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HIV Care in the Black Community

It's Our Community and It's Our Fight

Prevention And Testing: How To Talk With Patients

If A Patient Tests Positive

Common HIV-Care Myths Among Docs

Calling All Doctors

Fears vs. Facts

HIV DOCS SHARE TREATMENT SMARTS

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Resources For Non-HIV Docs

Resources For Your Patients

HIV Docs Share Treatment Smarts

HIV Medications and Pregnancy

 
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HIV Med Are Not Just For Sober Folks

Despite doctors’ concerns that drug users won’t adhere to HIV-drug regimens, a New York Academy of Medicine study found that annual AIDS death rates among Baltimore’s black crack smokers and IV-drug users have plummeted from 15.9 percent  to 1.2 percent since HAART became available—a rate comparable to HAART-users who aren’t addicts. “Addiction can make adherence difficult,” says Joseph Gathe, MD. “On the other hand, they’re used to doing something every day.”



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