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What Caused Aids In Africa

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What Is HIV?

...and San Francisco began to die of a mysterious illness. The term "AIDS" -- which is what doctors call it when HIV disease becomes advanced -- wasn't coined until 1982, and the virus now known as HIV wasn't identified as the cause of AIDS until 1984. Related Links Overviews Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS What Is AIDS? What's the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? The Stages of HIV Disease The HIV...
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does hiv cause aids/cofactors

I came across a "denialist film" hiv fact or fraud with duesberg/thomas/shyh ching lo's theorys and dont beleive it all but have some questions.If hiv infection is spread evenly 50/50 why are 90% of aids cases male?How can hiv cause so much...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...It is as remarkable as it is tragic that with the actual isolation of the causitive organism, the mapping of its genome, the introduction of medications that are designed specifically to inhibit the action 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 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
...Sub-Saharan Africa.I hope your comments will serve as a wake-up call for all of us to redouble our efforts to battle the suffering caused by this scourge and to confront the inequities in our current world system of providing care and life... Read more »

right meds for HIV

Have a relative, the meds they are on are contrimoxazole & stalanev. what is the data on these 2 & also side effects to be aware of, & how they side effects can be managed? Thanks,Africa
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...tolerated. Stalanev is the combination of zidovudine + lamivudine (AZT + 3TC) that is available in the US as Combivir. It can cause nausea and stomach aches particularly when first starting and anemia in some patients over a longer period of... Read more »

Prone

Doctor there is a very common rumour that, the medicine given for AIDS treatmant makes the patient more prone to AIDS. Would you support this.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...persons under single- or dual-drug therapy did not fully benefit and often progressed to AIDS. This does not mean that the drugs caused AIDS- simply ask any HIV doctor in Africa what effect the virus has or what might happen to the death rate if... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: AIDS Causes Life Insurers to Take Stock

... In South Africa, where around 5.5 million people among the population of 47 million have HIV/AIDS, life insurers are re-examining the products Read more »
UNAIDS

Global HIV Prevalence has Levelled off; AIDS Is Among the Leading Causes of Death Globally and Remains the Primary Cause of Death in Africa

...the percentage of people infected with HIV -- has levelled off, the total number of people living with HIV is increasing because of ongoing acquisition of HIV infection, combined with longer survival times, in a continuously growing general... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS-Related Illnesses Leading Cause of Death in South Africa in 2000, Medical Research Council Report Says

... AIDS-related illnesses were the leading cause of death in South Africa in 2000, accounting for about 30% of all deaths nationwide, according to a Medical Research Council Read more »
UNAIDS

HIV Causing Tuberculosis Cases to Double in Africa

...HIV/AIDS, TB and Other Infectious Diseases in Abuja, Nigeria, will show that TB cases are increasing 10% per year in Africa because of HIV. There were nearly two million new TB cases in Africa in 1999, with two-thirds of those also infected with... Read more »
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Kenya Media Joins AIDS Debate

Posted by Anonymous
...This dissident view holds that we actually do not know what causes Aids. We do not know whether the condition known as Aids is caused by a virus or some other agent. There is no proof that the "virus" known as HIV causes Aids. According to this... Read more »

lonely in southern africa trying to live with HIV

Posted by africanbeauty, 4 Replies
...hi i hope that i can find someone i can chat with here. this is my 3rd year poz - it caused the breakup of my marriage. anyhow, i am a 38 year old african beauty living in africa -and i am lonely - would like to meet Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...Africa and in North America. We see males seeking circumcision very commonly in South Africa. The news of its protective effect caused a substantial increase in demand for adult male circumcision. "Circumcision fell out of favour in North... Read more »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the publication (in the scientific journal Nature) of the "Durban Declaration," which states that "The evidence that AIDS is caused by HIV-1 or HIV-2 is clear-cut, exhaustive and unambiguous, meeting the highest standards of science." The Durban... Read more »