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Access To Hiv Medication In Africa

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
AIDS Treatment News

Africa: Children's Access to Prophylaxis May Improve After Medical Study, New WHO Recommendations

[Note: AIDS Treatment News published this article to provide background for activists who might want to help support the political will to make this long-delayed, lifesaving treatment available to those who need it. --┬áJohn S. James] On November... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Relief Group Seeks Access to New HIV Drug in Africa

On Wednesday, Doctors Without Borders (DWB) called on Abbott Laboratories Inc. to make its new formulation of Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) available in developing countries, especially those in Africa. The new version of Kaletra is in tablet form,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

With Malnutrition in Africa Decreasing Effectiveness of Antiretrovirals, Program Provides Food Access to HIV-Positive People

Some health workers in Africa are finding that hunger and malnutrition among HIV-positive people are decreasing the effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs, the Wall Street Journal reports. Throughout the developed world, it is standard practice to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv from needle prick in africa

HiI am currently voluntering in Kenya and I was working with some ladies on a bag making project we run. I took a needle from one of them and it pricked my skin. I did not notice any bleeding after. I am concerned that I may have contracted Hiv if...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:HIV does not live well outside of the body. The needle would need to have gone deep enough to allow access to the bloodstream. It's also not likely that the tip of the non-hollow needle would have enough blood to transmit the virus.... Read more »

HIV and South Africa

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am HIV positive but the virus has been undetectable according to my blood tests for nearly 8 years (I was diagnosed in 1999). I have been on Sustiva which I take daily (one pill). My question is that I am planning a trip to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The information you requested, or at least how to get it, was waiting for you in the archives. See below.Bon voyage.Dr. BobResearch on HIV and Travel Restrictions (ON THE ROAD WITH HIV) (TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS)Mar 30, 2008 The other day I asked you... 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. I would contact the... Read more »

HIV medication in Africa

Hi Doc, the mother of my three-year-old son tested positive and now she's very sick. My concern is that our ARVs here in Africa are ineffective when compared to the ones that are used by developed countries such as the US. How can I get the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
HIV meds manufactured outside the US (say in India), have been determined to have the same potency and activity as those made in the US. Regimens used in Africa provided by pharma companies to government and nongovernment agencies have proven to be... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV-1, HIV-2, and Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I have been reading posts for a few days and there seems to be alot of knowledgable people on this board. Does anyone here know if HIV-2 is common in the United States? And, if you are infected with HIV-2 and not HIV-1, would your Home Access... Read more »

home access again

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does home acces test for hiv 2 or just hiv 1

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Access to drugs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi! I'm trying to get a more realistic feel for people's access to anti-HIV medications and health care. To what extent does your private insurance and/or Medicare cover your medications/health care, and if you have no insurance, how do you get... Read more »

South Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Check out these articles at The Daily Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. March 14 2000

The dissident view

There is no clarity about what is meant by HIV or Aids, so they are lumped... Read more »