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One reason good nutrition is important to AIDS/HIV patients: a common side effect of antiretroviral medications such as Atripla is the loss of minerals from bone.
One reason good nutrition is important to AIDS/HIV patients: a common side effect of antiretroviral medications such as Atripla is the loss of minerals from bone.

Nutrition program to help HIV/AIDS patients stay healthier

Advancements in AIDS treatment means that people with the illness are living longer than ever. That means they need to take better care of their long-term health. A new program for AIDS patients in the North Country focuses on improving their nutrition.  Go to full article
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Van to provide mobile HIV, STD testing in North Country

A new mobile testing unit for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases will offer confidential services for residents of Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties. The Syracuse-based group AIDS Community Resources unveiled the van Tuesday at a news conference at the Thompson Park zoo in Watertown. Joanna Richards has the story.  Go to full article
Ruth Garner and Anne Malone
Ruth Garner and Anne Malone

StoryCorps: A Potsdam mother remembers her son

StoryCorps is an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. At permanent StoryCorps booths in New York and mobile booths traveling the country, history is being captured daily. Last July, when a StoryCorps mobile booth stopped in Canton, its visitors included Anne Malone, who interviewed her friend, former Potsdam mayor Ruth Garner. Garner remembers her son, a doctor in San Francisco, who died of AIDS in the early 80's.  Go to full article
Cast members of the play written by SUNY Potsdam senior Lexy Nistico rehearse their dance scene
Cast members of the play written by SUNY Potsdam senior Lexy Nistico rehearse their dance scene

Preview: More than a Red Ribbon

Today is World AIDS Day, and to show the seriousness of how HIV/AIDS impacts those with and without the virus, SUNY-Potsdam senior Lexy Nistico has written and directed a play. More than a Red Ribbon will be presented tonight, Saturday and Sunday (5pm) in the Dunn Dance Theatre. The play is free and open to everyone. Todd Moe spoke with some of the cast members.  Go to full article

Preview: First Frost AIDS Walk

NCPR is Media Sponsor for the 7th Annual First Frost AIDS Walk at Thompson Park in Watertown this Sunday afternoon. Registration is at noon and the walk steps off at 1:00 pm. AIDS Community Resources spokesman Wil Murtaugh says in Upstate New York more than 28,768 people have been diagnosed with AIDS. He told Todd Moe that all the money raised Sunday goes to support Adolescent Prevention Programs in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties.  Go to full article

Preview: First Frost AIDS Walk in Watertown

The 6th annual First Frost AIDS Walk will be Sunday, October 16th at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park in Watertown. Money raised at the event will help support the Teen AIDS Task Force program and client support services. Todd Moe talks with Jennifer Kahn, an HIV Educator at AIDS Community Resources, in Watertown.  Go to full article
The Reverend Maurice and Thandi Munthali. Maurice is pastor of Saint Andrews CCAP Church in Malawi, Livingstonia Synod. (photo: Presbyterian Church USA)
The Reverend Maurice and Thandi Munthali. Maurice is pastor of Saint Andrews CCAP Church in Malawi, Livingstonia Synod. (photo: Presbyterian Church USA)

Malawi Pastor Shares Stories of AIDS Pandemic

AIDS is out of control in most of Africa. Almost 30 million people are infected in the countries of southern Africa alone. About one fifth of Malawi's adults have HIV/AIDS. A staggering 2.5 million of the country's 12.5 million people are infected. AIDS is the single biggest factor that keeps Malawi one of the poorest countries in the world. It robs its economy of its most productive workers. After losing three of his own brothers and their wives to the AIDS pandemic, the Reverend Maurice Munthali and his wife, Thandie, with three of their own children, adopted his brothers' 12 children. Pastor Munthalie toured the North Country earlier this month, visiting church and community leaders from Watertown to Plattsburgh, with a message of grace and hope. He spoke by phone with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Photos by Adam Wheeler
Photos by Adam Wheeler

Ice Climbing for Confidence

Braving the chill and playing outdoors is a great way to stay fit and avoid the winter blues. It can also build self-confidence and mental strength. A St. Lawrence County based program called North Country Adolescent Outreach uses outdoor adventures to build self-esteem in troubled teens and train them to share their strengths with other kids. David Sommerstein went ice climbing with a group on Azure Mountain and has our story.  Go to full article

Pataki Refuses to Release Member Item Funds

Governor George Pataki is refusing to release funds for legislative member items, saying they were allocated unconstitutionally. Groups that provide services for people with AIDS and HIV say they rely on some of that money, and are worried about the delay that the dispute is causing. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Black/Puerto Rican Lawmakers Ask Pataki to Restore AIDS Funding

Members of the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus have joined with provider groups to ask that funding for AIDS and HIV treatment cut by Governor Pataki be restored. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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