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Substance Use

Club Drugs and Their Effects

Club drugs, popular for years at all night clubs and dance parties in the city, are becoming more mainstream. Classified as club drugs are ecstasy (methylenedioxymeth-amphetamine), ketamine, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), GHB (gamma hydroxy buty...

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"Star Trek" TV Series Long Overdue for Casting of Gay Character

The original Star Trek television series, largely ignored by primetime audiences during its original three-season run on NBC from 1966 to 1969, found unprecedented popularity in syndication during the '70s on its journey to becoming both a successf...

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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 ...

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The Support Needs of Caregivers

A system of support is crucial for individuals living with HIV to strengthen their coping strategies when dealing with this disease. This support is often provided by informal caregivers who give individuals living with HIV with physical, emotional...

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Viewpoints

Chasing Bugs or the Truth?

Rolling Stone is an odd magazine -- sort of a rock/pop/rap biweekly featuring music news and interviews along with regular investigative reports on subjects as diverse as heroin use and presidential elections. It's always been a publishing hybrid i...

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Coping

Making Change

Most of us would like to make some changes in our lives. New Year's resolutions are the most common acknowledgement in our culture of the acceptability and value of seeking to improve our behaviors and life situations through conscious change. Spen...

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Personal Stories

Living With HIV: The Price

Many folks -- particularly young folks -- think that HIV/AIDS has become a manageable condition. Many think that they don't really need to worry about getting infected with HIV. If they do get infected, they just start taking pills and everything wil...

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News

Why the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS Should Be Disbanded

Back in 1995, President Clinton, Vice President Gore and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala established the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (PACHA). Made up of 35 members, including an executive director and chairperson, ...

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Action = Life: Are You Willing to Fight for Your Healthcare?

There's a new day dawning in Georgia and around the country. As the Republican Party claims unprecedented victory in state and federal elections, change looms on the horizon. Many people have expressed dismay, fear, and depression. The assumption bei...

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Treatments for Male Sexual Dysfunction

Regardless of the cause, sexual dysfunction is at the very least frustrating; and most causes of sexual dysfunction can be treated successfully. Here are a few of the more common possible treatments.

Testosterone levels are known to be lower in many...