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How Many People Have Died From Hiv And Aids In Africa

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Die Quietly: How AIDS Kills Africa's Battered Women

Of the 29.4 million HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa, roughly 58 percent are women and girls, according to UN estimates. A new report by Human Rights Watch says that domestic violence needs to be addressed as an issue that contributes to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation to File Suit Against GSK on Behalf of People Who Died From AIDS-Related Complications

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Thursday announced that they plan to file a class-action lawsuit in South Africa against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline seeking damages on behalf of deceased HIV-positive people who could not afford antiretroviral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: AIDS Orphanage Closes Its Hospice, Babies No Longer Dying

Due to hygienic deliveries and the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected babies and pregnant HIV-infected women, South Africa's Cotlands childcare facility has closed its AIDS hospice for children. Cotlands is a nonprofit... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV treatment not available in Africa, how long until I die?

Hi Sir,I am 43 years old male recently diagnosed HIV postive (may-June 2007) with CD4 (435) I am from Africa and cannot afford medication, like to know how will I die and how soon without treatment, will I suffer pain? will people know I am an AIDs...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and very sorry to hear of your plight. The good news is that changes are underway and treatment programs for HIV infection are expanding throughout Africa. So it will be important for you to explore where programs are being developed in your... Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv specialist told me hardly no one dies of hiv-aids anymore in Australia, he said maybe 10% of pepole with HIV die in 2008 in auz,but people infected in 2008...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there Aussie Dude (or Dudette?),How many people die from HIV in 2008? Well, if you are asking how many HIV/AIDS-related deaths will occur worldwide (or in the Land Down Under) in 2008, we obviously don't know yet, because it's only... Read more »

why are people still dying of AIDS?

If the HAART is very effective, why are thousands of people die every year of AIDS in resource rich countries such as the US? Is it mostly due to lymphomas? Would you agree that HAART has not decreased the probabilty of getting lymphomas in hiv...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Deaths in HIV+ patients in the US are due to a number of factors. Many patients still present late with AIDS defining conditions that remain difficult to treat (average CD4 count when starting HIV meds in US hovers around 200= AIDS range). Many... Read more »

Why are people still dying of AIDS with the incredible meds available today?

This may sound like a stupid question, but why are people still dying of AIDS? I am 31, seroconverted two years ago. I chose to start treatment right away. I am excercising regularly, eating healthy (don't even remember when I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Throughout the world the major reason why people are still dying is due to lack of access to effective antiretroviral medications-a shameful situation (estimated that > 90% of persons who should be on meds are not). In my practice setting (inner... 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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Memorialize people who have died of AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
I'm shooting wildly in the dark, trying to light a candle.
This is a very cool TV event that we hope to take nationwide.
We are in need of help.
But we DO NOT NEED YOUR MONEY. We need your time.

Our annual WORLD AIDS DAY television memorial is still... Read more »

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 3 Replies


Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

More than 36 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. Ninety percent are living in developing countries where the high prices of medications are effectively condemning them to death. Without drastic changes to...
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HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern Africa

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