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News Analysis

The Down Side of Expanded Access Programs: A Site Management Perspective

Expanded access programs allow patients to add a promising new drug to their antiretroviral (ARV) regimen months before the drug is expected to be approved. For people with few treatment options, expanded access programs can be lifesavers. For the co...

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News Analysis

Uncertain Future for Early Access?

In the bad old days -- before effective combinations of HIV medications dramatically rolled back the tide of suffering and death from AIDS in this country -- informed patients-turned-activists helped institute a revolution in drug development that al...

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The Role of IRBs in U.S. HIV Clinical Trials

HIV clinical trials, like other studies that test medical hypotheses in humans, embody a fundamental ethical tension. The immediate well-being of clinical trial participants, even those who might benefit greatly from certain experimental regimens, is...

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Who Are the Elite Controllers?

Who are the elite controllers? No, they're not initiates of Yale's secretive Skull and Bones Society or members the Trilateral Commission. Elite controllers are people infected with HIV who have been able to suppress their virus without using antiret...

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People Who Use Drugs

Treating Crystal Meth Dependency: An Interview With Yves-Michel Fontaine

BH: What can be done to treat methamphetamine dependency?

YMF: Right now there is no silver bullet for treating meth dependency, but most places are using cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.

What are those?

Cognitive behavi...

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People Who Use Drugs

Sources of Meth in the United States

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) maintains fact sheets on recent patterns of illegal drug sales and use in each state. Here are a few selected reports concerning methamphetamine that illustrate the diversity of sources for the drug.

New York

While...

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People Who Use Drugs

Speed Nation: Methamphetamine, HIV and Hepatitis

"This conference is amazing."

It was a comment heard again and again from speakers at the podium and attendees in the corridors of the First National Conference on Methamphetamine, HIV, and Hepatitis. In mid-August 2005, over 900 people jammed into ...

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World CAB II: Discussing Generic Drug Availability

In January 2005, an unprecedented meeting was held in Mumbai, India, between four manufacturers of affordable generic antiretroviral medicines and 30 advocates for HIV treatment access drawn from every region of the world. This was the second meeting...

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Lipodystrophy/Body Fat

Face to Face With Lipoatrophy: An Interview With Australian HIV Researcher David Nolan

HIV-related lipoatrophy (fat loss under the skin) is a clinical problem that affects many people living with HIV. Lipoatrophy can cause substantial loss of buttock tissue, veiny legs and arms, and facial wasting. Lipoatrophy can happen alone or in co...

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Women

Feminization of AIDS: Ten Unavoidable Choices for African Leaders

The UNAIDS report on the HIV/AIDS pandemic highlights the growing rates of infection among women worldwide. Women now account for nearly 50% of all individuals living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. However, in Africa, the situation is more ominous. Almost ...