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Living With HIV In South Africa

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Percentage of Pregnant Women Living With HIV in South Africa Increases, Survey Suggests

The percentage of pregnant women living with HIV in South Africa "has inched up to 30.2 percent from 29.4 percent last year," according to the annual National Antenatal Sentinel HIV and Syphilis Prevalence survey released by Health Minister Aaron... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Victory for Soldiers Living With HIV

Last week, South Africa's Cabinet approved a new policy that will allow the national defense force (SANDF) to selectively recruit and deploy soldiers who are HIV-positive. The move follows a high court decision last year that declared SANDF's old... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treating HIV Earlier Could Save 76,000 Lives in South Africa

A new study finds that starting treatment when CD4 cells drop below 350 per cubic millimeter of blood could save 76,000 lives in South Africa alone over the next five years. Mathematical modeling also showed that starting South African patients on... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV and South Africa

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am HIV positive but the virus has been undetectable according to my blood tests for nearly 8 years (I was diagnosed in 1999). I have been on Sustiva which I take daily (one pill). My question is that I am planning a trip to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The information you requested, or at least how to get it, was waiting for you in the archives. See below.Bon voyage.Dr. BobResearch on HIV and Travel Restrictions (ON THE ROAD WITH HIV) (TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS)Mar 30, 2008 The other day I asked you... Read more »

I NEED MEDS IN South Africa!!!

Hi Doc,I live in South Africa, Land of the idiot Minister of Health, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, who thinks that the odd onion,beatroot and other greenery will keep HIV at bay without any other medication!!!How can I get yje latest treatment...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I know that programs for HIV treatment are becoming increasingly available around the world, but don't have a sense of what is currently available to you now. This <a href="http://thebody.com/govt/develnews.html"... Read more »

Serotism in South Africa

Hi, I am a lady living in south africa and have body wasting. What I would like to know is will Serotism ever be introdiced in the South African market?Thanks...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting from South Africa.We rarely use Serostim (human growth hormone) anymore. Time was that we used it for people with severe HIV-related wasting.The question to me is what is the cause of your wasting. Are your HIV... Read more »

No question just thank you - Sleepless in South Africa

Dear Doc BobI don't have a question I just wanted to say thank you so much for answering my question it really does put my mind at ease. Living in South Africa you can become a bit paranoid about HIV, but in my case I would rather be paranoid...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your thanks.Be well.Dr. BobFinally tested can I whoo hooo - Sleepless in South Africa Jan 15, 2010Hi Doc BobThis website has provided me with the courage to finally go and get tested after an incidence of a condom breaking. As I am... Read more »
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Petition for PWA in South Africa

Posted by Jenfer23
You can help make medication available to people with AIDS in South Africa by signing the petition on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) [Doctors Without Borders] website at http://www.msf.org by April 15.

The petition calls on 39 pharmaceutical... Read more »

Petition for PWA in South Africa

Posted by Jenfer23
You can help make medication available to people with AIDS in South Africa by signing the petition on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) [Doctors Without Borders] website at http://www.msf.org by April 15.

The petition calls on 39 pharmaceutical... Read more »

AIDS conference in South Africa

Posted by Anonymous
I am an HIV positive woman and I received a scholarship to go to the International AIDS conference in Durban this July. I am looking for others who are going and are interested in traveling around South Africa after the conference. I want to go to... Read more »

Anyone with Information on South Africa?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Folks, is there anyone on this site from South Africa? I would like to find out where and how to get free medication. Please help Read more »