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African Children With Hiv

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Children and HIV

...medical care while they are pregnant. It also happens where ARVs are not available, where new mothers feed their babies breast milk, or where blood for transfusions is not always screened. How Are Children Different? Children's immune systems are still developing. They have a different response to HIV infection. CD4 cell counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) and viral load counts (see Fact Sheet 125 ) are higher than in adults. An infant's...
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Im doing an essay for a collage class and in tryin to disprove the fact that Hiv in the Afican Community is souly cause by male to male sexual intercorse could you please give me a few other leading cause to research more
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you. However, if HIV/AIDS was solely caused by male-to-male sexual transmission, how would someone explain all the HIV-positive African women and children??? In Africa, HIV-sexual transmission is primarily heterosexual. This is well supported by... Read more »

IV risk of infection in a remote African hospital

Hi Dr. Bob: My wife has been in Tanzania/Kenya helping out a several children's homes (orphanages) over the last month. While there she contracted malaria (she was taking Malarone but got Malaria still). She had to be hospitalized in a remote part...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mark,A three-month HIV-antibody test would provide a definitive result. Latex condoms can be used for penetrative sex during the three-month window Read more »

Devasted my child tested positive

Dear Dr Bob,Compliments for 2009 am okay just devasted my little boy has tested postive but he is doing well from 17 to 68 within 3months starting treatment, l dont get much infor on children on the website can you may refer me to any as l would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also happens where ARVs are not available, or where blood for transfusions is not always screened. How Are Children Different?Children's immune systems are still developing. They have a different response to HIV infection. CD4 cell counts (see... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...malaria and tuberculosis. In 2006, Obama traveled to Kenya and, along with his wife Michelle, took an HIV/AIDS test to encourage African men and women to be tested for the disease. Obama believes in working across party lines to combat this... Read more »
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International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Chicago Religious Community Joins to Raise Money for African Children with HIV/AIDS

...in AIDS Care (IAPAC) today announced that communities of faith across Chicago have joined in a fundraising appeal to support African children living with HIV/AIDS. The program is called "One Child. One Life." "My colleagues and I are convinced... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nearly 7% of Young South African Children HIV-Positive, Study Says

...and AIDS Research in Cape Town, South Africa (Matomela, BuaNews , 5/12). The study, which was funded by the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and the Nelson Mandela Foundation , is a further analysis of data collected for the 2002 Nelson... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Children With HIV/AIDS Face Disadvantages, Receive Little Attention, Advances in Treatment

...made into pediatric formulas, do not come in syrup form and have few dosing guidelines, according to the Globe and Mail . "Kids are not on the radar screen; they're not even thought of," Richard Marlink, scientific director for treatment and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Profiles Founder of South African Camp for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

...need." WorldCamps in December 2003 opened Camp Sizanani -- which means "helping each other" in Zulu -- with the aim of providing African children with HIV/AIDS education and "their first taste of endless days of planned, fun-filled activities,"... Read more »
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International HIV/AIDS Project Coordinator

Posted by Anonymous
...The African Child Foundation is a registered NGO based in Kampala, Uganda. The mission of the Foundation is to help the children whose parents Read more »

Questions to really think about.......

Posted by Overstressed, 3 Replies
...1. What role should organized religion place in HIV/AIDS prevention? 2.What do you do,personaly to prevent transmission of HIV? 3. Do you feel race has impact on HIV infection? Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...whom are unaware of their infection. The epidemic is growing most rapidly among minority populations and is a leading killer of African-American males ages 25 to 44. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS affects... Read more »

lonely in southern africa trying to live with HIV

Posted by africanbeauty, 4 Replies
...find someone i can chat with here. this is my 3rd year poz - it caused the breakup of my marriage. anyhow, i am a 38 year old african beauty living in africa -and i am lonely - would like to meet other african poz professionals women or men so we... Read more »