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Urgent Action Required to Fight Unscientific, Stigmatising Nebraska Bill That Will Criminalise Body Fluid Assault on Public Safety Officers

This article was cross-posted from the blog "Criminal HIV Transmission."

This Friday, February 4th, the Nebraska State Legislature will debate The Assault with Bodily Fluids Bill which would criminalise striking any public safety officer with any bo...

By Edwin J. Bernard for Criminal HIV Transmission
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Hepatitis C

PegIFN/Ribavirin During Acute HCV Coinfection

Treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) during the first six months of infection can lead to a high rate of clearance in patients coinfected with HIV, as long as the treatment is tolerated. This according to a presentation delivered by Sanjay Bhagani and co...

By Edwin J. Bernard for International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
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Lipodystrophy/Body Fat

Managing Metabolic Syndrome and Lowering Cardiovascular Risk

Can changing your lifestyle or switching antiretrovirals help lower your cardiovascular risk?

Evidence continues to accumulate that HIV does indeed increase the likelihood of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, with HAART (highly active antiret...

By Edwin J. Bernard for Positively Aware
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Hepatitis C

Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C

Reprinted from AIDS Treatment Update, September 2002. For subscription information: or visit

Coinfection with HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has increased in the past few years. Until very recently, the major ris...

By Edwin J. Bernard for Gay Men's Health Crisis