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How AIDS Spread In Africa

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AIDS Vaccines

...receive them. Somevaccines work better in some people than in others; other vaccines only provideprotection for a limited amount of time. Even a partially-protective AIDS vaccine could be a very important tool forslowing the spread of HIV. It would also help scientists to develop moreeffective vaccines over time. How long will it take to find an AIDS vaccine that works? The honest answer is that we don't know. It takes several years to...
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HIV 1 & HIV 2

Hi, I often hear people mention HIV 1 & HIV 2, I never knew that a difference exist. Could you please inform me as to the difference between the two?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...so treatment response is monitored by tracking the CD4 T cell blood levels. The same precautions should be used to prevent spreading or acquiring both types of HIV.Joe Read more »

living with aids

my 34yr old son in africa has aids and he is so hurt he wants to spread it all over, I am scared for my other children and and the community , what do I do??
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...talk some sense into him. Inflicting HIV on other people will surely not give him relief from his own problems. It will only spread the misery to others. As for your other children, you need have any fear of casual contact, but if you think he... Read more »

Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

By Gudrun SchultzWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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 »

Re: Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

Dr. Bob,The "medical journalist's" report was amazingly idiotic. Why would anyone in their right mind believe such a thing? I notice you sometimes comment on the religious right. Why bother? It would seem common sense is all one needs to dispell...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...good of all mankind as well! I'll reprint the question you reference below.Dr. BobMedical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDSNov 26, 2006 Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS By Gudrun Schultz WASHINGTON,... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Empowerment of Grassroots Communities, Provision of Condoms, Antiretrovirals Slowing Spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, Report Says

... The mobilization of grassroots communities and the provision of condoms and antiretroviral drugs are beginning to slow the spread of Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a World Bank report released on Wednesday in Kigali, Rwanda, Reuters... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Armies Spread AIDS in Africa

...who are trying to maintain order in Sierra Leone, Liberia and other war-torn African countries are among the main agents for spreading HIV. Soldiers spend long periods of time away from home and contract HIV from prostitutes, who are attracted to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

All-Out Effort Fails to Halt AIDS Spread in Africa

...Two years into the five-year African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnership, Botswana is learning what big money, free drugs and strong leadership can and cannot do Read more »
United Nations

A New Report Says Some Cultural Factors Influencing Spread of AIDS Are Specific to Africa

..."discussion and action" on cultural issues which many societies find uncomfortable and challenging, but which determine the spread of HIV and undermine the effectiveness of national response to the epidemic. The report says while polygamy had... Read more »
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Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...Dr Feachem said the finding was one of the most significant in the battle against Aids and offered real hope of slowing the spread of the virus. The issue is to be debated at the World Aids Congress, which opens in Toronto next week. Dr Feachem... Read more »

South Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...range of tropical diseases, parasites and other microbes unknown in colder climates. African sexuality is said to explain the spread of HIV/Aids in Africa. Like it or not, sexual transmission of HIV is no more than anecdotal. So, too, is the... Read more »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...treatment does little or nothing to mitigate the horizontal infectivity factor {B}. So usage of the cocktail is exacerbating the spread of AIDS. SI model: dS/dt = s-uS-BSI dI/dt=BSI-cI We need to be honest about this since several African... Read more »

An article about HIV stats in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, allot of attention has been focused on AIDS in Africa. Since most people can not be there to see for themselves what is happening, I believe it is very important to read other peoples Read more »