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How Did Hiv Start In Uganda

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: Door-to-Door HIV Testing Starts in Kampala

On June 5, the Uganda Health Marketing Group launched a three-year mobile van project to provide HIV/AIDS counseling and testing (HCT) for high-risk populations in five divisions of Kampala, Uganda. Prossy Kayiira, HCT coordinator, stated that the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: Starting Antiretroviral Therapy Improves HIV-Infected Africans' Nutrition

Researchers from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Massachusetts General Hospital have found in a study focused on sub-Saharan Africa that starting HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces food insecurity and... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

U.S. Researcher Starts Treatment Fund in Uganda

Dr. David Bangsberg studies HIV treatment access, adherence, and outcomes in San Francisco, among persons in resource-poor settings who are homeless or at risk for mental illness or illegal drug use. His group was invited to Uganda to study... Read more »
Ask the Experts

question from uganda

Hi Dr BobBob please answer coz I know you get so many anxiety questions but never any from Uganda. First Uganda is really high incidence area but we go for the glove. its like a religion here. but here is my problem - at the end of may I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Steve,What do you mean "never any from Uganda?" I get "Kampala speak" questions not only from you horny "gloved" Ugandan dudes, but also the "take aways" as well. Condoms are usually of adequate quality... Read more »

start or not to start HIV meds.

Please help! I am in a need of second opinion. I stopped my HIV meds 14months ago, due to severe hyperlypodistropy side efect. The combination of meds that I was taking were Ziagen, Videx, and Sustiva. But my new lab test showed VL 32K and t4 236....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This combination is not particularly known for producing lipohypertrophy (buffalo hump and abdominal visceral fat deposition). However, everyone is different and we don't really know what causes lipohypertrophy anyway except that it is more... Read more »

Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us... Read more »

Is my fatty tissue above the color bone HIV related? If so should I start HIV medicines.

I'm 60 and have been HIV and a non progress-or now since the first tests in the late 1980's. Over the last two years I have been getting lumps, 2 on my back and 2 on my breasts and above each color bone areas. I have had ultra sounds, cat...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Bill thanks for your question.These fatty deposits seem unrelated to having HIV. They are called lipomas and many people get them, especially as we get older. The timing of when to start meds, especially since you have such a low viral load... Read more »
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Uganda to Publish Names of Gay People

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
Uganda to publish names of gay people

In a country where a sodomy conviction carries a penalty of life
imprisonment, a Ugandan tabloid's decision to publish the names of alleged
homosexuals is a chilling development that could... Read more »

Gender trainers in Kenya & Uganda

Posted by Anonymous
CAFOD is looking for two gender trainers for workshops with partner organisations, planned for the first 4 months of next year in Kenya and Uganda.

CAFOD, the official development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, works... Read more »

Starting meds soon, can he start now?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner has an appointment for the middle of next week to get set up for meds. He was diagnosed this past summer and had a CD4 count of 199 at that time and PCP (that's how we found out). He had previously been misdiagnosed as having Crohn's... Read more »

To start or not to start.........

Posted by ameoli, 3 Replies
Hello all ~

Brand new member here. My father was diagnosed just over a year ago, and has not yet started meds. Within that time he moved to another city, and found a new doc. The first doc told him to wait as long as possible before starting meds,... Read more »