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This Month in HIV

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"This Month in HIV" is a monthly podcast series from TheBody.com that reports on critical news in HIV. Each month, we interview prominent individuals in the HIV community about the issues that matter most in HIV treatment, prevention and activism.

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    A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

    On Nov. 10, Egrifta (tesamorelin) became the first drug approved in the U.S. to treat unusual fat gain, or lipohypertrophy, in people with HIV. In our latest episode of This Month in HIV, we talk with noted HIV researcher Daniel Berger, M.D., about how Egrifta works, who should take it, and what else we know to date about the treatment of lipohypertrophy.

  • Posted on 12 Nov 2010

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    Bone Disease & HIV/AIDS

    Bone disease is more common in HIV-positive people than in non-HIVers -- but many people don't even know they have it. In this in-depth interview, two top HIV researchers cover the basics of bone problems in HIVers: what causes them, how to find out whether you have them, and what you can do to keep your bones healthy.

  • Posted on 11 Jan 2010

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    The First Man to Be Cured of AIDS: An Update on the Amazing Story

    Last fall, newspapers around the world featured headlines about the case of a 42-year-old, HIV-positive man who was living in Berlin. Or, at least, he used to be HIV positive. He also had leukemia -- before a risky stem cell transplant not only treated the leukemia, but also made the man the first (and thus far only) person ever to be cured of his HIV infection. Our guide through this remarkable story is Jeffrey Laurence, M.D., the chief scientist at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and one of the most prominent HIV physician/researchers in the United States. Dr. Laurence talks us through the details and lays out the steps we need to take before we can succeed in our relentless search to cure HIV not just in one man, but in all HIV-positive people.

  • Posted on 22 Sep 2009

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    The Truth About HIV/AIDS Denialism

    Does HIV really exist? And if it does exist, can it cause harm? They're ridiculous questions, of course: If you're reading this, there's a 99.9 percent chance you agree that HIV does exist and it can cause harm. Yet there are a small group of people who remain willfully oblivious to the facts about HIV. They call themselves "AIDS dissidents." We in the HIV community call them "denialists." The question is: Why do these people continue to deny the truth about HIV and AIDS in the face of overwhelming evidence? In the first of a special two-part episode of our This Month in HIV podcast series, we ask these questions of clinical psychologist Seth Kalichman, Ph.D., who went underground to determine first-hand what makes AIDS denialists tick.

  • Posted on 10 Jun 2009

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    2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

    Body shape changes are among the most frustrating complications of HIV and HIV medications. Whether it's the gradual sinking of their cheeks or the sudden swelling in their midsection, some people with HIV have been largely forced to just grin and bear these problems, since there are few treatments available (and those that are available can be expensive). In the first episode of our freshly revived This Month in HIV podcast series, HIV activist and long-time survivor Nelson Vergel leads a discussion with Donald Kotler, M.D., who is an expert on metabolic complications and HIV. They'll fill us in on some of the latest updates on this important issue.

  • Posted on 01 Apr 2009

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