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The AIDS Survival Project Story: 15 Years of Advocacy, Self-Empowerment, Partnership

This year marks the 15th anniversary of AIDS Survival Project. Our year-long celebration will be capped November 15 with an Anniversary Gala at downtown Atlanta's elegant Commerce Club (34 Broad Street) from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. The evening will feat...

Newly Updated and Expanded Edition of Built to Survive! Now Available

The third edition of Michael Mooney and Nelson Vergel's Built to Survive!: A Comprehensive Guide to the Medical Use of Anabolic Steroids, Nutrition and Exercise for HIV(+) Men and Women was released last month. This updated and expanded edition con...

The Denver Principles: A Foundation of HIV/AIDS Rights

AIDS Survival Project is fifteen years old. In that time, treatment of HIV has changed dramatically, the political climate has shifted several times and the "face of AIDS" has become more often that of a person of color. At ASP, the Treatment Resou...

True or False: The HIV Knowledge Test

Information about HIV and AIDS is constantly evolving. It's hard to keep up and it's often overwhelming. Check your current knowledge of HIV with the following test. According to George W. Bush, current occupant of the White House, "AIDS can be pr...

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AIDS Survival Project's Annual Women's Healing Retreat: Health, Healing and a Hot Lunch, Too

This year, AIDS Survival Project hosted its seventh annual Women's Healing Retreat. I have been attending these gatherings for several years and believe that it is one of the most gratifying events that our organization sponsors. Every year, I have...

Substance Use

Smoke Signals

It was cold. It was wet. It was late December 1997, and the weather was almost as miserable as I was. Standing outside the back door of the office building in which I worked, the cigarette smoke I exhaled was indistinguishable from my foggy breath....

New Treatment Available for AIDS Cachexia

On July 15, over forty folks gathered for the first "Lunch and Learn" held by the Treatment Education Program in our new building at 139 Ralph McGill Boulevard. Tara Strawbridge, R.N., Medical Science Liaison for Serono Laboratories, talked about m...

Health Coverage

HIPAA: Understanding Your Rights of Insurance Portability and Privacy

On August 14, 2003, a change occurred in the healthcare field related to health insurance. That was the first mandatory deadline set for healthcare organizations to become HIPAA-compliant with regulation standards placed into law in 1996. Often, I ...

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The Evolution of Community Outreach at Atlanta's AIDS Survival Project

This year, AIDS Survival Project is celebrating 15 years of successful Advocacy, Self-Empowerment and Partnership efforts. Perhaps the word "celebrating" might be an odd choice of words in light of the devastating effects of the AIDS crisis. But as...

Personal Stories

Living in Spite of It All

Editor's Note:"Tales of Survival" is a new feature open to anyone with a personal success story to tell about living with HIV. I'm proud to inaugurate this column with the inspiring story of my dear friend Bil's amazing recovery. Send your tale of ...