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Access To Hiv Medication In Africa

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS as well as HIV+ men. Although treatment seemsto work as well in women, in some cases, the side effects may differ: Rashes: Researchers say that HIV+ womenare more likely than men to experience skin rashes from HIV medications. Liver problems: Women are more likelyto experience liver problems as a medication side effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune...
Ask the Experts

switching medication

i had been on strocrin and combivir for 4 years and the virus was undetectable but my cd4 count and viral count been worringly very low. My doctor put me on atripla and the cd4 and viral count shot up is good news. the bad news is there...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Switching back to Combivir from Truvada would most often maintain the same level of HIV control/suppression but its seems possible that your CD4 count may decrease. Generic Truvada is becoming more widely available Read more »

Don't forget your friends in Africa! We also need drugs!

Dear Sir-I am a young woman from Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and I have recently been diagnosed with HIV. I have been reading quite a bit about the exciting new drugs that are now available. Are these drugs only available to the Western World? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...growing demand -- particularly for drugs to treat opportunistic infections and for antiretroviral therapy. Yes, effective anti-HIV medications are available in Namibia, but the supply is limited, and gaining access to them can be challenging. If... Read more »

does hiv cause aids/cofactors

I came across a "denialist film" hiv fact or fraud with duesberg/thomas/shyh ching lo's theorys and dont beleive it all but have some questions.If hiv infection is spread evenly 50/50 why are 90% of aids cases male?How can hiv cause so much...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...this benefit when these drugs are stopped or viral resistance is demonstrated some still doubt what is before their eyes - that HIV causes the immunologic deterioration that leads to AIDS. In the most basic sense, such denial - and that is what... Read more »

Access to drugs in Malawi

My mother has been tested to be HIV+ and during the last year. She probably got it by caring for my two sisters who dies during the last two years. My mothers now has had several oportunistic infections. Antiretroviral drugs are avalible in private...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...My heart goes out to your mother, and the millions of others in Africa who could have access to care, but no way of paying for it. I do not know of specific programs, but there has been some progress in getting drugs donated. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Discusses Access to Antiretroviral Drugs in IRIN/ Interview

...U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis in an interview with IRIN/ that was posted on Thursday discussed the World Health Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Relief Group Seeks Access to New HIV Drug in Africa

...Kaletra is used as a second-line treatment that can be used when standard antiretrovirals are no longer effective in controlling HIV. In 2005, 6 percent of patients who had been receiving ARV treatment for three years from DWB required a switch... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Drug Access Problems in Mozambique Cannot Be Solved Solely Through Antiretroviral Plant, Health Official Says

...will just collect them." However, he added that some problems associated with antiretroviral access will remain because most HIV-positive people are not aware of their status and thus do not seek treatment. Garrido said, "It would be nice and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Lewis Urges Zambia to Adopt Clear HIV/AIDS Policy, Provide Antiretrovirals

...the end of 2005 was "in line" with the World Health Organization 's 3 by 5 Initiative , which aims to provide antiretroviral medication to three million HIV-positive people by the end of 2005 (, 1/26). During a ceremony in October... Read more »
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Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 1 Reply
...I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Read more »

HIV and immigration OUT of USA

Posted by Dizengoff, 4 Replies
...gainfully employed, and good at what I do, with a degree..etc.etc. I pay my own way... the only assistance that I have is with my medication, because I cannot afford it. But that is the only assistance I accept. Now, I understand that even if I... Read more »


Posted by Survivor
... My friend Susan Howe, a 60-year-old preachers daughter, became an AIDS activist ten years ago, after she was infected with HIV in a rape. When I asked Susan, who often tells me of the great spiritual support she got from others when she became... Read more »

About the denialists

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...denialism, has gained such currency with President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa that his administration is reluctant to expand access to antiretroviral drugs. Despite generous allocations from the country's Treasury and substantial assistance from... Read more »