November #96 : Heeling Power

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Reversal of Fortune

Worlds Apart

There She Is...

Trial and Trial Again

Closing the Gap

African Bandstand

Pharma Adapts to ADAP

Stone Cold Killing

Hyper Activists

Who Gives a Fund?

Talkin' Turkey

Milestones

Can You Hear Me Now?

RETROPOZ: It Happened in November

Shout Out

Say What?

Paris is for HIVers

World on a (Shoe)string

Paris Scope: 6 Quick Picks from IAS

Bone UP

Bone Appétit

Guiding Light?

Quick Study: HPV and HAART

Heeling Power

Warning Signs

Drama Queen

Can Your Inner Ham

Burn, BABY, Burn

Mailbox

Sunshine State

Briefs



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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November 2003

Heeling Power

First thing every morning, after my shower, I give myself a foot massage. The water wakes me up—I’m usually a little groggy from all the meds I take for HIV and related troubles. Fresh out of the shower, my feet still soft and malleable, I massage them with a few drops of fragrant oil. I rub the heels and each toe, giving those neglected parts the attention they deserve. This helps stimulate my circulation and combats HAART-related diabetes symptoms and neuropathy. I use a bath and massage oil from The Body Shop flavored with ylang ylang, rose and patchouli. It’s earthy, rich and robust, like cognac. Then I’m ready to put my best foot forward.
-Jake Peters, Toronto




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