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Aid And Hiv Public Health Assistance In Sub-saharan Africa

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recruitment of Health Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa Weakening Health Systems, Inhibiting Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS, Article Says

The practice of recruiting trained health personnel from sub-Saharan Africa to work in developed nations is weakening health infrastructures and undermining efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in the region, according to an article published in the Feb. 23... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS, UNICEF, International NGOs Devise New Plan to Assist AIDS Orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa

UNAIDS and UNICEF , along with international nongovernmental organizations and donor groups, during a two-day meeting in Geneva have agreed to a new strategy to assist AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa, Agence France-Press reports ( Agence... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African HIV/AIDS Assistance Programs Might Cause Some People to Sacrifice Health for Benefits, Aid Workers Say

South African aid workers are concerned that some HIV/AIDS assistance programs might have the "unexpected downside" of "perverse incentives," in which people might sacrifice their health in order to qualify for job programs, food and other benefits,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Medical Student in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Work Continues

Dear Dr. Bob,I am a medical student working on a PMTCT Project in Southern Africa for the summer. My project involves developmental assessments of the children in our project. It is a wonderful project to be a part of, and I am very happy to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Canadian Who Cares.I absolutely agree with the infectious disease specialist you consulted: PEP is not medically necessary. I would not have prescribed it. Potent antiretrovirals used for PEP should not be used as a "psychological... Read more »

Should I tell if I know someone that works in my school has HIV/aides?

I was told by a teacher last year that he had HIV. I didn't really think anything of it other than to sympathize with him. I did not tell my principal. I have been around people who are HIV positive and didn't think anything of it. It...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Do you have a grievance procedure? Do you belong to a union? Is there a school administrator to whom you can go with a grievance about this discipline--and a warning about the school's liability? If the principal is acting according to your... Read more »

dr. dave- financial aid?

Dr. Wohl,Regards to all your great work! Dr. Wohl, is there any way to get some type of assistance to aid one in buying products as megace, oxandrin, or serotism? They are all too expensive for most of us to afford? How can you afford therapy?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Much depends on where you live and your financial status. In some states in the US, state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) will cover some of these medications. If not, the companies that make these drugs may be willing to help. Additionally,... 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 »
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How to fight HIV - Public Health Reform

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
http://www.monthlyreview.org/nfte0904.htm
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~josephwd/Cuba/delaVega.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2014854&dopt=Abstract

Many won't like this but I think... Read more »

cities with financial and housing assistance for hiv+

Posted by positive2741, 6 Replies
Me and my bf are both positive and were looking to move to somewhere with better assistance and programs for people with hiv. We currently stay in ms and Memphis,TN area and have had very bad luck over the past 4 years finding and keeping jobs in... Read more »

Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
I am retired due to hiv/aids and other conditions. I am too sick to work but not sick enough to die. I want to move somewhere in the US (or even out of country if that's possible anymore). I make about 58.000 USD per year on SSDI + disability... Read more »

Nursing Assistant with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Nursing Assistant that is HIV+. All of my Coworkers know and some of the families of my residents know nd it was hard at first. I was constintly reminded that I have HIV and that I have to be extra careful. Well I was always careful and I... Read more »