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How Do Children Get Hiv In Africa

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

UNICEF and the Baylor College of Medicine on Tuesday 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... 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

The 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

The Washington Post on 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... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV positive children & treatment

I have family in southern Africa, and lived there in 2001-2002. I am sure you are aware that the virus there is so widespread that when a woman becomes pregant, chances are high that she has exposed herself to HIV. Obviously in these circumstances...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, children with HIV that have access to treatment with antiretrovirals can thrive and grow to adulthood. No one knows the ultimate impact of HIV and its treatment on longevity since that would require predictions decades into the future and who... Read more »

HIV and South Africa

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am HIV positive but the virus has been undetectable according to my blood tests for nearly 8 years (I was diagnosed in 1999). I have been on Sustiva which I take daily (one pill). My question is that I am planning a trip to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The information you requested, or at least how to get it, was waiting for you in the archives. See below.Bon voyage.Dr. BobResearch on HIV and Travel Restrictions (ON THE ROAD WITH HIV) (TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS)Mar 30, 2008 The other day I asked you... 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...
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 of birth. Overall these children have tolerated these drugs very... Read more »

Treatment of AZT in small children

Some people speculate that Nkosi Johnson(a 12yr old AIDS activist in South Africa)`s death could have resulted from overdose of AZT drugs which were used for his treatment.How far true is this?Can you comment on metabolism of AZT in children,how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have used AZT in hundreds of patients since 1986 (old/young/black/white)--like many of the HIV drugs I have a love/hate relationship with the drug. The love comes from the clinical benefit associated with its proper use when used as a part of a... Read more »
Connect With Others

lonely in southern africa trying to live with HIV

Posted by africanbeauty, 4 Replies
hi
i hope that i can 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... Read more »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Where Are the Data?
If four million South Africans are HIV positive, President Mbeki should demand that all four million HIV antibody test results be submitted to him immediately.

Neenyah Ostrom -- 09/26/2001

A high-profile argument has erupted between... 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)
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1) Position: Provincial Coordinator, Orphaned and... Read more »

HIV pozz in South Africa

Posted by pozz_in_SA, 1 Reply
Are there any other guys from SA that visit this site? Read more »