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Hiv Southern Sub Sahara Africa

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HIV in sub-Sahara Africa

I read in one of your answers that in sub-Saharan Africa, the rate of HIV transmission in males is equivalent to females as opposed to most parts of the world. What do you attribute this to? Anatomy, HIV-strain, or what?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Some studies have demonstrated that heterosexual transmission of HIV in regions of sub-Saharan Africa looks different than heterosexual transmission in the U.S. While the rates of transmission from female-male are not equivalent Read more »


Hi Robert J. Frascino,I saw your article and assistance to people who had questions over the... Read more »

HIV and South Africa

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am HIV positive but the virus has been undetectable according to my blood tests... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Progress Seen in Some African HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Programs, U.N. Special Envoy Says at World Economic Forum on Africa

... Several African countries have successfully scaled up their HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs, U.N. Special Envoy for HIV and AIDS in Africa Elizabeth Mataka said during a media briefing Read more »
White House Press Office

President Signs HIV/AIDS Act

...Congress addresses one of the most urgent needs of the modern world. Because of the AIDS pandemic, a child born today in sub-Sahara Africa has a life expectancy of 47 years. This disease falls most heavily on women and children. Nearly 60 percent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya's Anglican Church Launches Plan to Combat AIDS, TB, Malaria

...counseling, and support for those infected. It will also include TB and malaria prevention, which are often intertwined with the AIDS epidemic. "We have lost millions of young, able-bodied Africans in their prime to the scourge of HIV, malaria,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...and older women. In fact, an increase in HIVdiagnoses has been seen in older women (50 and older). Minority women, especially African-American women, are most affected.HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women aged 25... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...june 2009 up to early mid june 2010 all came negative. She has a hoarse voice as well Considering that I am in sub-Saharan Africa where HIV is rampant and our soldiers go to West Africa for peace keeping missions and the CSW confirmed she had... Read more »

lonely in southern africa trying to live with HIV

Posted by africanbeauty, 4 Replies
...find someone i can chat with here. this is my 3rd year poz - it caused the breakup of my marriage. anyhow, i am a 38 year old african beauty living in africa -and i am lonely - would like to meet other african poz professionals women or men so we... Read more »

hiv 2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the symptoms of hiv2 and how longer it takes to show up for antibody testing than does hiv1? Read more »

hiv2 testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anybody know the percentage that hiv-2 will pick up on hiv-1 test? Just very concerned since hiv-1 test nonreactive well after exposure but have symptoms which look Read more »