1. To improve health literacy and patient  self-advocacy by providing patient-friendly educational information to HIV-positive people and their clinicians about ways to improve HIV treatment response, side effects, and quality of life
  2. To advocate for ethical and compassionate research protocols in the areas of HIV treatment, HIV cure, aging,  side effect management, and complementary therapies

PoWeR's main tools to achieve its mission are:
Nelson Vergel is the author of "Testosterone: A Man's Guide" and co-author of the book "Built to Survive", and the founder of the Body Positive Wellness Clinic in Houston
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Nelson Vergel's HIV Blog

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A collection of Flyers and Brochures that have a wealth of pertinent information for you to review.

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Read some testimonials about Nelson Vergels PoWeR program for wellness restoration

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it valuable.  Our goal is to disseminate  information difficult to find in other sources.
Comprehensive information about ways to improve lean body mass and manage lipodystrophy in HIV.


Web site designed to provide patient-friendly information about access to treatment for patients with HIV multidrug resistance.
Comprehensive unbiased information and discussions of reconstruction options for HIV facial wasting and related metabolic syndromes.
PoWeR is currently providing consultation, technical expertise, and development work for the
administrative set-up of:

a community clinic in Houston that will expand HIV research in the Houston area.

Previous incubator projects include:
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The largest internet discussion group about HIV related health issues, with over 2300 members. Free subscription.


Our Blog:
"Activism related issues that have been important for PoWeR" 
National lecture tours / Expert Speakers on Nutrition, Exercise, Hormonal Therapies, lipodystrophy, side effect management, and treatments for multi-drug-resistant virus and other cutting edge issues in HIV. Expert resource for TheBody.com


Technical Support, Consultations and Advice in the Startup and Development of Wellness Centers.
¡Fortalecete Y Vive!
Click here for the Spanish translation of the book Built to Survive ( Hage un Click aqui para la traduccíon en Español del libro built to survive-fortalecete Y sobrevive)


Houston Buyers Club
Live Consortium

POZ retreat in Colorado: Shadowcliff HIV Retreat   Find out about the Poz Cruise Retreat by visiting the official Web site of the cruise for gay men or the cruise for straight folks.

More information about PoWeR's founder.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PoWeR Releases Groundbreaking Lipodystrophy Resources for HIV-Positive People Click Here
Ask the Experts about Nutrition and Exercise
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