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Children Suffering From Hiv And Aids In Africa

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV infection. As of December 31, 1999, 733,374 cases of AIDS and 430,441 AIDS-related deaths had been reported to the CDC. AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death among all adults aged 25 to 44 in the United States. Among African-Americans in the 25 to 44 age group, AIDS is the leading cause of death for men and the second leading cause of death for women ( UNAIDS . AIDS epidemic update: December 2000; CDC . HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report ...
Ask the Experts

what about facial lipoatrophy sufferers in Africa?

Hello Doc. i am really depressed about my facial wasting. i recently underwent general body check-up and everything seems to be ok. My cd4 count is about 500.but unfortunately my face is wasting way. We are not priviledged enough in my country to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Unfortunately, the most common regimens in Africa and also many other parts of the world contain AZT or d4T, the antiretroviral agents that are most closely linked to facial lipoatrophy. Read more »

all of my researce goes against treating hiv

i have been doing quite a bit of researce and all of the stuff i rear says all the hiv med cause AIDS im sure you dont agree with Peter Duesberg but when you can prove that hiv antibodies prove i have a bad virus then i will treat it i know of many...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...commentary that was directly responsible for the delay in the availability of life saving therapies in the Republic of South Africa. Here are a few comments to your very lengthy one-sentence query.1) AIDS existed long before effective treatment... 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
...Namibia is one of the top five HIV/AIDS-affected countries in the world with an adult HIV prevalence of 22.5%. Like many parts of Africa, HIV infection in Namibia occurs primarily via sexual intercourse and mother-to-child transmission.... Read more »

Med student suffering from Hiv anxiety and greetings from Argentina

Hi doc, I'm a 21 years old med student from Argentina, you surely know us for the well known Evita musical haha. Anyway, I performed oral sex to a gay guy 11 weeks ago and I've been suffering from this sore throat for 9 weeks, needless to say that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Stud. (short for student!),Thanks for your kind comments. As you probably know, oral sex carries only a very minimal risk for HIV transmission/acquisition without extenuating circumstances being present. Also, negative HIV tests out to eight... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First Lady Says Children's AIDS Clinic Shows "Real Face" of U.S. Compassion for Africa

...First lady Laura Bush, accompanying President Bush on his first presidential tour of Africa, met with HIV-positive children as she visited Botswana-Baylor Childrens Clinical Center for Excellence. Children and their parents Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNICEF Says Half a Million Children in Zimbabwe Need Aid

...said Friday. "Many of these children are orphans," she noted. Per Engebak, UNICEF's regional director for east and southern Africa, said the "level of suffering for these children in rising daily." President Robert Mugabe's administration... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Economist Examines Africa's Demographic Transition

... The Economist examines how Africa's economic growth is resulting in a demographic transition "that others have already traced: as people get richer, they have Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Orphans "Greatest Moral Issue," Oprah Winfrey Says During Trip to Zambia

...orphans in society" (Mwanangombe, Associated Press , 12/4). Winfrey said that not enough is being done to help AIDS orphans in Africa because people worldwide do not understand the impact the disease is having on the continent, according to ... Read more »
Connect With Others

Beware people pushing "Aloe Vera" for HIV !

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 3 Replies
...us by offering to share with us magical cures for HIV/AIDS. I have just received yet another email from a Peter Dijkstra, in Africa, who says that he is a "Life Skills Consultant". (Peter Dijkstra's ID on The Body is currently "DOFORYOU".) ... Read more »

A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...would like to see this challenged so if anyone knows of any HIV/AIDS organisations that campaign to have HIV laws changed in Africa, I would be grateful if you could give me their contact details. If anyone has any advice about how I can heal... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...who have acquired it through accident, while performing an extremely compassionate and admirable job. Also for those little kids and Moms (infected by husbands) who are innocent and do not deserve the disease AT ALL. I think 99% of your... Read more »

hiv stories

Posted by Anonymous
...AVERT.ORGAVERT is an international AIDS charity avert.org - bringing you information on HIV & AIDShome about AVERT donate here contact us help & advice site guide Africa Countries & Regions Education Gay & Lesbian Read more »