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WORLD AIDS DAY: Time to Help Victims of HIV Drug Studies and Resistance by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Dec 2012 12:00am We have repeatedly heard the following statements about multi-drug resistant HIV (MDR-HIV) patients in a host of meetings on treatment access and HIV research: “These patients no longer exist – they’re either dead or have responded to the latest ARVs”; “Only patients who do not adhere to their HIV regimens have MDR-HIV”; and “Our clinic canno ... Read on »
The reality of HIV/AIDS: It hasn't gone away by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Nov 2008 11:25am In a recent episode of the television show South Park, one of the main characters is infected with HIV. In an attempt to find a cure, he must continually deal with the public opinion that AIDS is no longer a threatening condition. He is told that his disease is “a disease of the 80s and 90s” and even that he is “retro” for being infected with HIV ... Read on »
The Stigmatization of Homosexuals and Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, W.I. by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:31pm The HIV/AIDS epidemic hit the Caribbean in the early 1980s and was primarily transmitted by homosexual men. However, this trend was greatly reversed in the mid-1980s in which the main mode of transmission became heterosexual sexual contact. Despite the reversal of the mode of transmission from homosexual men to heterosexuals, there remains a larg ... Read on »
Myths and Misconceptions about HIV/AIDS by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:20pm Myths and misconceptions about HIV and AIDS have been around since the very beginning of the pandemic. The first myths stemmed largely from the lack of information on this relatively new disease. One of the first myths, one that claimed that AIDS was a gay disease only, was strongly encouraged by the media. This exacerbated problems with preven ... Read on »
The Stigmatization of Homosexuals and Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, W.I. by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:20pm The HIV/AIDS epidemic hit the Caribbean in the early 1980s and was primarily transmitted by homosexual men. However, this trend was greatly reversed in the mid-1980s in which the main mode of transmission became heterosexual sexual contact. Despite the reversal of the mode of transmission from homosexual men to heterosexuals, there remains a large ... Read on »
The Stigmatization of Homosexuals and Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, W.I. by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 09 Dec 2008 9:17pm The HIV/AIDS epidemic hit the Caribbean in the early 1980s and was primarily transmitted by homosexual men. However, this trend was greatly reversed in the mid-1980s in which the main mode of transmission became heterosexual sexual contact. Despite the reversal of the mode of transmission from homosexual men to heterosexuals, there remains a large ... Read on »
HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Past, Present, and Future by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Mon 27 Oct 2008 6:54am Welcome to this installment of The AIDS Pandemic, a podcast hosted by Dr. David Wessner from the Department of Biology at Davidson College. I’m Kara Earle. Since the diagnosis of the first case of HIV in 1982, infection rates in South Africa have skyrocketed. It is currently estimated that one in five South Africans, or approximately 5.7 million ... Read on »
Information on HIV/AIDS by Mountain Movement .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 4:50pm HIV is transmitted from person to person through sexual intercourse, the sharing of needles, blood transfusions, and from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. The virus attacks two kinds of cells, CD4 cells and macrophages, which organize the body’s overall immune system, destroy infections, and ensure that the body re ... Read on »
The reality of HIV/AIDS: It hasn't gone away by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Nov 2008 8:10am In a recent episode of the television show South Park, one of the main characters is infected with HIV. In an attempt to find a cure, he must continually deal with the public opinion that AIDS is no longer a threatening condition. He is told that his disease is “a disease of the 80s and 90s” and even that he is “retro” for being infected with H ... Read on »
HIV, AIDS & Gallo’s Egg by RSBell Posted Sun 27 Jul 2008 12:00am by Clark Baker Last June, I posted this report about US hospitals and how many rely on fraud, preventable injuries and infections to patients to compensate for losses due to our government’s insistence that private hospitals treat and care for uninsured and underinsured citizens, indigents, and illegal aliens. I learned how hospitals ... Read on »