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How Many People Are Living With Hiv In Africa

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What Is HIV?

...does so if you are rich or poor; 14 years old or 70; black or white; gay or straight; married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms within a short time after being infected. The only way you can tell if you have HIV is to get an HIV test . How...
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use of septrin in hiv treatment

I live in Africa,and i have just been tested hiv+ but i was given septrins as part of hiv therapy.what could be the use of septrin in hiv treatment?
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
...Septrin is an antibiotic that is given to people with HIV infection to protect them from getting certain kinds of infections. 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 »

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 »

Thinking about Africa

Dear Calvin,I am curious is there any way possible that I could go to Africa and help people that are suffering from AIDS/HIV. Do you know of any organizations Thank you
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...epidemic is concerned, Sub-Saharan Africa is the region of the world that is most affected by HIV/AIDS. An estimated 26.6 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and approximately 3.2 million new infections occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2003.... Read more »
Articles
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 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CD4 Tests Can Reduce Costs, Extend Lives of HIV-Positive People in Africa, Study Says

...Settings ," Archives of Internal Medicine : The use of a CD4 test could help reduce costs and extend the lives of HIV-positive people in Southern Africa, according to a study conducted by researchers at Stanford University's School of Medicine ... 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 reports. The United Nations estimates that southern Africa Read more »
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lonely in southern africa trying to live with HIV

Posted by africanbeauty, 4 Replies
...find someone i can chat with here. this is my 3rd year poz - it caused the breakup of my marriage. anyhow, i am a 38 year old african beauty living in africa -and i am lonely - would like to meet other african poz professionals women or men so we... Read more »

CNN - The day in numbers: 39.5 million

Posted by Anonymous
...The day in numbers: 39.5 million By Sunaina Gulati for CNN (CNN) -- Some 39.5 million people are living with AIDS worldwide, according to a U.N. report released on Tuesday. "This year's report gives us real cause for concern," Read more »

starting a HIV/AIDS charity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 country of birth and Africa .Now l feel the need everyday as l read about the many hardships... Read more »

We live in Africa and my husband has HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...happy and where he can have health insurance so we can afford the cocktail. The US immigration policies are 'difficult' for people with HIV - even though we are married. I would not be able to work in Germany. We cannot get insurance in So.... Read more »