Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

How Has Hiv And Aids Affected Africa

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
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 »
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

Women in Africa Most Affected by HIV/AIDS, Need Own U.N. Agency to Address Needs, U.N. Special Envoy Lewis Says

HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects women and girls in Africa, necessitating a new U.N. agency to focus specifically on women and HIV/AIDS, U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis on Friday said at a news conference, Reuters Canada ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does HIV/HCV Viral Load Affect Likelihood of Transmission to Others?

I'm a 29yo severe hemophiliac co-infected with HIV & HCV since the early 80's. I was also HBV infected, but cleared the disease on my own years ago. I've been on Epivir & Zerit since 8-96 and a protease inhibitor (currently...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The likelihood of transmission of HIV is probably related to the viral load in your blood. However, there is a small chance that there may be HIV in the semen regardless of no viral load in the blood. There are people who are washing semen now to... 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 »

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 »

negative side affects treatment against possible hiv aids

A relation of mine was mugged and bitten several times,as a preventation against possible hiv aids he was given the normal medication ATR.Now he has no energy,has large weight loss,has to lay down many times daily.What can we do to bolster his...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Symptoms due to HIV drugs vary depending on which regimen is used. Those symptoms generally reverse quickly once the meds are stopped (used for up to 4 weeks for prevention situations like you describe). There is no vitamin therapy proven to... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

7/9, New York, NY: Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Riverside Church NYC
90 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Light Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 90 Minute... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern Africa

Posted by Anonymous
Opportunity: VSO-RAISA Regional HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern
Africa
*******

VSO-RAISA Regional HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator, Southern Africa
UK 20,542 (GBP)

Based in Pretoria with significant regional travel
Responsible for co-ordinating the... Read more »

Care home for people affected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
Hi All~
I don't know if this will interest anyone but her goes. I just recently moved to Phoenix AZ w/ my best freind (who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those... Read more »