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How Do People Get Aids In Africa

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What Is HIV?

...and connect with other HIV-positive people. Visit our "Just Diagnosed" page to read much more. Where Did HIV Come From? The origins of HIV are still a little murky. Experts currently think that, about 100 years ago in Africa, an ancestor of HIV evolved into a form that jumped from monkeys to humans. The history of the global HIV pandemic is more recent, however: The world only began to pay attention to HIV in the early 1980s, when...
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aids in Africa

How come so many people in Africa have aids?
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Poor countries,no prevention,no safe sex,no adequate treatment for positive cases,ethnic and cultural issues. Read more »

I had Yellow fever vaccination

Dr David Wohl,Dr. Wohl I m Women and Im 33 years old and Im HIV since 10 Years. I had Yellow fever vaccination in January, 2006 before I go to Africa I did not know that Yellow fever was not good for People living with HIV/AIDS,Then When I return ...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Tania,I do not think that the yellow fever vaccine is causing the problems you now have. It is more likely something else is making you feel ill. Please talk with your doctor. Let them know about your symptoms so they can check for anemia or... 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
...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 country. Without medication... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of People Living With HIV/AIDS in Africa to Outpace Treatment Resources by 2020, IOM Report Finds

... The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa is projected to greatly outpace treatment resources by the end of the decade, according to a report released Monday by the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nearly 19 Million People Living With HIV/AIDS in East, Southern Africa, According to WHO

... Approximately 18.6 million people in East and Southern Africa were HIV-positive at the end of 2002, according to World Health Organization statistics presented last week at a WHO workshop Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Grassroots Volunteers in Southern Africa Provide Support for People Living With, Affected by HIV/AIDS

... Grassroots volunteers in southern Africa increasingly are acting as support networks for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, the Christian Science Monitor Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Short-Term Risk of AIDS or Death in People Infected With HIV-1 Before Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa: A Longitudinal Study

... Motasim Badri of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues examined 1,399 HIV-positive people residing in Cape Town who had no access to antiretroviral drugs or who were Read more »
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Mission to Africa

Posted by jenv, 2 Replies
...Hello all, I am looking for help with my mission to Africa. If anyone has any advice on how I can get people to help let me know and visit my web site www.childrenswelfaregroup.com Thanks Read more »

Petition for PWA in South Africa

Posted by Jenfer23
...You can help make medication available to people with AIDS in South Africa by signing the petition on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) [Doctors Without Borders] website at http://www.msf.org by April Read more »

Petition for PWA in South Africa

Posted by Jenfer23
...You can help make medication available to people with AIDS in South Africa by signing the petition on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) [Doctors Without Borders] website at http://www.msf.org by April Read more »

starting a HIV/AIDS charity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hie 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 Read more »