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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful
Ask the Experts

How effective is Viraday compared with Atripla?

I have been on Atripla as the the only drug for Aids for the past two years with no side effects to speak of. My doctor questioned if Viraday was as effective as Atripla. I will be going on Medicare soon and will have to pay out of pocket for my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Viraday is a combination of Viread, Emtriva and Sustiva; the same components and the exact same dosages that are in Atripla. In essence Viraday is the generic formulation of Atripla. I see no difficulty in switching from Atripla to Viraday.Good... Read more »

Stress Related Side Effects?

Good morning,Firstly, thank you for this wonderful site. For me here in South Africa it has been a valuable source of information over the years. It has become my "Holy Grail" for information and it is the first place that I turn to for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...some intriguing but not definitive studies linking stress to more problems with HIV and its treatment. Many more subtle side effects are seen more often with older HIV regimens (unfortunately) than with newer regimens (particularly relating to... 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 ARVs...
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
...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 effective. Read more »

right meds for HIV

Have a relative, the meds they are on are contrimoxazole & stalanev. what is the data on these 2 & also side effects to be aware of, & how they side effects can be managed? Thanks,Africa
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Contrimoxazole I believe is a sulfa antibiotic that is used to prevent a wide range of HIV/AIDS related infections. It is usually well tolerated. Stalanev is the combination of zidovudine + lamivudine (AZT + 3TC) that Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/AllAfrica.com Examines Effect of Drought on HIV-Positive People in Kenya's Makunei District

... IRIN/AllAfrica.com on Wednesday examined the effect of drought conditions on HIV-positive people living in Kenya's Makueni district. The region Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Concludes Africa Trip With Stop in Nigeria; Sees Effects of HIV/AIDS in Person

...levels that have rocked" other African countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, but advocates are concerned about the effect the disease could have in West Africa ( Agence France-Presse , 7/12). According to a CIA study released last... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Food Program Asks for $404 Million to Mitigate Food Shortages, Effects of HIV/AIDS on Food Production in Southern Africa

...remaining 33% would be used for food relief. "If we don't step in now with support, there's a very real danger that Southern Africa will descend into a perpetual cycle of tragedy, with children missing out on education and vital agricultural... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Envoy for Southern Africa Touring Region to Examine Effects of HIV/AIDS, Food Shortages, Government Policies

...11-day tour of Zambia, Botswana, Malawi and Zimbabwe to examine the impact of HIV/AIDS, the threat of food shortages and the effects of poor governance in the region, BBC News reports. Morris, who was appointed to the position in July 2002... Read more »
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Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...reduced by 60 per cent if the men were circumcised. A study published last month calculated that if all men in sub-Saharan Africa were circumcised, it would prevent almost six million new cases of HIV infection and save three million lives over... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern Africa

Posted by Anonymous
...interpersonal skills, initiative, project planning skills and analytical ability are essential, as is the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively, whether it is working with VSO staff and volunteers, liasing with partners and donors,... Read more »

Safe, Natural & Effective HIV/AIDS Treatment

Posted by MICA_INC, 1 Reply
...of CHARGE, IF they qualify and are in the sponsored MM-1 Clinical Trials Study? MM-1 is the alternative, natural, safe and effective treatment for HIV/AIDS, used Internationally, since 1987 on over 10,000 patients. The Pre-Clinical and... Read more »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...genome, due to exposure to a toxin like DDT, causing false positive results? Without clinical trials that attempt to measure the effects of all these agents on the genome and on results obtained on the HIV antibody test, the estimate of 4.2-4.7... Read more »