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Stories Of People With Hiv/aids In Africa

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HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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Africa: HIV or AIDS

I know this might not be the correct forum for this question, but after reading many Q&A's on this site, I find you to be the best informed on the widest variety of HIV/AIDS topics.When we hear about Africa having a whopping 10 of their...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure when you say "10" what that refers to. In some African countries, as much as 30% of the adult population is HIV antibody positive. Because of the poor access to expensive HIV drugs many of these people will progress to AIDS... Read more »

Africa: HIV or AIDS

I know this might not be the correct forum for this question, but after reading many Q&A's on this site, I find you to be the best informed on the widest variety of HIV/AIDS topics.When we hear about Africa having a whopping 10 of their...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
We can not look at the global HIV pandemic through the lenses of the West's experience with this virus.Africa is indeed burning. This is no mistake and to believe so is to risk being considered a denialist. Testing of blood with from blood... Read more »

inspiring story.

Dearest Dr bob.When i was 18 on a trip to africa i got rammed by a rhino.. no im not kidding... i lost alot of blood and the only person left that could donate blood was a positive woman named Mahari(or something like that) it was either take the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Zero+" Chef,Rammed by a rhino??? An HIV-tainted, but life-saving emergency blood transfusion in Africa??? Hotel school in Switzerland??? Travels through Europe becoming a chef??? Opening a restaurant called "Zero+" and... Read more »

Gay HIV+ partner has bareback sex with other HIV+ people

Hi, I'm in an open gay relationship with my HIV+ partner whereas i am HIV-. We always have protected anal sex (oral unprotected)My partner continues to have unprotected sex with other positive guys even though i have stressed that this is bad....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Regarding the risk of poz-on-poz barebacking, see below.As for a well "recegonised" resource on this topic, HELLO! You're reading it. Check out the archives! Finally, regarding the risk of STDs from oral sex, we have an entire... Read more »
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Look, People In Africa are Just like Denialists

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Dying of AIDS in Nigeria: A young man's life ends in loneliness and pain

By GLENN McKENZIE -- Associated Press

BILLIRI, Nigeria (AP) -- When David Daudu read the blood test showing he was infected with the AIDS virus, he ripped up the hospital's...
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HIV STORY

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Thembi Ngubane.

Twenty-year-old Thembi Ngubane.

Editor's note: Five million South Africans suffer from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This makes South Africa the hardest-hit country in the world. Fully three-quarters of new cases are girls and young... Read more »