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Current Aids Statistics In Africa

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What Is HIV?

...and connect with other HIV-positive people. Visit our "Just Diagnosed" page to read much more. Where Did HIV Come From? The origins of HIV are still a little murky. Experts currently think that, about 100 years ago in Africa, an ancestor of HIV evolved into a form that jumped from monkeys to humans. The history of the global HIV pandemic is more recent, however: The world only began to pay attention to HIV in the early 1980s, when...
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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 »

no one to ask around, every statistic has to have its .05% victim, donation Q also.

Hello Dr, unless my Q is in the electronic junk basket I will reiterate my story in a shorter version with more to the point Q.Situation: father of a beautiful baby girl w/a regretful night at a glory hole. Performed Oral on a man and freiked out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...listing):1.Displaying the AIDS Memorial Quilt at various venues to increase awareness2.Pediatric HIV/AIDS programs3.AIDS in Africa program, including providing antiretroviral medications to HIV-positive pregnant women to help prevent transmission... Read more »

How many cases of HIV in the USA?

simple question: as aids maybe highest in hetrosexuals worldwide, why was it that u.s. homosexuals, and iv drug users accounted for almost 80 percent of all of the 561,00 cases across the u.s. 1981-1995? also can you give me a rough estimate on how...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Worldwide, most of the people infected with HIV are heterosexual. In Africa, where the disease is believed to have begun in the late 1940s or early 1950s, this infection began (and continues to be) among 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of People Living With HIV/AIDS in Africa to Outpace Treatment Resources by 2020, IOM Report Finds

... The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa is projected to greatly outpace treatment resources by the end of the decade, according to a report released Monday by the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Estimate Funds Needed to Reduce HIV Incidence in South Africa

... A report released Friday by the Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS in Africa and the Results for Development Institute forecasts how South Africa might reduce its HIV incidence, Reuters reports (Herskovitz, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Lewis Urges Zambia to Adopt Clear HIV/AIDS Policy, Provide Antiretrovirals

...U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis on Tuesday urged Zambia to adopt a "clear" policy on HIV/AIDS to combat the disease more effectively and reduce Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Gives $30 Million for Mozambique's Health Programs

...United States pledged to give Mozambique $30 million to combat malaria and HIV/AIDS, among other health programs in the southern African country. Visiting US Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson made the promise after holding... Read more »
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Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Where Are the Data? If four million South Africans are HIV positive, President Mbeki should demand that all four million HIV antibody test results be submitted to him immediately. Read more »

HIV/AIDS Educator/Counsellor

Posted by Anonymous
...have worked as an AIDS counsellor before and I love it. I am 28 years old, single and HIV positive. I am currently based in Africa but I am willing to relocate at my own expense. The reason I want to move from Africa is because there is still... Read more »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...is exacerbating the spread of AIDS. SI model: dS/dt = s-uS-BSI dI/dt=BSI-cI We need to be honest about this since several African nations now have 20% infected, and could face the extinction of their adult populations. I believe an... Read more »

Rolling Stone, NY Post, Poz Mag [Rethinking AIDS]

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...New York Post Cheers Rolling Stone Expose South African journalist Rian Malan's groundbreaking article questioning AIDS numbers in Africa may be the start of something big. The following Read more »