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Africa Hiv Malaria Tb

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

President Bush Has Significantly Increased Aid to Africa, Including Funding for HIV/AIDS, Malaria, According to New Statistics

U.S. humanitarian and development aid to Africa under the Bush administration has increased from $1.4 billion annually in 2001 to $4 billion annually, according to statistics released recently by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Gates Foundation, South Africa Link to Combat HIV, TB, Malaria

This article was reported by Mail & Guardian . The Mail & Guardian reported that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates Foundation) would partner with South Africa's Medical Research Council's Strategic Health Innovation... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Anglican Churches Announce Five-Year, $2.2 Million Plan to Combat HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria in Africa

The Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa on Thursday announced a five-year, $2.2 million plan to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria on the continent, VOA News reports. The plan's foremost priority is to combat HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV and Malaria prevention medication

Hello, just a question, I have plans to travel to Africa, I was recommended to take anti-malaria medications to prevent malaria infection while travelling. I take Combivir and Sustiva, is there a side effect or problem by taking an preventive...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many of the standard drugs like chloroquine or doxycycline or mefloquine are usually OK with your HIV meds. Which drugs need to be used depends on the region you are traveling to. KH... Read more »

Blood Tests in West Africa/HIV1 vs HIV2

Working as an ex-pat in West Africa blood tests are a way of life due to exposure to malaria. I have had a number of blood tests and clean needles have been used in all cases. One thing I have noticed is the technicians do not wear gloves. Also...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.First of all, if the needles that are being used are sterile needles, and arenot being re-used, there is no risk of HIV transmission.In terms of the technicians not using gloves, there are two problems I seewith this. If... Read more »

Is Malaria an early symptom of HIV?

Hi, I fell ill with malaria a month and one week after I was possibly exposed to HIV? Is this an early symptom??...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,HIV and Malaria are two completely different infections (i.e. Malaria is <b>not</b> an early symptom of HIV). If you were at risk for HIV, it's a good idea to get tested at the three month point.Hope this... Read more »

Effect of Malaria on HIV POZ

Hi Doc,I live in the tropics. Our regular ailment is malaria from mosquito bites. I ave it from time to time, kindly tell me the effect on my HIV positive status? Does malaria treatment deplete the CD4 count? Thanks a million....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.HIV has an effect on malaria and malaria has an effect on HIV disease. I'll post a link below that discussed these relationships. It's important to treat both illnesses aggressively and to understand possible drug-drug interactions.... Read more »
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Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Where Are the Data?
If four million South Africans are HIV positive, President Mbeki should demand that all four million HIV antibody test results be submitted to him immediately.

Neenyah Ostrom -- 09/26/2001

A high-profile argument has erupted between... Read more »

HIV pozz in South Africa

Posted by pozz_in_SA, 1 Reply
Are there any other guys from SA that visit this site? Read more »

HIV Suuport groups in South Africa Johannesburg

Posted by K8S
I have been googling support groups in South Africa and really could not find any.Is there any body here from Johannesburg in South Africa.And would really ove to now how to find a good HIV specialist in my area.Diagonised Marc this year and would... Read more »

An article about HIV stats in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, allot of attention has been focused on AIDS in Africa. Since most people can not be there to see for themselves what is happening, I believe it is very important to read other peoples reports about what is happening their rather than relying... Read more »