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When It Comes to HIV and Fatigue, Nurses Have a Role in Breaking the Cycle

While there is not yet an app for helping patients to manage their fatigue, nurses can help patients get out of the house by finding a physical activity they enjoy.

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An Underused Strategy for Surge in STDs: Treat Patients' Partners Without a Doctor Visit

If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the reason: Their partners have re-infected them.

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Primary Care Doctors 'Not Doing Enough' to Curb STDs

As rates of sexually transmitted diseases surge, public health officials want physicians to step up screening and treatment of patients.

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Getting Real on Smoking and HIV Prevention

Lilianna Angel Reyes writes about what works and doesn't work for helping people to quit smoking, while drawing lessons from the HIV prevention world.

As Women of Color Age, What Are Their HIV and Mental Health Needs? Img

As Women of Color Age, What Are Their HIV and Mental Health Needs?

Tonya Taylor, Ph.D., a specialist in sexual health, walks us through the changes and challenges that can affect women of color who are aging with HIV or become positive later in life.

Top 10 Things Public Health Practitioners, Government Policymakers and Community Advocates Need to Do to Move to the End of HIV and HCV Img

Top 10 Things Public Health Practitioners, Government Policymakers and Community Advocates Need to Do to Move to the End of HIV and HCV

When NASTAD Executive Director Murray Penner spoke at the closing plenary of the HIV Forum for Collaborative HIV Research National Summit, he stressed that, despite considerable progress against the dual epidemics of HIV and HCV, challenges remain --...

The Cynical Connectedness of Gilead's Hepatitis C Pricing and Anti-Diversion Policies Img

The Cynical Connectedness of Gilead's Hepatitis C Pricing and Anti-Diversion Policies

Gilead has devised a strategy to extract maximum profits, suggests policy analyst Brook Baker. He urges us not to blame governments and force taxpayers to create more pharmaceutical wealth, and instead calls for action to ensure access for all at an ...

5 ID/HIV Things to Be Grateful for This Holiday Season Img

5 ID/HIV Things to Be Grateful for This Holiday Season

I was speaking with a British colleague the other day, and she was remarking how jealous she was that we get a Thanksgiving holiday each year. Starting with a long whine (or moan, as they would say) about the pressures, commercialization, cost, and r...

HIV and Sexual Function in Women Over 50: A Blog Entry by Bethsheba Johnson, G.N.P.-B.C., A.A.H.I.V.S. Img

HIV and Sexual Function in Women Over 50: A Blog Entry by Bethsheba Johnson, G.N.P.-B.C., A.A.H.I.V.S.

"How do we as clinical practitioners proceed with our HIV-positive women over 50 who report sexual dysfunction? Do we tell them they are just 'frigid,' as women in general were told decades ago?" nurse practitioner Bethsheba Johnson asks in our "HIV ...

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The Fair Pricing Coalition Expresses Dismay at the Price of Merck's Newly Approved Hepatitis C Drug

On May 13, 2011, the FDA approved Merck's Victrelis (boceprevir), the first new drug for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection to come to market in almost ten years. The United States Department of Health and Human Services estimates tha...