Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. People affected can suffer chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points. More women than men are affected. There are medications that can help along with lifestyle changes and stress management.
It's estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, but about 15 percent of them don't know they're infected. That's a problem. An estimated 38,700 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2016. Those are the latest numbers from HIV.gov. A diagnosis today is far different than a decade ago thanks to new drugs. Moreover, there's treatment to prevent infecting a partner who's not positive.
When a loved one is suffering and there's no treatment what do you do? For Trista and Patti Shultes, there was no question -- become activists. Trista's husband Dan, who is Patti's son, suffers from ALS. There is no treatment to stop the progression of this deadly, neurological disease. What the Shultes want is right-to-try legislation to include ALS patients.