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How Did Hiv Start In Africa

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Starting HIV Treatment

First Things First Choosing an HIV Drug Regimen Resistance Sequencing Adherence Dosing Schedule Taking Your Pills Side Effects Putting It All Together First Things First When you and your health care provider decide the time is right for you tostart treatment, there are things you can do to set yourself up for success.The first step is to think positively. Having the right attitude going in willhelp you get the most out...
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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 »

HIV specialist in South Africa

Dear Dr. As I mentioned in my previous posting that remained unanswered, you are a shining star in a dark world. I need you help by providing me (recomand) with names of some of the best (most professional) HIV specailists in Johannesburg or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post and words.In JoBerg, I'd start by looking up Dr. Ian Sanne's group- a world-class expert with an expert research team.Best of health to you,BY... Read more »

HIV treatment not available in Africa, how long until I die?

Hi Sir,I am 43 years old male recently diagnosed HIV postive (may-June 2007) with CD4 (435) I am from Africa and cannot afford medication, like to know how will I die and how soon without treatment, will I suffer pain? will people know I am an AIDs...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and very sorry to hear of your plight. The good news is that changes are underway and treatment programs for HIV infection are expanding throughout Africa. So it will be important for you to explore where programs are being developed in your... Read more »

add to hiv E. Africa Q

Following up to the question on June 4th regarding the A and D clades of HIV infection in East Africa...I became infected in Tanzania last January (05) and have already dropped in CD4s to under 200 - my VL is 399,000. I read the link regarding the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I think that you may already have the answer to your question in the resistance test. Most resistance tests also report the HIV clade-- ask your doctor about your test results. Among patients with non-B virus, I'll tend... Read more »
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starting a HIV/AIDS charity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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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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anyone in S.Africa Durban??

Posted by LLsexyLL, 2 Replies
Is there anyone here in Dbn who cares to chat...we don't have to meet in person bt I'm certain we can exchange some useful info and words of advice 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 »