Ryan White Program Newsletters

The program publishes a quarterly newsletter, path (positive approach to health). Each issue contains articles written by members of the CAMC Ryan White Program's care team.

Review the index below to see the articles in each issue.  Click on the link to read the newsletter on-line or to print the issue on your computer.

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2013

Spring

  • Choose to become pregnant with HIV
  • WV Rainbow  Run 5K
  • Affordable Care Act preventive services for women

2012

 Spring

  • A man, a monkey and the birth of the AIDS epidemic
  • Free, confidential testing locations

Fall

  • Talking to teens about HIV
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Osteoporosis and HIV

2011

Spring

  • Black Swan & HIV by Shan Decker
  • Bipolar Disorder by Laura Wilhelm, PhD
  • "Pawsitive" Power of Pets
  • Take the test!
  • Avoid these common condom mistakes

Fall 

  • The State of HIV testing laws in West Virginia by Christine Teague, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVE
  • Take the Test!
  • Free Rapid HIV Testing Locations
  • CAMC Ryan White Clinic FAQs
  • Remembering the Past for the Future by Linda Davis, MSW

2010

Winter

  • Aging with HIV by Laura Wilhelm, PhD
  • Taking It Step by Step: An Interview with Dorothy and Lizabeth  - article from WORLD Newsletter, a publication of Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (www.womenhiv.org)
  • Never Too Old

2009

Summer

  • Smoke Signals by Eric Watts
  • Pack Your Toolbox by Laura Wilhelm, PhD
  • Just the Facts by Yvonne Lane, RN
  • How To Kill Your T Cells Without Really Trying by Richard Ferri

Spring

  • Stick to the Program by Carrie E. Jeffers, PharmD
  • Changing your HIV Regimen
  • Why You Need Antibiotics when Your CD4 Count is Low by Lisa Robinson, PharmD
  • Living in the Wreckage of My Future by Richard S. Ferri

2008

Spring 2008

  • Welcome Dr. Christy Treadway and Kristina Childers, MSN, APRN-BC
  • What is Fatigue?
  • Make time for a "mini" break by Amy Webster, PhD
  • What you need to know about MRSA by Chris Stiltner, PharmD
  • Gonorrhea: It's nothing to "clap" about! by Shelda Martin, MD, AAHIVS, FACP

Summer

  • Rejected because of your HIV status?  It's their loss by Jack Degnan
  • Where are we in the quest for an HIV Vaccine?  by Dara Seybold, MAA
  • Standing by by Pam LeRose
  • C'est la HIVie by M.E.

Fall

  • The Gift of Forgiveness by Laura Wilhelm, PhD
  • Life Expectancy with HIV increases dramatically
  • What is an HIV Peer Educator/Advocate and What Can One Do For You? by Christine Teague, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
  • Wanted: a Sense of Humor and A Friendly Ear by M.E, Ryan White Program's Peer Educator.

2006

Summer

  • Should I tell my children about my HIV/AIDS? by Randy Augustine, LCSW
  • The benefits of exercise by Laura Wilhelm, PhD
  • Did you just learn that you're HIV-positive?
  • Women and HIV by Barbara Joseph

2005

Winter

  • Dietician Joins Care Team - Jennifer Hillenbrand, RD, LD
  • Understanding Panic Attacks by Laura Wilhelm, PhD
  • Common HIV drug side effects and their management (part 3): Body shape changes and metabolic side effects: "Lipodystrophy" by Christine Teague, PharmD, MHP, BCPS
  • Sex in the City: The truth about STDs - "Herpes: It's a simplex matter" by Marla Buckley, MD

2004

Spring

  • New Ryan White Program medication guidelines by Denise Heflin-Peyton, RN
  • Common HIV drug side-effects and their management (part 1): Nausea and Diarrhea by Christine Teague, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
  • HIV and osteoporosis by Shawnea Bibb, RD, LD
  • Coping with anger by Laura Wilhelm, PhD

Summer

  • Hepatitis B and You by Shelda Martin, MD
  • Tips for more effective verbal communication by Laura Wilhelm, PhD
  • Top nine reasons to call your doctor immediately by Mark Katz, MD
  • How to get your medicine if you do not have pharmacy insurance by Denise Heflin-Peyton, RN

Fall 

  • Beating the Holiday Blues
  • Welcome Dr. Kerns and Dr. Kettler
  • Author, HIV Activist (JL King) brings tough talk to Charleston by Barbara Joseph
  • Common HIV drug side-effects and their management (part 2): Neurological and mental side effects by Christine Teague, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
  • Food safety and the holidays by Arnold K. Vaughn, MA, RD, LD
  • Local organizations provide help during the holiday season

Winter

  • CAMC Ryan White Program's "care team" has five HIV specialists by Barbara Joseph
  • It's Flu Season: how to prevent the flu, what to do if you get sick, and "cough etiquette" 
  • Understanding Lab Results
  • Excessive worrying about what others think by Laura Wilhelm, PhD

2003

Winter

  • For your mental health:  Coping with the holidays by Laura Wilhelm, PhD
  • Alternative Therapies by Christine Teague, PharmD
  • Hepatitis: an old disease in the news by Shelda Martin, MD
  • Medicaid for HIV-AIDS patients by Randy Augustine, MSW