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Hiv And Aid Epidemic In Africa

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...are racial or ethnic minorities in this country are disproportionately at risk for HIV/AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, among HIV-positive women in the United States, over 80% are either African American or Hispanic. AIDS remains the leading cause of death in black women ages 25-34 in the U.S., while it represents the 10th leading cause of death in white women of the same age group. The threat of death...
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Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics, unfortunately in this country politics is intimately linked to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and treatment access. Consequently, it does and will continue to come up fairly... Read more »


Dr. Bob,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? I'm beginning to think she's a flake. what do you think?Peter
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...our ability to look past the artificial divisions and debates that have often shaped that response. When you go to places like Africa and you see this problem up close, you realize that it's not a question of either treatment or prevention or... Read more »


Just an opinion, but many believe and there are videos with experts, that Bush as well as other top political figures both Dem and Rep,as well as around the world does not want a cure for HIV or funding nor borders to pretect the USA simply because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your "beliefs," but I do not share all of yours. However, we certainly concur on King George the W! I'm glad you realize HIV/AIDS is not a "gay issue" (it certainly isn't), but rather a "human tragedy" (it certainly is) and that you want folks to... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.N. Academic Seminar to Provide Ideas to Halt HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa

...goal of halting HIV's spread across Africa. Cornell University is helping organize the Social and Economic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa Symposium, which will focus in particular on the epidemic's impact on women. "Women in Africa have little... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Epidemic "Reversing Decades" of Development in Africa, Opinion Piece Says

... The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa is "reversing decades of slow improvement in child survival, life expectancy, educational progress and economic growth," Cesar Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Service, UNAIDS Launch Program to Fight Epidemic in Region

... The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service and UNAIDS recently launched an electronic HIV/AIDS discussion forum that aims to foster Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Poverty Fracturing South Africa's African National Congress Party, Some Analysts Say

...The HIV/AIDS epidemic and poverty are among the issues "driving a wedge" in South Africa's ruling African National Congress party, according to some analysts, Reuters/ Independent Online reports. The ANC -- which Read more »
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Mozambique HIV/AIDS Programme National Coordinator

Posted by Anonymous
...Vacancy: ActionAid Mozambique HIV/AIDS Programme National Coordinator ************** ActionAid Mozambique has an established HIV/AIDS programme Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...methods the CDC figured that 994,000 were living with HIV that year. "These data really show the continued impact that the epidemic is having on Americans, and they really reinforce the severe toll that is experienced in multiple communities,"... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
... search Ten years ago, the world spent less than $300 million annually to combat HIV/AIDS in developing countries. In 2005, that figure reached $8.3 billion. What drove this explosion in funding, where is... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...candida can kill. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED? * Worldwide, 39 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS. * Sub-Saharan Africa remains the hardest-hit region, with about 25 million people infected with HIV. * In Asia, about 8.3 million... Read more »