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Hiv Problems In Africa

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Problems With Access to HIV Information, Services for People With Disabilities in Africa

The New York Times on Sunday examined the problems that deaf and blind people have accessing information on HIV/AIDS in Africa, where education campaigns and prevention efforts have "largely forgotten" such individuals. According to the Times ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Attention to Africa's HIV/AIDS Epidemic Overshadows Problem in India, Other Countries, Lancet Editorial Says

Although the World Health Organization last month in a progress report said that its 3 by 5 Initiative likely will not meet the goal of delivering antiretroviral drugs to three million people by the end of this year, the announcement must not be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: HIV "Cure" on Our Web Site Not a Problem -- African National Congress

Advertisements for an herbal supplement for HIV/AIDS patients have been running on the bottom of the Web site for the African National Congress Party's Youth League. However, ANC representatives say they outsourced the advertising and that site... Read more »
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Blood Tests in West Africa/HIV1 vs HIV2

Working as an ex-pat in West Africa blood tests are a way of life due to exposure to malaria. I have had a number of blood tests and clean needles have been used in all cases. One thing I have noticed is the technicians do not wear gloves. Also...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.First of all, if the needles that are being used are sterile needles, and arenot being re-used, there is no risk of HIV transmission.In terms of the technicians not using gloves, there are two problems I seewith this. If... Read more »

Getting high on HIV drugs in S Africa

Hi Dr. Bob,I just wanted to share this sad news:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7768059.stmbest regardsChico...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello. Chico.I have been reading about this troubling problem for a number of years now, and not only in South Africa!Dr. Bob... Read more »

HIV and South Africa

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am HIV positive but the virus has been undetectable according to my blood tests for nearly 8 years (I was diagnosed in 1999). I have been on Sustiva which I take daily (one pill). My question is that I am planning a trip to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The information you requested, or at least how to get it, was waiting for you in the archives. See below.Bon voyage.Dr. BobResearch on HIV and Travel Restrictions (ON THE ROAD WITH HIV) (TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS)Mar 30, 2008 The other day I asked you... Read more »

Finally tested can I whoo hooo - Sleepless in South Africa

Hi Doc BobThis website has provided me with the courage to finally go and get tested after an incidence of a condom breaking. As I am sure you know HIV is a huge problem in SA and as a result I am always extremely cautious when it comes to sex and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I have no idea what that snippet of a comment means, particularly out of context with the rest of the sentence. But it really doesn't matter, because you are absolutely WOO-HOO-able, assuming you tested at least three months from your... Read more »
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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 »

Jobs in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Vacancies: 24 - 28 July 2006
1) OVC provincial coordinator, Academy for Educational Development (AED)
2) Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS)
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1) Position: Provincial Coordinator, Orphaned and... Read more »

UNAIDS Delegates:Africa/Europe/Latin America/N.Ame

Posted by Anonymous
AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN, EUROPE & NORTH AMERICA

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY AND FORGIVE DUPLICATION

DEADLINE: 14 APRIL 2006

Background

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has vacancies on the NGO Delegation of its Programme... Read more »

On failed rubbers, tree attacks, & sex in Africa

Posted by GaryNPA, 1 Reply
Ok, enough with the insanity folks. I do very much understand the stress, anxiety, guilt, and fear that most all of us have at some point had as we made our way through the testing window for this dreaded illness. This board becomes a source of... Read more »