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How Do People Get Aids In Africa

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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 Institute of Medicine (IOM), Reuters reports (Fox, 11/29). "In... 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 in Harare, Zimbabwe, Xinhua News Agency reports.... 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 receiving... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Africa: HIV or AIDS

I know this might not be the correct forum for this question, but after reading many Q&A's on this site, I find you to be the best informed on the widest variety of HIV/AIDS topics.When we hear about Africa having a whopping 10 of their...
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
I am not sure when you say "10" what that refers to. In some African countries, as much as 30% of the adult population is HIV antibody positive. Because of the poor access to expensive HIV drugs many of these people will progress to AIDS... Read more »

Africa: HIV or AIDS

I know this might not be the correct forum for this question, but after reading many Q&A's on this site, I find you to be the best informed on the widest variety of HIV/AIDS topics.When we hear about Africa having a whopping 10 of their...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
We can not look at the global HIV pandemic through the lenses of the West's experience with this virus.Africa is indeed burning. This is no mistake and to believe so is to risk being considered a denialist. Testing of blood with from blood... Read more »

How many people in the world get AIDS?

How many people in the world get AIDS (ie: one out of...)?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
One out of every 162 people on the face of the Earth is HIV-positive. This number is mind-boggling. The majority of these HIV-infected people live in sub-Saharan Africa. Please surf thebody.com for lots more information.... Read more »
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Look, People In Africa are Just like Denialists

Posted by BabyPeanut, 1 Reply
Dying of AIDS in Nigeria: A young man's life ends in loneliness and pain

By GLENN McKENZIE -- Associated Press

BILLIRI, Nigeria (AP) -- When David Daudu read the blood test showing he was infected with the AIDS virus, he ripped up the hospital's...
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World AIDS Day - MTV - Suzanne Africa Engo

Posted by ynot
"I Love Africa," a feature-length documentary following HIV/AIDS activist Suzanne Africa Engo, will premiere December 1, in honor of World AIDS Day, on MTV Act. - http://act.mtv.com/iloveafrica

More on the film:

"I Love Africa" gives young people an... Read more »

AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My name is Rachel and I am 13 years old. This is my first time at this site. I was infected with HIV at birth with that out of the way here is my question: I never realized how lucky I was to live in the USA untill my class talked about AIDS in... 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 »