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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Posted in Community, Information on Saturday, March 20th, 2010 by Kelly - Leave a comment

Today is 4th annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a national effort designed to inform Native communities about the impact of HIV/AIDS in Native populations (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians). It was established to encourage education, testing and community involvement in HIV prevention. Now that is an Read the Rest…

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Going Bananas with HIV Prevention

Posted in Breakthroughs, News on Friday, March 19th, 2010 by Kelly - 16 Comments

It is true… a potent new HIV inhibitor derived from bananas may open the door to new treatments to prevent sexual transmission of HIV says the University of Michigan Medical School study published this week. Scientists are taking a closer look at lectins, naturally occurring chemicals in plants, because of their ability to halt the Read the Rest…

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Haiti: Malnutrition

Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, March 12th, 2010 by admin - Leave a comment

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Viral load may be related to your transmitting partner

Posted in General, Information on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 by Kelly - 1 Comment

Now this is interesting… US researchers have found that viral load in individuals recently infected with HIV is closely related to that of the individual who transmitted the virus. In the online edition of AIDS, researchers noted, “We found a strong correlation between HIV-1 RNA levels in source and recipient partners in HIV-1 transmission pairs”. Read the Rest…

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Open with your HIV status? Could mean stronger immune system…

Posted in Community, Family, General on Monday, March 1st, 2010 by Kelly - Leave a comment

I knew that my son sharing his HIV status made our family stronger. What I didn’t realize is that he could have been making his immune system stronger as well. Recent research has shown that people who were open about having HIV had a stronger immune system than those who didn’t and less illness as Read the Rest…

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Living a Normal Life Expectancy

Posted in Breakthroughs, News on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 by Kelly - Leave a comment

Many patients diagnosed with HIV today will have normal life expectancies, two European studies have found. The studies were presented at the 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) found that certain groups of patients including those diagnosed recently and some patients with high CD4 counts when they begin treatment – will have normal Read the Rest…

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Haiti and AIDS

Posted in Community, News on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by admin - 2 Comments

“We’re not disaster aid professionals but we just had to take action, so we simply got on a plane,” says Nate. “After landing in the Dominican Republic we went to local medical supply stores and pharmacies and loaded up on antibiotics, prescription painkillers and other essentials from bandages to baby formula, from IV fluids to injection syringes.”

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HIV Infection Symptoms/HIV Infection Symptoms

Posted in Information on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by admin - 1 Comment

The initial HIV infection symptoms, according to HIVInsight.com, may resemble common cold or flu virus’s symptoms. The first HIV infection symptoms can also be similar to the symptoms of other sexually transmitted diseases or other infections such as hepatitis or “mono,” which are much more easily and more frequently transmitted.

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Confidential HIV Testing

Posted in Resources on Friday, February 12th, 2010 by admin - 8 Comments

Confidential HIV Testing Are you clear about the difference between “Confidential HIV testing” and “Anonymous HIV testing?”  Confidential HIV testing is not the same as anonymous HIV testing.  With confidential HIV testing, a record will be created to identify who you are.  Anonymous HIV testing prevents others from knowing you have had the test or Read the Rest…

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Symptoms of HIV Positive People

Posted in Information on Friday, January 22nd, 2010 by admin - Leave a comment

Symptoms Of HIV Positive People You can survive and thrive with HIV. Many others do. Known as “Da Pirate,” or “One Tough Pirate,” Bob Bowers has survived and thrived with HIV and AIDS for over 25 years. In 2005, He founded HIVictorious, Inc. Lecturing as an HIV positive person, Bowers speaks from a first-hand about Read the Rest…

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The HIV AIDS Pandemic

Posted in Information, News on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 by admin - Leave a comment

The HIV AIDS Pandemic You may ask yourself–how did this all start?  Where did HIV come from?  According to WebMD.com, “AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since 1981.  That’s about half the number of people who died in World War II.  And it’s not over.  1.1 million Americans are among the 33 million Read the Rest…

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HIV AIDS Treaments

Posted in Resources on Monday, January 18th, 2010 by admin - Leave a comment

HIV AIDS Treatments If you’re like a lot of people who have been diagnosed with HIV, one of your first questions was probably about HIV AIDS treatments.  You’re not alone.  Treatment for AIDS HIV has greatly advanced from the start of the HIV AIDS pandemic.  At that time, AIDS was considered an automatic death sentence.  Read the Rest…

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Haiti Earthquake and HIV

Posted in News on Saturday, January 16th, 2010 by admin - 1 Comment

image courtesy of weather.comAt this time of awful tragedy in Haiti we would like to alert you to Yele Haiti, a charity set up by the musician Wyclef Jean. Originally begun to help Haiti s citizens with educational outreach and other programs, Yele Haiti is now working with support in the earthquake recovery. If the Read the Rest…

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People Living with HIV and AIDS and HIV LIFE Expectancy

Posted in Information on Friday, January 15th, 2010 by admin - 4 Comments

People Living with HIV and AIDS and HIV Life Expectancy If you were diagnosed as HIV positive, was one of your first questions–How long will I live?”  You’re not alone.  There is an HIV AIDS campaign regarding information on HIV life expectancy.  Before the current medications became available in the late 1990s, many people had Read the Rest…

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History of HIV AIDS

Posted in Information on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 by admin - Leave a comment

History of HIV AIDS When did you first hear about HIV/AIDS?  The history of HIV AIDS is still being understood.  Most Americans became aware of the epidemic in the 1980s, but recent scientific research has found the Human Immunodeficiency Virus began infecting African communities between the late 1800s and the early 1900s.  The virus then Read the Rest…

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