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How Is Africa Trying To Prevent The Spread Of Hiv

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The Well Project


...disease. It is estimated that 10-15 million people in the U.S. are infected with TB. And the disease is much more common in developing countries, in some parts of Asia and Africa. TB is caused by bacteria. Usually the bacteria are spread from person to person when an infected person coughs, and the other person breathes in those bacteria. Although it can affect many parts of the body, TB usually attacks the lungs. Forms of TB Not...
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HIV 1 & HIV 2

Hi, I often hear people mention HIV 1 & HIV 2, I never knew that a difference exist. Could you please inform me as to the difference between the two?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...types of Human Immunodefeiciency viruses---type 1 and type 2. Both probably emerged from Africa. HIV-1 is the major cause of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) worldwide. HIV-2 (which is still mostly in Africa) tends to grow at lower... Read more »

living with aids

my 34yr old son in africa has aids and he is so hurt he wants to spread it all over, I am scared for my other children and and the community , what do I do??
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine some sense into him. Inflicting HIV on other people will surely not give him relief from his own problems. It will only spread the misery to others. As for your other children, you need have any fear of casual contact, but if you think he... Read more »

Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

By Gudrun SchultzWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 ( - A medical journalist has added her voice to claims that the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative.Writing for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about the "crisis of modernity" and therefore reject sound scientific facts, such as condoms are very effective in preventing HIV, for faith-based bullshit, such as the nonsense in the article you quote.Dr. Bob Read more »

the cure thing

Its not a question,rather my oppinion.Anyway,first of all,like all the other guys and girls are saying,you are the greatest,funniest etc,and i really mean it.And coming to that cure thing,then the country,where i live,Estonia,our scientists are just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV vaccine. For now, while the trails are in progress and the science slowly progresses, we need to redouble our efforts of HIV/AIDS prevention. We know how to do that, but our efforts to date here in the U.S. have been an abysmal failure,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Armies Spread AIDS in Africa

...AIDS is ravaging Africa's militaries at a time when much of the continent needs them to keep peace. Peacekeeping troops who are trying Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Mataka Urges Women to Address Cultural Practices That Fuel Spread of Disease

...Lusaka, Zambia, called on women to openly discuss and increase awareness of harmful cultural practices that are fueling the spread of the disease among women, the Times of Zambia/ reports. Mataka was speaking at the launch of the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Empowerment of Grassroots Communities, Provision of Condoms, Antiretrovirals Slowing Spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, Report Says

...grassroots communities and the provision of condoms and antiretroviral drugs are beginning to slow the spread of Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a World Bank report released on Wednesday in Kigali, Rwanda, Reuters reports. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Spread of TB in Africa Fueled by HIV/AIDS, Other Factors, Perspective Piece Says

...between" people with active TB and HIV in "clinics, hospitals and the broader community." Other factors that contribute to the spread of TB in Africa include weak health systems, inadequate laboratories, conditions that promote transmission of... Read more »
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HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. The United Nations predicts Read more »


Posted by Survivor
...A Growing Concern by Susan Hunter Twenty-five years after doctors discovered the disease, the AIDS epidemic continues to spread, unchecked, even where we least expect it in our own backyard My friend Susan Howe, a 60-year-old preachers... Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...Editor Published: 09 August 2006 It used to be called the unkindest cut. But now the head of the one of the world's largest Aids charities believes we are on the brink of a revolution in attitudes to circumcision. Richard Feachem, executive... Read more »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...treatment does little or nothing to mitigate the horizontal infectivity factor {B}. So usage of the cocktail is exacerbating the spread of AIDS. SI model: dS/dt = s-uS-BSI dI/dt=BSI-cI We need to be honest about this since several African... Read more »