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How Do Children Get Hiv In Africa

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The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR.) It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in history. The total funds under PEPFAR total over $50 billion. PEPFAR funds are helping more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. More information on participating countries can be found at www.pepfar.gov/countries/index.htm . The program goals through 2013 include treatment, prevention and ...
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Im doing an essay for a collage class and in tryin to disprove the fact that Hiv in the Afican Community is souly cause by male to male sexual intercorse could you please give me a few other leading cause to research more
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you. However, if HIV/AIDS was solely caused by male-to-male sexual transmission, how would someone explain all the HIV-positive African women and children??? In Africa, HIV-sexual transmission is primarily heterosexual. This is well supported by... Read more »

husband hiv wife not do i stay or go

how does one comes to terms with this situation. Husband a white man living in africa.. has been sleeping around,can only persume with local africa girls.... admitted to me that he is hiv positive...he is in contact with these africa girls that are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Whether you stay or go, only you can decide. The important thing is to protect your HIV-negative status by not allowing yourself to be put at risk sexually.Couples counseling may help you decide if you should stay Read more »

Don't forget your friends in Africa! We also need drugs!

Dear Sir-I am a young woman from Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and I have recently been diagnosed with HIV. I have been reading quite a bit about the exciting new drugs that are now available. Are these drugs only available to the Western World? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Namibia is one of the top five HIV/AIDS-affected countries in the world with an adult HIV prevalence of 22.5%. Like many parts of Africa, HIV infection in Namibia occurs primarily via sexual intercourse and mother-to-child transmission.... Read more »

Long term effects on meds for children

My girlfriend is in Africa taking care of HIV children and babies and ask me to obtain articles pertaining to long term complications with HIV meds. The Children have been on AVM's for over 2 years. Is there anything updated since the last 2004...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...We have experience with treating HIV infected children for more than 10 years with three drug combinations of antiretroviral therapy that were initiated within the first three months Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Germany to Focus on Fighting HIV/AIDS Among Women, Children in Africa at G8 Summit, Minister Says

...presidency of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, plans to focus on securing funds for efforts to combat HIV/AIDS among African women and children at the upcoming G8 Summit in June, Germany's Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two Newspapers Examine How HIV/AIDS Affecting Children, Orphans in Africa

...Saturday examined the plight of AIDS orphans in Ethiopia. Although Ethiopia has a "far lower" HIV/AIDS prevalence than some other African countries, such as South Africa and Zimbabwe, the country has the highest prevalence of HIV-positive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNICEF, Baylor Partner to Expand Treatment to HIV-Positive Children in Africa

...announced they formed a partnership to expand access to antiretroviral drugs and other treatments for HIV-positive children in Africa, the Houston Chronicle reports (Hopper, Houston Chronicle , 2/28). UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Red Cross Societies Launch Campaign to Ramp Up Efforts to Support Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

...International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on Wednesday announced a plan to ramp up its activities in 10 Southern African nations to protect and support orphans and other children affected by HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. ... Read more »
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lonely in southern africa trying to live with HIV

Posted by africanbeauty, 4 Replies
...find someone i can chat with here. this is my 3rd year poz - it caused the breakup of my marriage. anyhow, i am a 38 year old african beauty living in africa -and i am lonely - would like to meet other african poz professionals women or men so we... Read more »

CNN - The day in numbers: 39.5 million

Posted by Anonymous
..."global epidemic is growing in all areas." 2/3: Two thirds of all people, adults and children, living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa (with its center in southern Africa -- 32%), making it the most affected region in the world, according to... Read more »

Jobs in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Vacancies: 24 - 28 July 2006 1) OVC provincial coordinator, Academy for Educational Development (AED) 2) Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) *********************** 1) Position: Provincial Coordinator, Orphaned... Read more »

About the denialists

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...like quackery, but the theory has emerged as a genuine menace to public health in the United States and, particularly, in South Africa. The theory, which we call AIDS denialism, has gained such currency with President Thabo Mbeki of South... Read more »