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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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Reaching Out to the Hispanic Community

One of the collaborative agencies with which AIDS Survival Project works closely is Positive Impact, Inc. Under the direction of Mr. Paul Plate, Executive Director, this organization has recently celebrated 10 years of offering services to the comm...

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Treatment News: Lipoatrophy -- A New "Scarlet Letter"

There have been changes reported in body composition among people living with HIV since HAART has become yet another acronym in our lexicon. Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) has been reportedly responsible for increases in fat compositi...

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Coping

Peer Counseling Perspectives: Support Groups -- Tools for Living Well

Early in the AIDS epidemic in the U.S., before there were prescription drugs to fight HIV, even before a test was available to confirm the presence of HIV in the bloodstream, people suffering with AIDS-related symptoms fought for their well-being t...

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Nutrition

Community Forum: Reading Food Labels

AIDS Treatment Initiatives -- HIV/AIDS Buyers Club 139 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE, Suite 305 Atlanta, Georgia 30308-3311 Phone: (404) 659-AIDS; Toll-Free: (888) 874-4845

Eating healthy is essential to staying well when living with HIV. Choosing h...

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The Lowdown on the "Down Low"

The "down low" phenomenon is nothing new. As far back as the 1950s, there have been documented instances of secret societies where men could socialize and engage in sexual relations with other men without jeopardizing their public lives. In the pas...

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The Third 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 2003. Their comme...

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Southern U.S.

HIV Names Reporting Begins in Georgia

Beginning December 31, 2003, the State of Georgia will implement HIV names reporting. As a follow-up to a town hall meeting organized by AIDS Survival Project in August 2003, we have asked Dr. Luke Shouse, Department of Human Resources HIV/AIDS Sur...

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Substance Use

Smoking Cessation: One Day at a Time

Last April, I met with my predecessor, Dan Dunable, to review the upcoming forums for 2003. As we came to the end of the list and much to my chagrin, I saw Smoking Cessation was scheduled for November 20 -- The Great American Smoke-Out. Laughingly,...

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Case Management Changes: What Can You Expect?

Case management may be one of the most-used and least-understood services offered to HIV+ individuals living in the Atlanta area. This year, a task force convened by the Ryan White Title I Metropolitan Planning Council of the Atlanta Eligible Metropo...