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I am so tired of price gauging in HIV!

AIDS Activists Cry Foul as Drug Companies Push Prices to Record LevelsPosted Topic Health The following was released by AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition: A steady onslaught of “unreasonable, unacceptable, and unjustified” increases in the price of therapies to treat HIV has caused activists in the US to accuse drugmakers of artificially inflating the market at …

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Salvage Therapies – New drugs offer hope to patients with multiple-drug resistance HIV virus. By Nelson VergelI have been HIV positive since 1983 and tested in 1986. Like many long- term survivors who started nucleoside monotherapy (AZT, D4T, DDI) in the late ’80s/early ’90s, I have developed multi-drug resistance. Over 40 of my friends have …

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Zerit and Facial Wasting- I guess I had reached the limit

From Treatment IssuesIt’s Time to Face the Zerit ProblemTreatment Issues: Newsletter of Experimental AIDS Therapies – Volume 17, Number 3, March 2003Nelson VergelWhen I give lectures on how to manage the side effects of HIV medications, I am constantly reminded of how widespread the “sunken cheek” look has become. Many if not most of the …

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Pill Popper me….

Nelson Vergel’s Vitamin and Mineral Supplement RegimenAugust 2001This is the second installment in our series “What Supplements I Take and Why.” This article looks at the supplement regimen taken by Nelson Vergel. Nelson, a native of Venezuela and 17-year survivor of HIV, is a leading treatment advocate for HIV-related wasting, lipodystrophy, and wellness in HIV …

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My Next HIV Cruise- Can’t wait!

Title: 9th Annual POZ Cruise Wellness RetreatCity: Los AngelesState: CACountry: United StatesDates: 10/21/2006 – 10/29/2006Event Type: Special EventSubject: Peer Support; Persons with HIV/AIDS; Support GroupsDescription: This eight-day cruise aboard the Norwegian Star is a retreat for the HIV community, either straight or gay, and their friends and family. The group will be confidential and provide …

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Tibotec, the company that could, but didn’t

New Drugs Can Save Lives; AIDS Activists Urge Tibotec to Be Compassionate Towards HIV Salvage PatientsHOUSTON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ — AIDS Activists, seeking to expand access to new drugs for people living with HIV who have run out of treatment options, are urging Tibotec Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, to provide compassionate access …

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