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Cholera And Hiv Epidemics

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Decline in Zimbabwe's Health System, Increased Focus on Cholera Exacerbating HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Report Says

The decline in Zimbabwe's health care system and increased focus on cholera and other diseases are exacerbating the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a report released last week by Physicians for Human Rights , the Cape Times reports. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mozambique: Health Experts Find Oral Cholera Vaccine Highly Effective Among HIV-Infected Population

A new cholera vaccine is safe and effective in people whose immune systems have been weakened by HIV, researchers announced on Feb. 24, removing an obstacle that prevented the oral vaccine's distribution in HIV-ravaged sub-Saharan Africa. The Bill... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First AIDS, Now Cholera: Zimbabwe's Newest Orphans

A cholera outbreak affecting nine of Zimbabwe's 10 provinces is threatening a population already devastated by HIV/AIDS and hunger. Of Zimbabwe's adults, 16 percent are HIV-infected, and 1 million children in the country have lost one or both... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How the government effects HIV epidemic

How does the government in struggling countries affect the HIV epidemic?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
This is a great question with many different answers. Various countries have responded to the HIV epidemic in different ways. Some have been highly successful, like Brazil, but others have been slow to respond.A great source of information on this... Read more »

To all volunteers to help fight hiv epidemic thank you so much

In behalf of you Richard, and to all the doctors and counselors here in the website and to all health workers fighting agaisnt hiv..thank you for the wondeful work you have given to those who have hiv, those who feared hiv, and to those who want to...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, Johnnie Wang jr.:WOOOHOOOOO to you too. Thank you for the kind words. Be well.In health,Richard... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate).... Read more »

HIV 2 a silent epidemic?

Dr. Bob- you are too funny but very honest- I wish you the best! Well, I need some help-please I have had to go to a crisis center for contemplating suicide due to my recent stress. Depression, stress, guilt are a great team in kicking someones...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. False positive tests occur for a variety of reasons, which are beyond the scope of this forum. It's boring technical stuff. The important thing is that they are false. That shows up when we do the more sophisticated confirmatory tests... Read more »
Connect With Others

Safer sex hasn't worked to stem the epidemic.

Posted by don
Department of Sexual Research
Why gay men don't practice safe sex

Recent statistics show that HIV is again on the rise among gay men. So this ... Read more »

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
Thirty years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »

HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »


Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
anyone see on the news about the mumps epidemic? i saw last night that its in fullswing epidemic proportions in Iowa, and spreading now to minnesota,illinois, and few other bordering states of Iowa....said it has migrated from the UK.

thought id post... Read more »