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Table of Contents

Southern Discomfort

Hot Type!

The Rath of Con

Earthwatch

On the March!

Milestones

AIDS Walk of Life

OOPS, They Did It Again

Read It and Weep

Legal Eye

Everyone's a Critic

POZ Picks

Brad Pity

Aren't You Due for a Vacation?

Before Packing

Planning by Numbers

Cleared for Takeoff

Staying Healthy on Holiday

Itinerary

Welcome Home

The Scoop on Ice Cream

You Gotta Move It

Zip 'Em Up

2 Is The Loneliest Number

C Note

New Kaletra, Nice to Meet Ya

Zerit Dosing

Take it From the Experts

Forbidden Fruit

Altared State

Shopping With Alice

Inside Job

Publisher's Letter



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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July 2005

Welcome Home

Welcome Home All good things must end, so before the fall frost creeps in, warm up to your new regimen. Cohen says, “If your viral load was controlled before the break but is high now, you may need a more potent regimen.” Montaner suggests a different combo if you’re not undetectable after 20 weeks back. But every tour guide must admit that you and your medical team are your own best experts. HIVer Jason Wilcox, of Victoria, British Columbia, whose CD4 nadir was a problematic 200, calls his seven-year holiday “the best—not having to worry about adherence or what the next study says about side effects.” He restarted meds when stress drop-kicked his CD4s—but he’s already plotting his next break. Like Wilcox, make sure you take a holiday from meds, not health. Bon voyage! 



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