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Positive Living December 2006

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Many faces, different stories

Positive Living article — Thursday, 21 December 2006

The 19th World AIDS Day was marked across Australia on December 1, with speeches, concerts, and warnings about increasing numbers of new infections. read more »

Tags: involvement of positive people, World AIDS Day


US plans to ease HIV travel restrictions

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 21 December 2006

In a statement to mark World AIDS Day, US President George W. Bush has announced an easing of the long-standing rule barring HIV-positive people from travelling to the United States. read more »

Using HIV to fight HIV

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 21 December 2006

US researchers have reported that an experiment using a genetically-modified HIV virusA small infective organism which is incapable of reproducing outside a host cell. worked better than expected, suggesting a possible new way of combating HIVread more »


ASHM 2006: Strategies for coping with multiple drug resistance

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 21 December 2006

Finding effective treatment options for people who have taken many treatments and have multiple resistanceHIV which has mutated and is less susceptible to the effects of one or more anti-HIV drugs is said to be resistant. mutations continues to be a significant challenge for HIV clinicians, and their patients. read more »

ASHM 2006: Spotlight on Sculptra

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 21 December 2006

The annual conference of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHMAustralasian Society for HIV Medicine. The peak Australasian organisation representing the medical and health sector in HIV/AIDS and related areas. ) was held in Melbourne in November. This article summarises some key developments. read more »

Q and A on welfare changes

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 21 December 2006

There are now three different categories of people on the Disability Support Pension depending on when they were placed on it. This article examines the effect of the changes on each of these groups. read more »

New tricks

Positive Living article • Kirsty Machon • 21 December 2006

Two new drugs have recently become available through the Special Access SchemeBefore a drug has been approved, manufacturers often provide the drug free of charge to people who cannot participate in a clinical trial and who meet certain criteria under a Special Access Scheme (SAS). , providing people with limited treatment options two important new possibilities. KIRSTY MACHON reports. read more »



Exploring the HIV net

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 21 December 2006

The internet is a great source of information about HIV/AIDS and a great way to connect with others, but not all the information and people on the net can be trusted. What are some useful HIV/AIDS sites? read more »

News Briefs

News and Treatments Briefs

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 21 December 2006

HIV-related news in brief from the December 2006 edition of Positive Livingread more »

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