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Hiv And Aids Epidemic In Africa

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Relationship between AIDS and HIV

...Drug Users Sex and the AIDS Epidemic Drug Use in the Pre-AIDS Era AZT and AIDS Disease Progression Despite Antibodies Risks Associated with Transfusion Exposure to Factor VIII Distribution of AIDS Cases AIDS in Africa Conclusion References Introduction The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is characterized by the progressive loss of the CD4+ helper/inducer subset of T lymphocytes, leading to severe...
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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...'interpreted'according to whether you belong in a risk group or not? Is it not also true that you can test positve for HIV in Africa where only two coloured bands on the WB are required for a positive result yet if that same person was to come to... Read more »

Thinking about Africa

Dear Calvin,I am curious is there any way possible that I could go to Africa and help people that are suffering from AIDS/HIV. Do you know of any organizations Thank you
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...Hello reader,As far as the HIV/AIDS epidemic is concerned, Sub-Saharan Africa is the region of the world that is most affected by HIV/AIDS. An estimated 26.6 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and approximately 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 »

Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

By Gudrun SchultzWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 ( - A medical journalist has added her voice to claims that the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative.Writing for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about the "crisis of modernity" and therefore reject sound scientific facts, such as condoms are very effective in preventing HIV, for faith-based bullshit, such as the nonsense in the article you quote.Dr. Bob Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Profiles Nationwide Campaign to Raise Awareness of HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa, Build Zambian Schools

...Thursday profiled the Living Hope bus trip, a nationwide campaign that aims to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and raise funds to build new schools in Zambia. The campaign, which was launched in Philadelphia on June 10 and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...University seeks to facilitate research by international academic institutions toward the 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anti-Gay Discrimination Fueling HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa: Report

... African governments, the United States, and the European Union must break their silence about anti-gay discrimination in Africa or take 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 »
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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 »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...reduced by 60 per cent if the men were circumcised. A study published last month calculated that if all men in sub-Saharan Africa were circumcised, it would prevent almost six million new cases of HIV infection and save three million lives over... 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 »

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 »