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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
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

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

AIDS Protest in Albany

61 people were arrested at the state capitol Tuesday as they protested for more funding for AIDS services. Protesters criticized the Pataki administration, saying its proposed budget would cut $18 million in treatment and outreach programs. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

AIDS Rate High in the Adirondacks

The development of more successful AIDS drugs means people with the disease are living longer, healthier lives. The downside is that the population of AIDS and HIV patients is increasing as well. A health clinic network in the Adirondacks is working to help people in rural areas find better treatment. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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