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How Can People Prevent The Spread Of Hiv In Africa

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Tuberculosis

...Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious respiratory disease of the lungs and respiratory system. Along with HIV, TB is the one of the world's leading causes of death due to disease. It is estimated that 10-15 million people in the U.S. are infected with TB. And the disease is much more common in developing countries, in some parts of Asia and Africa. TB is caused by bacteria. Usually the bacteria are spread from person to person...
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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 »

friend from africa

I hope you received my post about my friend who came from africa. I am not sure if I submitted it correctly.In short:I am not sure which country he stayed on or for how long.He was heavily bruised and beaten up (I suppose it was in Africa but am not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specially by my own family. Thank you, for making me understand that HIV is more that a virus...HIV is a virus that inhabits people as me and you. And, this people are heroes for not letting themselves get defested by this disease Response from... 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 »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

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
...improve health outcomes for Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Across the nation, we also need to prevent the spread of HIV and get people into treatment by expanding access to testing and comprehensive education programs. This report also... 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

...HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs. According to the report, the project provided HIV tests to nearly seven million people in 25 countries in Africa; dispensed nearly 1.3 billion condoms; and set up 1,500 new counseling centers. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spain to Send 1 Million Condoms to Africa to Fight AIDS

...health ministry said in a statement. "The objective is to advance the prevention of this epidemic, which affects 33 million people all over the world, two-thirds of them in Africa," the statement said. On his flight to Africa Tuesday, the pontiff... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: HIV Laws Do More Harm Than Good

...director of the AIDS Legal Network, a South Africa-based non-governmental organization that works to protect the human rights of persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. "This means that they are more likely to spread the disease... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Spread of TB in Africa Fueled by HIV/AIDS, Other Factors, Perspective Piece Says

...the "most important being the HIV epidemic," the authors write, adding that TB is the "most common co-existing condition in people who die from" AIDS-related causes. The link between HIV and TB "stems from two distinct processes," according to... Read more »
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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...was not faithful! Abstinence is a choice but with that comes the need to recognize the importance of using a condom once the person chooses to become active sexually. Individuals who choose abstinence are often infected with HIV because they do... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...having sex with men who are injection drug users accounted for 28 percent of HIV-infected people. Injection drug use, which spreads the blood-borne virus via contaminated needles, contributed 19 percent of the HIV cases. Blacks make up 12... Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...promotion of voluntary circumcision can play an important role in reducing the risk of HIV transmission," she said. But she warned: "People who are circumcised can still be infected with HIV and any awareness campaign would have to be extremely... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. Read more »