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Dachel Media Update: Australia, Autism Rate and Vaccine Mandates

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs. Aug 25, 2015, ABC News...

Skills for Living Well With Diabetes

Can you have a good life with diabetes? Depends on how you handle it. I talked with some people who manage diabetes well and learned some of their attitudes and skills... The post Skills for Living Well With Diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

Potential HIV Vaccine Not As Effective As Thought

A vaccine to prevent the transmission of simian HIV has been shown to be less effective than previously believed, calling into question beliefs about how an HIV vaccine might work. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Inhaled Insulin and Needle Avoidance

A new study of inhaled insulin shows its effectiveness — and that it's being touted as a way to avoid injections. How much weight should needle avoidance be given in choosing a therapy? The post Inhaled Insulin and Needle Avoidance appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

The Disturbing Relationship Between Sleep, Depression, and Suicide

Scientists take a new look at the relationship between sleep and depression. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

The Part of California With the Highest AIDS-Related Deaths May Surprise You

Turns out cities you'd expect to have high death rates, like San Francisco and Los Angeles, simply don't. read more

WATCH: This Gorgeous Music Video With Gay Interracial Couples in Love

The video pairs beautiful music to the dancing of same-sex and opposite-sex couples. read more

Review and Highlights from Vaccine Whistleblower by Kevin Barry

By Dr. William H. Gaunt Scientific fraud is revealed by CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson in the new book Vaccine Whistleblower by lawyer Kevin Barry. Here are a few highlights: “Current supporters of today's vaccine program quote as fact research...

Face It: There Is An Autism Epidemic

By Lisa Wiederlight, Executive Director, SafeMinds No matter how many times you repeat a lie, you cannot make it true. No matter how much you want something in front of your face not to be real, you cannot make it...

A Month of Superheroes: Georgia Arnold/MTV Staying Alive

Georgia, Gwenn and me in 2010 Georgia Arnold is the Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which fights HIV globally by funding youth-led programs. Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate to see what they can accomplish firsthand, since I’m on the SAF Board. (Full disclosure- I help good people help good […]

A Month of Superheroes: Ryan White

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White CARE Act. This federal program has provided so many services to the HIV/AIDS community. Much thanks goes to Ryan White, who passed to spirit in 1990, and his mother Jeanne for their role in changing the way people viewed HIV. Ryan White’s legacy lives on to […]

A Month of Superheroes: John Oliver

The new issue of POZ is out, entitled “Suppression Superheroes”. You can check it out by clicking here. Inspired by this issue, I want to spend the next month highlighting some folks who I deem to be superheroes among us. They’ll range from people I’ve met in flesh in blood, to people who I’ve merely […]

Merce- Original HIV Comedy Series!

Now that 40 has sunk in, and I have recovered from my birthday festivities, I wanted to post an entry about one of my favorite new things: Merce! It’s so over-the-top campy and kind-hearted, with a story that is centered around the middle-aged Merce, an HIV positive man living in New York City. The episodes […]

Stephen Gendin, 15 Years Later

(This blog post was originally published on August 1, 2010. Today marks 15 years since Stephen passed. – SD) ————————— Ten years ago I was getting a few emails from a friend about a special party for a positoid pal who “wasn’t doing too well”.  But I couldn’t imagine the Stephen I knew- blue, red, […]

Minor Injury Leads to Major MS Relapse

“If you prick us, do we not bleed?” asks Shylock in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. To which I reply, “Yes… and then get an infection, and then all hell breaks loose!” On Saturday, August 15, I was readying a bag of rubbish for the bin man and in doing so cut my finger on a [...]

Keeping Memory Alive With Diabetes

We all know that forgetting is frequently a part of aging. But for those of us who have diabetes, the prospect of Alzheimer's disease is not a joke... The post Keeping Memory Alive With Diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

Why Can't I Stop Barebacking?

When it comes to sex, I too often throw caution to the wind. read more

Common Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics

Antibiotics are the most common form of medication prescribed all across the world. The therapeutic action of an antibiotic is desirable but it is often accompanied with different unwanted reactions or side effects. When taken in prescribed dose, antibiotics are more or less safe with no or very few side effects. However, just like other […]

AIDSinfo Releases New Edition of HIV/AIDS Glossary Featuring the Addition of Images

AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers access to many Federal HIV-related resources, including the AIDSinfo Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms, a guide to help people understand the complex terminology of HIV/AIDS. The glossary includes definitions in English and Spanish for more than 700 HIV/AIDS-related terms. The latest edition of...

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