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What Is Being Done To Help Aids In Africa

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Traditional Doctors Can Help Fight AIDS in Africa: WHO

Traditional healers need to be recruited in Africa's HIV/AIDS fight in order to reach those with little access to health care or HIV/AIDS prevention services, Luis Gomes Sambo, the World Health Organization's regional director for Africa, said... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California Businessman Helps Ease Africa's AIDS Plight in Namibia

Laguna Beach businessman Mike Shepard went to Africa on safari in 1996. A friend, Steve Garrison, asked him to look up his friends Jos and Sylvia Holtzhausen, missionaries in Namibia. Shepard flew two hours from Johannesburg to Namibia, a country... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

G8 Gets Plaudits in Push to Help Africa's AIDS Crisis

Leaders of the Group of Eight nations declared Friday they will work toward the goal of an "AIDS-free generation" in Africa. Working with UN health agencies and African governments, G8 leaders pledged to "develop and implement a package for HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Risk of infection from South Africa - please help!!!!

As you know South Africa has a high prevalence of HIV and those that are HIV+ do not have access to antiretroviral therapy as such I am worried since someone spat in my face during a conversation. I suffer from keratoconus (and as such use contact...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Saliva is not a fluid that transmits HIV. I see no risk here. DW... Read more »

Cry for help from Africa - which is the least toxic cocktail?

Hi DoctorFirst let me point out that i am writing from africa and therefore i can not spare too much money for tests at this stage AND there is very limited expertise on HIV treatment and thus what i get here will most likely be more authoritative...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The chances of getting infected from a single sexual encounter (such as vaginal intercourse) are generally low (< 1%) so you most likely did not get infected from that single encounter. If you have never had an HIV test then that test will... Read more »

Cry for help from africa - will new drugs reduce resistance?

Hi DoctorFirst let me point out that i am writing from africa and therefore i can not spare too much money for tests at this stage AND there is very limited expertise on HIV treatment and thus what i get here will most likely be more authoritative...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
I cannot even guess what the chances of HIV infection would be after your exposure. I can only tell you that there is nothing about the acute HIV infection syndrome that makes it readily recognized based upon symptoms alone - even by physicians who... Read more »

*Update and reassurance for readers* South Africa asking for help

Dear DocThank you so much for taking the time to allay my fears and point me in the direction of the help that I need.I'm sending you this update for two reasons other than the Thank you above- I want your readers to know that you are quite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, RM.Thanks for your extremely kind comments and for taking the time to write in with your update. I'm hopeful your experience and eventual enlightenment will help others still struggling and suffering in their own self-induced worried-well... Read more »
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AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My name is Rachel and I am 13 years old. This is my first time at this site. I was infected with HIV at birth with that out of the way here is my question: I never realized how lucky I was to live in the USA untill my class talked about AIDS in... Read more »

Petition for PWA in South Africa

Posted by Jenfer23
You can help make medication available to people with AIDS in South Africa by signing the petition on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) [Doctors Without Borders] website at http://www.msf.org by April 15.

The petition calls on 39 pharmaceutical... Read more »

Petition for PWA in South Africa

Posted by Jenfer23
You can help make medication available to people with AIDS in South Africa by signing the petition on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) [Doctors Without Borders] website at http://www.msf.org by April 15.

The petition calls on 39 pharmaceutical... Read more »

I need a HIV Specialist in DURBAN, South Africa

Posted by Christa1, 1 Reply
Does anyone know a good doctor who specialises on HIV/AIDS, in Durban, South Africa. The doctor I have been with is emigrating and I need to find a doctor who knows what he is talking about, and who is familiar wit processes and procedure. I have ... Read more »