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How Did Hiv Start In Uganda

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...antibody tests are available ( WHO . Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1994;69:273). As of the end of 2000, an estimated 36.1 million people worldwide -- 34.7 million adults and 1.4 million children younger than 15 years -- were living with HIV/AIDS. Through 2000, cumulative HIV/AIDS-associated deaths worldwide numbered approximately 21.8 million -- 17.5 million adults and 4.3 million children younger than 15 years. In the United States, an estimated...
Ask the Experts

Best first line HIV treatment

What is the best first line HIV treatment in Uganda?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...often efavirenz or nevirapine with either AZT/3TC or , if available, tenofovir/FTC. If any reader has updated specific info for Uganda please post. KH Read more »

HIV+ wife, brings worry into my family

Recently my wife and I went for HIV tests. the results were she turned out positve and I am negative. We have remained strong in the face of this result but it is undeniable a new chapter that I was not prepared has started in my life. we have one...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If your wife's CD4 count is 800 then she is not likely to be in any immediate danger to develop an AIDS related complication though TB, malaria and other infections can pose problems and need to be treated appropriately if present. Read more »

memory loss

My sister started treatment for HIV a couple of years ago.She lives in Uganda and is taking antiretroviral drugs.Recently she started to experience memory loss,coordination problems and harms herself in the process.Is there a cure for this?She has...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...suppress the HIV (in other words, if the viral load is high). I don't know if your sister has access to tests such as viral load in Uganda. If she does, this would tell her and her doctor if the antiretroviral medication is suppressing her HIV or... Read more »

what does cd mean?

hi mom has been a hiv or aids effected for about ten years. she started to take medication just a few years ago but the only medication she gets is (ceptrin)they told before she gets any other medications she has to wait untile she is at cd 30....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...getting the antibiotic then her CD4 count is low enough to get HIV treatment. Unfortunately I can't comment on doctors for her in Uganda or what the official policy of treatment in her case might be. Read more »
Articles
National AIDS Housing Coalition

Kampala, Uganda: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

... The HIV/AIDS Epidemic Approximately 940,000 Ugandans are living with HIV/AIDS. HIV prevalence is 10% in urbanareas and 6% in rural areas. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rapid Population Growth in Uganda Affecting Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

... Rapid population growth in Uganda is undermining efforts to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, Uganda AIDS Commission Director General Kihumuro Apuuli said Wednesday at a press briefing in the capital of Kampala, New Vision/Allafrica.com Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Time Examines Debate Over Using Female Condom to Fight HIV/AIDS in Uganda

...decision to use money from the U.N. Population Fund to purchase and distribute 100,000 female condoms to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. Supporters of the government's plan say female condoms increase a woman's ability to negotiate with her partner.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Swaziland to Purchase Antiretrovirals From Uganda to Address Country's HIV/AIDS Epidemic, King Mswati Says

...four-day tour of Uganda said that Swaziland plans to purchase antiretroviral drugs from a Ugandan factory to address the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic, Africa Science News Service reports. In Swaziland, more than 30% of the country's 1.2 million... Read more »
Connect With Others

Uganda to Publish Names of Gay People

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...government that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people exist. In March 2002, while accepting an award for his country's HIV/AIDS prevention programs, President Museveni said simply, "We don't have homosexuals in Uganda." "Uganda's... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Economics/Developmental/?view=usa&ci=9780195169270 Why does AIDS policy ignore much of what is known about epidemics and why they spread? HIV/AIDS flourishes where people are dying of myriad... Read more »

International HIV/AIDS Project Coordinator

Posted by Anonymous
...registered NGO based in Kampala, Uganda. The mission of the Foundation is to help the children whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS virus to see to it that they continue to live a normal life. We are a small organisation and are interested in... Read more »

Gender trainers in Kenya & Uganda

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »