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How Many Children Lose Their Parents Because Of Hiv And Aids In Africa Each Day

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 18 Million Children in Africa Will Have Lost One or Both Parents to AIDS-Related Illnesses by 2010, UNICEF Says

More than 18 million children in Africa will have lost one or both parents to AIDS-related illnesses by the end of 2010 without increased action to control the spread of the pandemic among young people on the continent, according to a UNICEF report... 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

Reports Examine HIV/AIDS Issues in Myanmar; Global HIV/AIDS Awareness; AIDS Orphans in Africa; World AIDS Day 2004 News Coverage

"Myanmar: Update on HIV/AIDS Policy ," International Crisis Group : The latest ICG report says that Myanmar's HIV prevalence rate is not only a public health issue but also has security implications for neighboring countries. In addition, the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your mother told you not to talk about it and your father said that HIV only happens in dirty places and to dirty people?!!?? It always amazes me that 25 years into this global pandemic and with over 40,000,000 people infected worldwide,... Read more »

Will be losing health insurance from parent.

Currently I am enrolled in college and covered under my mothers insurance. I am 22 and can be covered as a dependent so long as I am enrolled in school fulltime until the age of 23. I am also working fulltime thru a temp agency and have no other...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If you are covered under both your mother's plan and your partner's plan, there would be coordination of benefits between the two plans. One would be considered primary and pay first and the other would pay second. Which plan pays first... Read more »

How to help an impaired single parent with likely dementia?

I've known my single-parent neighbor, "Jane," who is HIV-positive, and her two daughters for 11 years. Her younger daughter was infected at birth and is now 13, so Jane has been infected at least that long and does not use medication....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You need to contact Child Protective Services. These children are being neglected and abused and they need help beyond what you can provide. I agree that Jane is probably suffering from HIV associated dementia. She also needs help and is more likely... Read more »

No where else to go and feeling like I deserve to be punished and die... please please help me Dr. Robert... my parents said that if I am gay they will disown me... (COMING OUT, 2010)

Dear Dr...I hope you can really help me alleviate my emotional stress. I've been freaking out and could not get any sleep. I don't know where to go because I'm scared that my parents will kick me out of the house an disown me if I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your parents said that if you are gay they would disown you??? And they said homosexuals deserve HIV??? WOWZA!!! Some people should never be allowed to be parents! I'm sure your parents mean well, but their ignorance concerning sexual... Read more »
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WHY DON`T PARENT`S TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN THAT ARE HIV+

Posted by MARYJB67, 3 Replies
I`AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHY DON`T SOME PARENT TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED WITH THIS DISEASE BECAUSE I`VE A MOTHER THAT DOESN`T TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OR GO INTO THE HEALTH DEPT WITH ME EITHER BUT SHE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE DOCTOR SAY OR WHAT... Read more »

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 research losing its steam

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Almost twenty years and still no cure or effective treatment (most are too toxic). I think there needs to be a new approach to this mess. What do you think?

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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 »