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Atlanta-Area HIV Case Management Update

Case management has been essential to many people living with HIV. Case managers have helped people access medical care, housing, emergency financial assistance, food, clothing, support and mental health/substance abuse treatment programs. They are...

Kenya

An International Exchange: From Africa to Georgia

On September 29, AIDS Survival Project hosted a delegation of visitors from three countries in Africa -- Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The group, all members of parliament in their respective governments, had come to the United States on a fact-...

News Analysis

Cruising With Lazarus: The Fourth Annual "Just Shut Up" Awards

Every year, people all over the world say stridently stupid, misinformed or absurd things about HIV and AIDS. Here's a list of some folks who make you wonder what, if anything, they were thinking before they opened their mouths in 2004. Their comme...

Prevention Counseling: Modern Technology in HIV Testing Takes Another Leap

Initially, when HIV testing began in the early 1980s, it would take up to two weeks to obtain results from your primary care physician. During these two agonizing weeks, individuals had to suffer and lose countless hours of sleep wondering "if" -- ...

News

CM4: An Herbal Supplement With Clinical Data Support as an Immune Booster

Immune boosters now account for one of the largest categories of nutritional and herbal supplements on the market. From vitamin and mineral combinations to mushroom blends, from herbal compounds to amino acid and antioxidant complexes, supplements ...

The Importance of Dental Care

Oral health is very important. It is a crucial aspect of maintaining general health. Unfortunately, this is a topic that does not get as much attention as it should in HIV health care. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health...

The Dangers of Using and Abusing Viagra

Once upon a time, a big American pharmaceutical company named Pfizer accidentally discovered a new treatment for erectile dysfunction -- Viagra, the little blue pill. Originally developed as a treatment for heart disease, its penile erection enhanc...

Viewpoints

The Politics of Homophobia and Hatred

By the time you read these words, you will already know for sure what I, in mid-October, can only predict with confidence: that the referendum to amend the Georgia state constitution to define marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman no...

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Healthy Relationships: An Atlanta-Area Prevention/Education Forum for HIV-Positive People

Prevention for positives -- an increasingly common term in the HIV/AIDS world. At first glance, it's something of an oxymoron, because if prevention means stopping an undesirable event from occurring (in this instance, HIV infection) and someone al...

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New HIV Prevention Department at AIDS Survival Project

Recently, AIDS Survival Project was awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the CDC's Prevention for Positives Initiative. We were funded to implement an HIV Counseling and Testing Center here at our agency a...