-positive patients is an increasingly significant problem. The era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has dramatically decreased morbidity and mortality from opportunistic diseases. The lo...

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News

Ten Things You Can Do to Connect to Body Positive

Visit our Web site. For an overview of Body Positive's programs, services, history, and more, visit us on the Web at www.bodypos.org.

Call our Helpline. For information, referrals, and support, give us a call at 1-800-566-6599 from 10am to 6pm, Mo...

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Depression

10 Things You Can Do to Enhance Your Emotional Well-Being

Build a strong, supportive, trusting relationship with an HIV/AIDS doctor. You should be able to freely discuss everything and anything and, if needed, to challenge your doctor's advice.

Develop consistent contact with a health care case manager w...

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Ten Things You Can Do to Survive and Thrive With HIV Financially

If working, ensure medical coverage. Pursue group benefits, especially medical and long-term disability insurance. It is no accident that three out of these ten recommendations deal with medical insurance.

If considering moving out of state be sur...

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Ten Things You Can Do to Practice Harm Reduction If You Use Drugs

Drink lots of water since it's cheap, eliminates toxins, relieves stress on kidneys and liver, good for your skin and promotes regularity. To be safe, drink bottled water or tap water that has been boiled first.

Prevent overdosing by not mixing dr...

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Ten Things You Can Do to Adhere to Your Medication Schedule

Watch clocks and calendars. Clocks and calendars rule in managing adherence. Buy a cheap plug-in clock with numbers so bright you'll see them for miles. Set the alarm if that helps. Calendars help track when prescriptions need refills. Buy calendar...

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Personal Stories

My HIV Treatment History: Adjusting After a Rough Start

Dear Readers,

Every HIV-positive person who is taking meds has their own tale of what it was like when they first started, and I am no exception. When I seroconverted five years ago, one of my greatest fears was of having to take handfuls of pills e...

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News

Before You Volunteer for an HIV Vaccine Trial ...

Volunteering in an HIV vaccine trial may sound good on paper, but the reality of making a commitment and structuring your life to accommodate that commitment is always a big step -- not just for you but for the people who will then rely on your enr...

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Depression

Winter Blues: Staying Warm on the Inside When It's Cold Outside

Once again winter has arrived, and I'm starting to feel the usual depression coming on. I'm an HIV-positive woman who is on the far side of 50 and more than a little overweight. Throughout the winter, I find that I gain even more weight, sleep long...