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A Look Back at 1981-1986: In the Beginning of HIV and AIDS ...

In the period October 1980 - May 1981, five young men, all active homosexuals, were treated for biopsy-confirmed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at three different hospitals in Los Angeles, California. Two of the patients died. (Morbidity & Mortalit...

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HIV Funding in the U.S.: What Lies Ahead for 2006?

As we start 2006, I'm haunted by a strange sense of déjà vu. Although 2005 was to have been the year of both a reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act and a focus on increased federal appropriations, neither happened by the end of the year. Cong...

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HAART Turns 10

Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART), or combination therapy, is nearly ten years old. The first protease inhibitor, Invirase® (saquinavir hard gel capsule), was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 6, 1995. On...

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Vitamins & Supplements

Cell Protection: Antioxidants and Your Health

You may have heard the terms antioxidant and free radical before, but you may not know exactly what they are and how they relate to HIV and your overall health. In simple terms, free radicals are highly reactive, unstable molecules that are roaming...

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Harm Reduction All Around

Until there's a cure for HIV, equal parts creativity and pragmatism are essential for maximizing the health of people who are HIV positive while minimizing the spread of the virus. The theory and application of harm reduction techniques support bot...

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Nutrition

Are Your Hands Clean? A Quick, Easy Way to Avoid Germs

September is National Food Safety Education Month®, an annual campaign designed to heighten consumer awareness about the importance of food safety education. Developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) Internat...

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The Truth About Trojan

If you've listened to a progressive rock radio station in the last ten years, you might be familiar with "Trojan Man," the baritone-voiced superhero that humorously interrupts horned-up lovers and supplies them with condoms. But "Trojan Man" hasn't...

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Personal Stories

AIDSWatch 2005: A Perspective From a First-Timer

Just a small segment of the pile of shoes representing deaths from AIDS at the AIDSWatch march and rally, May 5. Photo: Tracy Bruce.

May 2 through May 5 was an experience to remember. I joined Jeff Graham, Kendal Richardson and Maurice Bell in Washi...

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What's "The T"?

When I first heard about the tenofovir study, I really did not "listen." What I heard was Dr. Melanie Thompson of the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta (ARCA), who was visiting my congregation, saying something in the church foyer about a pill th...

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The Campaign to End AIDS Has Begun

It All Started With AIDSWatch

On Thursday, May 5, some 3,500 people living with HIV and their advocates from around the country asked our nation's leaders to walk a mile in the shoes of the AIDS community. The spirited demonstration made its way alo...