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Antacids and HIV Medications

Many prescription medications, including some HIV medications, have food restrictions and must be taken either with food or on an empty stomach. These food restrictions are placed on medications because of factors that affect the absorption of thos...

Coping

Testing Positive: To Panic, or Not to Panic?

You will have a long and healthy life. So I'm having lunch with my ex at Mama Fu's Noodle House and that's the message on the sliver of paper crammed inside my fortune cookie. You will have a long and healthy life. After living with HIV for twelve ...

News

Introducing the Linkages to Care Program

It is estimated that 300,000 people in the U.S. who know they are HIV positive are not accessing medical care. The inability to access medical care is influenced by many factors, including feeling healthy, fear and denial, lack of money and/or tran...

Personal Stories

Why Do Volunteers Volunteer?

This column provides updates and information about our volunteers and staff, as well as persons in the community. If you have information to share, please call, e-mail or write to AIDS Survival Project (ASP). We Had a Great Time! Thanks to all th...

Mind & Body

Tips on Meditation Techniques

Meditation is one form of what is called relaxation therapy. Meditation allows us to use the mind as a tool to bring into balance our body, mind and spirit. When we use the word spirit, we are referring to the highest aspect of ourselves that is part...

Who's in Charge of Abstinence, Anyway?

Abstinence. Hey! Who's in charge of abstinence in this country, anyway? Well, it's Wade Horn. Last December, W, The President, appointed Horn, an Assistant Secretary for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he...

Personal Stories

Living With Crystal Meth

Alter the chemical make-up of ephedrine, add just the right amount of drain cleaner, battery acid and antifreeze, toss in assorted other easy-bake compounds, and you have the recipe for crystal meth. Bon appétit. I had heard rumors about the ingre...

News

The African-American Outreach Initiative

The African-American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) is coming up on its sixth year and continues to get better. Having been involved in the planning of this conference for the past five years and knowing firsthand about the tremendous amount of volunte...

Spirituality and Living With HIV

Health means more than just physical health, and healthy living means more than just caring for our bodies. Holistic health means taking care of ourselves not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually. A panel of people living with HIV sha...

Viramune and Women in the News

Viramune (also known by the generic name of nevirapine) is one of the current antiretrovirals used in HIV therapy. Viramune use in women has been in the news lately, for different reasons. First, the FDA recently issued a public health advisory con...