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NGOs Helping With Aids In Africa

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NGOs Call for Action Against "Systematic" Rape in Africa's War Zones, Warn of Increase in HIV Cases

Women's Equity in Access to Care and Treatment on Wednesday at the XV International AIDS Conference called for action to protect and offer medical help to women and girls raped by soldiers in the Congo, Sudan and northern Ugandan war zones, AFP/... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Elusive Trail of AIDS Funds to NGOs in Africa

UNAIDS estimates that $8.3 billion will be available to fight AIDS globally from all sources in 2005, up from $6.1 billion in 2004. In Africa, where many donors prefer to fund nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), perceiving governments as corrupt,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South China Morning Post Examines How NGOs, HIV/AIDS Groups in Africa Pay Incentives to Officials Attending Seminars

The South China Morning Post on Tuesday examined how nongovernmental organizations and HIV/AIDS groups working in several African nations are paying millions of dollars in "allowance" fees and financial "motivation" to encourage government... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Cry for help from Africa - which is the least toxic cocktail?

Hi DoctorFirst let me point out that i am writing from africa and therefore i can not spare too much money for tests at this stage AND there is very limited expertise on HIV treatment and thus what i get here will most likely be more authoritative...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The chances of getting infected from a single sexual encounter (such as vaginal intercourse) are generally low (< 1%) so you most likely did not get infected from that single encounter. If you have never had an HIV test then that test will... Read more »

Cry for help from africa - will new drugs reduce resistance?

Hi DoctorFirst let me point out that i am writing from africa and therefore i can not spare too much money for tests at this stage AND there is very limited expertise on HIV treatment and thus what i get here will most likely be more authoritative...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
I cannot even guess what the chances of HIV infection would be after your exposure. I can only tell you that there is nothing about the acute HIV infection syndrome that makes it readily recognized based upon symptoms alone - even by physicians who... Read more »

Seeking help from W/Africa

Hello Dr. Young.I am currently on viramune/AZT/lamivudine (generics). I found out I was pos January 2003 when I was having my 2nd baby. I have two kids who are both -tve, both by C-section.I've been thinking of trying for another baby and wish...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Your question is difficult to answer in detail, since in the US, there are a wide variety of payer systems, ranging from self payment to private insurance, to governmental insurance plans.The specifics for you would depend... Read more »

South Africa asking for help...please... (inkow you're busy but I'd really appreciate a response..I'm so close to the edge its scaring me...:(

Dear DocThank you for the amazing work that you and your colleagues are doing. I would really appreciate a response as I am fighting my way through this period of my life and am looking for answers but none seem to be coming.My anxiety and worry...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello RM,A. No. If you had immune damage to the point you could not make specific anti-HIV antibodies, you would have end-stage AIDS and be deathly ill. (Literally at death's door!) You wouldn't be writing to me.B. See information above.C.... Read more »
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AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My name is Rachel and I am 13 years old. This is my first time at this site. I was infected with HIV at birth with that out of the way here is my question: I never realized how lucky I was to live in the USA untill my class talked about AIDS in... Read more »

UNAIDS Delegates:Africa/Europe/Latin America/N.Ame

Posted by Anonymous
AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN, EUROPE & NORTH AMERICA

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY AND FORGIVE DUPLICATION

DEADLINE: 14 APRIL 2006

Background

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has vacancies on the NGO Delegation of its Programme... Read more »

I need a HIV Specialist in DURBAN, South Africa

Posted by Christa1, 1 Reply
Does anyone know a good doctor who specialises on HIV/AIDS, in Durban, South Africa. The doctor I have been with is emigrating and I need to find a doctor who knows what he is talking about, and who is familiar wit processes and procedure. I have ... Read more »

Petition for PWA in South Africa

Posted by Jenfer23
You can help make medication available to people with AIDS in South Africa by signing the petition on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) [Doctors Without Borders] website at http://www.msf.org by April 15.

The petition calls on 39 pharmaceutical... Read more »