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Table of Contents

Absolutely Andy

Work With Me!

Bushed To The Limit

Don't Cry for Me, Preventionista

Legal Eye

Milestones

The Rubber Report

Tiny Toons

Saving Lives-or Face?

On The March

Booked & Noted

Vax Is Back

One a Day: You've Come A Long Way

Diabetes and HIV

Lentil Health Day

April Showers

Office Visit

Not A Gym Bunny?

Generics Hit Home

Why...

Founder's Letter

Mailbox

Cabin Fever

Woman To Woman

Holy Makeover!



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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April 2005

April Showers

HIV meds leave my skin so dry and itchy that I've been known to claw my legs bloody. Bathing with name-brand soaps makes it worse, and dermatologists offer little salve-ation. So I've taken matters into my own hands: I make a glycerin soap with olive oil (great for dry skin) and yucca (a cactus-derived herb). Most hobby shops sell kits for stove-top or microwave brewing. But if craft is not your thing, you can order a close second for $5 from www.eastmountainwildcrafters.com. It’s packed with olive oil, yucca, coconut and corn oil in a choice of sweet scents. Suds up for a power shower.
  —Jack Kaplan, Edgewood, New Mexico



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