Category: AIDS/HIV Articles

Oct

31

AIDS Prevention and Public Policy: The Experience of Gay Males

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Although the percentage of HIV-infected individuals who are gay and bisexual men has dropped about 20% in recent years, the AIDS epidemic has been and remains a crisis of unmitigated proportions for the gay male community in the United States. Figures vary according to geographical location and population characteristics, but it is likely that 20% […]

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Oct

31

A History of Hope: The HIV Roller Coaster

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Hope is essential for all people in order to create meaning in our lives, but it is especially crucial in the depths of an epidemic. In the early days of AIDS, hope was in short supply for everyone from people with HIV disease to their caregivers and communities. As the epidemic progressed, hope emerged in […]

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Oct

31

Mental Health Aspects of Decision Making about HIV Treatments

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The proliferation of new medical options for people with HIV comes as a welcome respite. Particularly compared with the earlier days of the epidemic, HIV infection and even clinical AIDS are no longer immediate “death sentences.” Yet the very expansion of options has made treatment decision making more difficult. For many, the sense of urgency […]

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