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Avoiding Cryptosporidium: How Is the Water?

Our indelicate yet timely subject this issue is Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum). "Crypto," as it is often called, is a microscopic parasite that often lives in the intestines of infected animals and humans and released in bowel movements. It is ...

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Personal Stories

I Shall Miss Loving Him

It's one thing to grieve for all the many loved ones you've lost to AIDS. It's another thing entirely to start mourning for someone who isn't even dead yet.

For nearly a decade, I was a member of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus. It was just a couple ...

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News

Reaching Out!: African-American Outreach Initiative 2004

The fifth annual African-American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) conference, held in Atlanta March 12-14, was undoubtedly the best one yet! Having outgrown the previous hotel venue, the conference was based in a new location at the Renaissance Hotel, n...

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News

Atlanta's Federal AIDS Funding Decreases as Need Continues to Grow

On March 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the FY 2004 Ryan White CARE Act Title I awards. Forty major metropolitan areas, including some of the most AIDS-impacted urban areas in the country, received significant d...

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Atlanta: Fighting AIDS in Our Own Back Yard

For the first time in years, metro Atlanta has received a significant decrease in our federal AIDS funding. The story is disturbing enough. Unfortunately, it is only part of the full picture of the challenges facing people with HIV and their advoca...

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Hepatitis C

Understanding Hepatitis

In the United States, over four million people are infected with hepatitis and of those, approximately 300,000 have a coinfection with HIV. The term hepatitis is actually a general term used to refer to an inflammation or swelling of the liver. A n...

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C and Self-Management

When I arrived at my doctor's appointment in March, I was greeted with some great news: my CD4 count was going up and my viral load was undetectable. The bad news was mentioning starting hepatitis C treatment, which stopped me in my tracks. The fea...

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T-Negative: Who Mourns for the Survivors?

Chuck Foster was one of my three best friends during my senior year in high school. A New York native, his family moved to my school district in Irmo, South Carolina, the preceding summer. With long, jet black hair and an olive complexion, his Gree...

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Personal Stories

Life After Sustiva: Depression, Anxiety Side Effects

I am so grateful to POZ magazine for a recent article published by its founder, Sean Strub, in the February/March 2004 issue. In his article, Sean outlines his three-month experience with Sustiva (efavirenz), which led him into a spiraling depressi...

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Fitness

Exercise and HIV/AIDS

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Spring is here and summer approaches! Go outside and garden, walk a dog, was...