October 1, 2006 -
Tim Murphy -
October 2006 Feet First by Tim Murphy The pins and needles of neuropathy have a toehold on positive people. But new therapies may finally start to untangle the tingles Edwin Perez could be the poster boy for HIV as a ?manageable? disease. He looks terrific, and his virus is under control ...
February 12, 2015 -
Rita Rubin -
March 2015 Up in Smoke? by Rita Rubin The future of medical marijuana for HIV/AIDS looks hazy. Click here to read a digital edition of this article. Jay Lassiter started smoking pot at age 19, right around the time he learned he was HIV positive. It was a coincidence, he ...
July 1, 2001 -
Bob Lederer -
July 2001 Combination Strategies by Bob Lederer Chardelle Lassiter Volunteer, DAAIR, Brooklyn, New York TESTED POSITIVE: 1988 FIRST ANTIVIRAL: 2001 HOW I CHOOSE: The more I read up on HAART interactions and side effects, the more it seemed like six of one, half a dozen of the other. I told my ...
November 2, 2007 -
November 2, 2007 Early Treatment Reduces Risk of Three Common Complications Does starting HIV treatment early increase the risk of complications like peripheral neuropathy, anemia and kidney problems? On the contrary, say new data from the HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS) to be reported in an upcoming issue of the Journal of ...
October 8, 2010 -
The POZ Staff -
By Laura Whitehorn (Senior Editor, POZ) I've been involved in the world of HIV since the early days of the epidemic, and for the past eight years or so, I've edited the treatment pages of POZ. The combination--knowing friends who are long-term survivors, and having an interest ...
October 1, 2004 -
Hilary Beard -
October 2004 Their Patients, Their People by Hilary Beard More than half of all new HIVers are African American, but only a handful of top HIV docs are black. Now these MDs are uniting to stand up for their patients-and themselves I was overwhelmed, says Edith Lang, 44, of Dallas ...
July 1, 2005 -
Lucile Scott -
July 2005 Take it From the Experts by Lucile Scott How to cope with side effects? More meds, fewer meds, no meds...and humor Caroline Long, 38, San Diego Side Fx: Diarrhea My previous combo (Zerit, Videx and hydroxyurea) caused lactic acidosis, pancreatitis and hepatitis?I nearly died. I stayed off ...
May 1, 1999 -
Tim Horn Linda Grinberg -
May 1999 HAART Chart by Tim Horn and Linda Grinberg The scoop on how many antiretroviral takers suffer side effects HIV drugs have a knack for nasty side effects, but it?s tough to get reliable stats. This chart offers figures primarily from drug companies? clinical trials, but solely relying on ...
May 1, 1999 -
John Servilio -
May 1999 Rubdown Lowdown by John Servilio Massage can tune up your immune system and your mood In the first issue of POZ (April/May 1994), "Touch Me, Heal Me" described the benefits of massage for PWAs. Five years later, as this update indicates, the treatment looks better than ever. To ...
May 29, 2009 -
May 29, 2009 Is Marijuana as Effective as OTC and Prescription Drugs? People who use marijuana to treat symptoms of anxiety, fatigue and neuropathy say it is as effective as over-the-counter (OTC) remedies or prescription drugs recommended by their health care providers, according to a survey-based study published ...