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Should The Us Supply Meical Relief To Africa For Aids Treatment?

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AIDS InfoNet

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...under PEPFAR and be accountable for results. Treatment includes commitment by government and community leaders; national HIV/AIDS policy and clinical guidelines; training programs for clinical and laboratory staff; laboratory supplies and staffing support; and community outreach to promote adherence to antiviral treatment. Prevention activities are based on the specific HIV epidemic in each country. These include reducing sexual...
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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
...opportunistic infections and for antiretroviral therapy. Yes, effective anti-HIV medications are available in Namibia, but the supply is limited, and gaining access to them can be challenging. If you live close to a hospital, I would suggest you... Read more »

Drugs from Africa

Hello,One more question. Big pharmacutical companies are supplying HIV drugs in Africa for cheaper prices. Can some one buy those drugs from internet? Would it be leagal to do so, as i heard one can buy drugs for personal use.
Anne Donnelly

Response from Anne Donnelly

Public Policy Director, Project Inform
...The offer that some drug companies have made to African and other developing countries applies only certain types of buyers. It would have to be the Government of a country or to some Read more »

Hiv-2 testing in the United States

Hi Doctor, Screening of the blood supply for Hiv-2 became mandatory in 1992. Why then is it not offered by local health departments in conjunction with Hiv-1 testing? I mean if a person gets tested with a negative result for Hiv-1, isn't there...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...these 77 cases were in West Africans, or people who had sex or shared needles with a West African.When it comes to the blood supply, even though the risk of HIV-2 is very low in the United States, they test the blood for this rare virus anyway. ... Read more »

BBlood Transfusion and HIV

I understand that receiving a blood transfusion is a low risk activity. Dothey test each unit of blood that is given? If so, do they use the same blood test for HIV that would be given tome? Given that the HIV test may not show positive results for...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.My answer is stricly limited for the testing of the blood supply in theUnited States. Blood screening proceedures can vary from country to country. In the USA, EVERY unit of blood is tested Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Will Soon Ship Supply to South Africa of AIDS-Related Drug

... Bush to Keep Intact Clinton AIDS Policy Despite Criticism by Some Drug Firms Pfizer Will Soon Ship Supply to South Africa of AIDS-Related Drug Study Suggests New Options for Women With Abnormal Pap Tests Annan Urges... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Administration Awards Three-Year, $77 Million Contract to Establish Supply Network for HIV/AIDS Drugs in Africa

...clinics. The network also will serve as "one-stop shopping" for HIV-related products, including HIV test kits and basic medical supplies, such as gloves and sterilization equipment (AP/ Washington Post , 9/27). The contract, granted under the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Epidemic Threatening Food Supply in Famine-Prone Southern Africa

...of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, extreme poverty and weak agricultural systems has led to a "chronic, ongoing emergency" in Southern Africa, and the U.N. World Food Programme is seeking $150 million for the nearly nine million people who could run out... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa to Double HIV Patient Treatment

...Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Tuesday. By encouraging potential suppliers of the country's antiretroviral program to itemize supply costs and monitor price changes, the government saved 4.7 billion rand (US $689 million), said Motsoaledi.... Read more »
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AIDS-ART Demo Sotheby's NYC February 14

Posted by Alex1
...Street WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 6:00 p.m. (auction starts at 7) LOOK FOR: Anyone wearing sunglasses after dark, who will supply you with brochures or flyers to hand out. SPONSORED BY: Rethinking AIDS (, a group of... Read more »

traveling with HIV

Posted by joyfull, 1 Reply
...Hi, I'm 25 years old, living in Israel, discovered HIV positive 5 years ago and still holding on I have recenly finished my law degree and after years of intense studies and coping Read more »

AIDS LifeCycle (and then some)

Posted by ynot
...Foundation works to achieve that goal by providing direct services to thousands of people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS, supplying information about HIV treatment and related issues, promoting HIV prevention and awareness in the community,... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »