Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Alicia Keys Effect On Aids In Africa

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
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

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
...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 »

Don't forget your friends in Africa! We also need drugs!

Dear Sir-I am a young woman from Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and I have recently been diagnosed with HIV. I have been reading quite a bit about the exciting new drugs that are now available. Are these drugs only available to the Western World? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...meet the every growing demand -- particularly for drugs to treat opportunistic infections and for antiretroviral therapy. Yes, effective anti-HIV medications are available in Namibia, but the supply is limited, and gaining access to them can be... 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 -- which "traditionally depend[s] 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

...funding over the next three years to provide food relief in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia and mitigate the effects of the region's HIV/AIDS epidemic on food production, Reuters reports. Some experts said that food... 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 »
Connect With Others

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...Feachem, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, said research revealing the protective effect of circumcision against HIV was set to change parental expectations and medical practice across the world.... 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 »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...pesticides long banned in the United States, like DDT, which is passed from mother to child through breast milk.(12,13) What effect are those environmental toxins having on the health of South Africans? Did the clinical trials for licensure of... Read more »

South Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...diseases are, however, HIV-negative. Some sero-convert to HIV-positive months after being diagnosed with Aids. In that case, effect has preceded cause. How can that be? Others diagnosed with Aids have remained HIV-negative to the end. So, we have... Read more »