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Mode Of Transmission Of Hiv In Sub-saharan Africa

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HIV anxiety

I had protected sex several times with a thirty year old man from Sub-Saharan Africa. I know he's had multiple partners previously. I have since been extremely paranoid about infection and had several bouts of flu-like symptoms. Should I get...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, you should be tested. Read more »

cure for Hiv

i hear that there is a new treatment for HIV. How true is this and how soon will this sprea accross... 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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Use for Preventing HIV Infection/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Multilevel Analysis of Uganda and Tanzania

...Unprotected sex remains the primary mode of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the current study. The authors examined the influence of community-level factors, including health care programs Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Hindering Economic, Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Malawian President Mutharika Says

... HIV/AIDS is stunting economic growth and social development in sub-Saharan Africa, Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika said Tuesday at the opening of a two-day parliamentary forum of the Southern African Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Education Slows Spread of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

... A Penn State University study of 11 sub-Saharan African nations finds that basic education can act as a "social vaccine" against HIV/AIDS. The common belief is that if people learn Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex, Not Unsafe Injections, Primary Mode of HIV Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Says

...Sex, not unsafe medical practices, is the primary mode of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study published in the Feb. 7 issue of the Lancet , Reuters reports ( Reuters , 2/5). George Schmid of Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...since early june 2009 up to early mid june 2010 all came negative. She has a hoarse voice as well Considering that I am in sub-Saharan Africa where HIV is rampant and our soldiers go to West Africa for peace keeping missions and the CSW... Read more »

unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmissio

Posted by Anonymous
...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contrary to recent suggestions that a majority of HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa are due to unsafe medical practices, an expert group convened by the United... Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...during sex was reduced by 60 per cent if the men were circumcised. A study published last month calculated that if all men in sub-Saharan Africa were circumcised, it would prevent almost six million new cases of HIV infection and save three... Read more »

CNN - The day in numbers: 39.5 million

Posted by Anonymous
...warned the "global epidemic is growing in all areas." 2/3: Two thirds of all people, adults and children, living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa (with its center in southern Africa -- 32%), making it the most affected region in the world,... Read more »