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Effects Of Aids In Africa

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

Guardian Examines Effects of AIDS on Teachers in South Africa, Prevention, Education Efforts in Schools

London's Guardian on Tuesday examined the effects of HIV/AIDS on teachers in South Africa and how teachers' unions and other organizations in the country are leading a movement to implement education and prevention programs in schools to fight... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Toronto Globe and Mail Examines HIV/AIDS' Effects on Botswana, Once "Africa's Success Story"

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has "robbed" Botswana, which was once described as "Africa's success story," of "many of its dreams," Toronto's Globe and Mail reports. Throughout the 1990s, Botswana consistently was listed at the top of U.N. rankings... 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

The World Food Programme on Thursday launched a new emergency appeal for $404 million in 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... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Too Bad For Africa, Dr. Young

Dr. Young: Your answer to HIV/AIDS sadly does not include Africa!! Perhaps one day profits will become secondary to saving lives.Thank you for your expert advice provided to HIV?AIDS people....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Agreed, comments about quality and quantity of life saddly don't apply to the many HIV-infected persons in the developing world, beyond the reach of adequate care. Unless we (globally) act soon, millions-- more than those lost in the... Read more »

Working in Africa-Kenya

I had sex with a hiv+ person, for sure they are after tests..during sex the condom burst twice, first time she was dry, so it popped and i pulled out in 5 seconds, second time just before i came it ripped had two strokes and pulled out, third time...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
We think that Combivir alone could work as PEP. In fact, the best data we have on PEP comes from health care workers given AZT alone and also prevention of mother to child transmission during birth with this same drug.Further, in the US, CDC... Read more »

Bush Plan for Africa

I'm not sure in which forum to post this question, but this seems to be the one that fits best.It seems to me that all of the hoopla regarding U.S. grants to finance AIDS drugs for African countries announced by President Bush is missing some...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your interest in AIDS public policy-- more of us need to place this on our "to do" list.I actually welcome the response of the Bush policy in general-- that is to say that it is a very nice change to see our executive branch... Read more »

Cry for help from Africa - which is the least toxic cocktail?

Hi DoctorFirst let me point out that i am writing from africa and therefore i can not spare too much money for tests at this stage AND there is very limited expertise on HIV treatment and thus what i get here will most likely be more authoritative...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The chances of getting infected from a single sexual encounter (such as vaginal intercourse) are generally low (< 1%) so you most likely did not get infected from that single encounter. If you have never had an HIV test then that test will... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern Africa

Posted by Anonymous
Opportunity: VSO-RAISA Regional HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern

VSO-RAISA Regional HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator, Southern Africa
UK 20,542 (GBP)

Based in Pretoria with significant regional travel
Responsible for co-ordinating the... Read more »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 3 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.

Neenyah Ostrom -- 09/26/2001

A high-profile argument has erupted between... Read more »

Look, People In Africa are Just like Denialists

Posted by BabyPeanut, 1 Reply
Dying of AIDS in Nigeria: A young man's life ends in loneliness and pain

By GLENN McKENZIE -- Associated Press

BILLIRI, Nigeria (AP) -- When David Daudu read the blood test showing he was infected with the AIDS virus, he ripped up the hospital's...
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South Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Check out these articles at The Daily Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. March 14 2000

The dissident view

There is no clarity about what is meant by HIV or Aids, so they are lumped... Read more »