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How Did Aids Start In Africa

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Seeks New Start on AIDS Fight

In South Africa, where AIDS kills at least 900 people every day, the government is about to release a revamped strategy aimed at preventing HIV transmissions and treating more of those already infected. The new policy follows intense criticism at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Ask Donor Nations, African Governments to Maintain Health Commitments as WEF on Africa Starts

As the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa begins Wednesday in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, advocates from more than 10 African countries plan to "stage a demonstration" highlighting the need for funding for HIV/AIDS and other diseases, health-e ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Acting U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Calls for Expanding HIV/AIDS Programs in Africa, Broadening Roles of Health Workers

International partners working to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa must broaden the roles of physicians, nurses and counselors in order to expand prevention and treatment programs across the continent, acting U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Mark... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Just starting meds and traveling to Africa

I finally decided to start taking meds one week ago (VL 120,000; CD4 288). I have the opportunity to travel to Dakar, Senegal for the entire month of October, but I am a little concerned about health risks. If all my vaccinations are current, I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Sounds like you've got a great travel opportunity. First off, the medication timing shouldn't be too much of an issue. What I recommend to my overseas travelling patients is to simply adjust your watch to the new... Read more »

should I start med with 8ooo vdl (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

I have been recently diagnose hiv My wife tested neg I would like to know should I begin med now with vidal 856 or waituntil they go down ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've addressed this topic numerous times. See below.Dr. BobTired (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)May 31, 2009 Hi Dr Bob. 2 weeks ago i had a routine blood test whch gave low neutrophile counts 1.200 X mm3 an d low Hb 11 and Hematocrit of 34 I... Read more »

when to start (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

as of my last blood work i have a cd4 count of 326 and a viral load of 12,600 and a cd4 percentage of 25% i have been positive for 3 years and this is the first time the cd4 has dropped below 350 and at the time of the bloodwork i was positive for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Leery of Starting Therapy,I would suggest you have a discussion with your HIV specialist to thoroughly discuss the pros and cons of beginning treatment. I would certainly encourage you to consider starting. However, not until the reasons for your... Read more »

To start meds or not to start meds, THAT is the question.

Hi Doc, I am recently diagnosed. My numbers have been very good my last two blood tests. CD4 of 955 and viral load of 125 (not thousand, just 125). I am debating whether to start my treatment or not. My doctor told me of a research study conducted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello C in OC,I've been asked this very question a number of times. Personally, I would start combination antiretroviral therapy immediately to preserve immune function and decrease the amount of immune activation caused by HIV replication.... Read more »
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starting a HIV/AIDS charity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
lm an HIV positive African woman living in America.Long before l tested positive ,I wanted to start an orgaization to help people with HIV/Aids in my country of birth and Africa .Now l feel the need everyday as l read about the many hardships... Read more »

Look, People In Africa are Just like Denialists

Posted by BabyPeanut, 1 Reply
Dying of AIDS in Nigeria: A young man's life ends in loneliness and pain

By GLENN McKENZIE -- Associated Press

BILLIRI, Nigeria (AP) -- When David Daudu read the blood test showing he was infected with the AIDS virus, he ripped up the hospital's...
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World AIDS Day - MTV - Suzanne Africa Engo

Posted by ynot
"I Love Africa," a feature-length documentary following HIV/AIDS activist Suzanne Africa Engo, will premiere December 1, in honor of World AIDS Day, on MTV Act. -

More on the film:

"I Love Africa" gives young people an... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern Africa

Posted by Anonymous
Opportunity: VSO-RAISA Regional HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern

VSO-RAISA Regional HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator, Southern Africa
UK 20,542 (GBP)

Based in Pretoria with significant regional travel
Responsible for co-ordinating the... Read more »