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Statistical Information Regarding Hiv In Africa

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What Is HIV?

...keep your CD4 count up, keep your viral load down, take your HIV meds properly and live a healthy life, there's no reason to think that your life will be any shorter with HIV than it would have been without it. The latest information on life expectancy for HIVers shows that HIV-positive people who are on treatment can expect to live well into their 60s and beyond -- and the estimates keep getting closer to those of HIV-negative people as...
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Did I dodge a bullet? A potentiall dodgy sexual encounter in Africa

Dr. Frascino,I have particularly enjoyed visiting your forum. I wish it was under different circumstances, but I have greatly appreciated your care, intention, and humor in dealing with sensitive questions from your readers. I am working in Africa...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Johnathan,1. Yes, absolutely.2. No, HIV-antibody tests are essentially foolproof!3. Yes, but the odds of this are extremely remote (statistically speaking).4. No. The Read more »

one night stand in West Africa...

Recently, I had sex with a West African man. He didn't ejaculate and says he is HIV negative. It only happened once, as I quickly came to my senses. Only 8 weeks later I took HIV 1 and HIV 2 tests. The results of the HIV-1 test was negative and I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
... There you can look at recent statistics on the prevalence of HIV and AIDS in different countries around the world.For more information about HIV-2 in West African countries, see my response to "HIV 2"... Read more »

Question of all questions Aids (ORIGIN OF HIV/AIDS 2008)

I have a clinic where we work with people to help them stay healthy, addressing dietary issues, rehabilitation, etc... Our team consists of 10 alternative healthcare practitioners and have helped some hiv clients in the past. Often, I wonder if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."monkeying around" with monkeys? Nope!Did it arise from overuse of antibiotics? Nope! See below. I'd also recommend you check out the information on well.Dr. Bobaids (ORIGIN OF HIV/AIDS)Aug 26, 2008 did aids come from having... Read more »

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
...involves suffering, and is difficult to hide. This is why it is so essential to ramp up treatment programs. If you can send more information about your location and situation maybe we can direct you towards a treatment program. Good luck! Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine "Sugar Daddy" Relationships in Africa, Drug Resistance in HIV Subtypes; Updated With HIV/AIDS Information

...approach" (Kantor et al., PLoS Medicine , April 2005). : The Web site recently was updated to include new information on HIV/AIDS. " Volunteering on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic " lists volunteer and internship opportunities with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Service, UNAIDS Launch Program to Fight Epidemic in Region

... The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service and UNAIDS recently launched an electronic HIV/AIDS discussion forum that aims to foster dialogue and Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IFRC, WHO, Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service Launch Program to Fight Epidemic in Region

... The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies , the Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service and the World Health Organization recently launched a five-year program to fight HIV/AIDS in Southern Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Problems With Access to HIV Information, Services for People With Disabilities in Africa

...The New York Times on Sunday examined the problems that deaf and blind people have accessing information on HIV/AIDS in Africa, where education campaigns and prevention efforts have "largely forgotten" such individuals. According Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...had killed nearly 546,000 Americans since being first recognized in the early 1980s. To make the new estimates, the CDC used information on new HIV diagnoses taken from 40 states with the best data and AIDS diagnoses and deaths taken from all 50... Read more »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the disease process. As a head of state, Mr. Mbeki has the right and perhaps even the responsibility to challenge medical information, particularly when decisions based upon that information may have fatal consequences to his citizens. The... Read more »

DNF Forms and International Media Reaction

Posted by Anonymous
...reasonable doubt that South Africa is in the midst of an HIV epidemic that is maturing into an AIDS epidemic. It also provides useful information on the nature of the epidemic. Chicago Tribune... 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 »