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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malawi Coffin Makers Cash in on AIDS Pandemic

The surge of AIDS-related deaths in Malawi, a country in the epicenterof the African AIDS epidemic, has contributed to a thriving coffin business."Normally, we make 20 coffins per day ... but when my father started thebusiness [in 1967] it was only... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nearly 7% of Young South African Children HIV-Positive, Study Says

Almost 7% of South African children ages two to nine are HIV-positive, according to a study released on Wednesday by the South African Human Sciences Research Council , Reuters reports (Bell, Reuters, 5/12). HSRC Executive Director Olive Shisana... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many South African Children Miss School Because Parents Affected by HIV/AIDS, Report Says

Many South African children are absent from school because their parents or other family members are affected by HIV/AIDS, according to a report released Wednesday by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Human Sciences Research Council ,... Read more »
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Marinol vs. Megace

i just had a visit. CD4 count is 180 and viral load is less than 400.I am horrified at losing weight. I am and have always been a petite woman(even after the births of 3 children)I have tried Megace and it seems to work well in terms of assisting...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Both marinol and megace are appetite stimnulants which generally help people with HIV gain weight. Both are reasonably safe; marinol has very few side effects other than a "buzz" that some people feel with higher doses. I don't... Read more »

IV risk of infection in a remote African hospital

Hi Dr. Bob: My wife has been in Tanzania/Kenya helping out a several children's homes (orphanages) over the last month. While there she contracted malaria (she was taking Malarone but got Malaria still). She had to be hospitalized in a remote...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mark,A three-month HIV-antibody test would provide a definitive result. Latex condoms can be used for penetrative sex during the three-month window period. Assuming the latex condoms are used properly and do not fail (break), your HIV risk... Read more »

Married South African in desperate need of your EXPERT advice.

Hi Dr BobI really admire you for the work that you are doing and for being such an example to so many of us.I really hope that you can find the time to help out a happily married guy, with 3 children, whose whole life seems to be falling apart...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. Sucking shaft and balls (even if "recently shaved down there") is not considered a risk for HIV transmission.Your two negative rapid tests seven months after your "boys night out"... Read more »

South African Treatment

hey,my country has finally started with ARV's, which is wonderful! However, you are only allowed to get treatment when your CD4 count is below 200. I have been reading other answers on your website about when to start treatment- and it seems...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.Congratulations to your country for starting wide-spread distribution of HIV medications. There is quite a lot of debate about the optimal time to start medications. Here in the US (where we tend to have better funding... Read more »
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ATTENTION! ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WOMEN

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
THIS IS A TIME FOR ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN TO SPECIALLY TO SIT DOWN AND TAKE NOTES ON THESE TITLES THAT WE SO-CALLED OURSELVES TODAY.SINGLE,MARRIED,OR SHACKING WITH SOMEONE SO,LADIES I`AM POZGAL43 AND I CAN TOUCH ON EACH ONE OF THESE... Read more »

Married to West African

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
And have only dated African men for the past 10 years or more. I see very little about the risks from dating African men in the states on any website. What is this about HIV-2? What are the symptoms of that? Are they the same as for HIV-1? And,... Read more »

New South African Education

Posted by Angel_Ronnie
The school inspector is assigned to the grade 4 class in one of the local schools.

He is introduced to the class by the teacher. She says to the
class:"Let's
show the inspector just how clever you are by allowing him to ask you a question".

The... Read more »

Rolling Stone, NY Post, Poz Mag [Rethinking AIDS]

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
New York Post Cheers Rolling Stone Expose

South African journalist Rian Malan's groundbreaking article questioning AIDS numbers in Africa may be the start of something big.

The following New York post article praising Malan and Rolling Stone magazine... Read more »