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What Is The Percentage Of People With Hiv In Africa

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What Is HIV?

...does so if you are rich or poor; 14 years old or 70; black or white; gay or straight; married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms within a short time after being infected. The only way you can tell if you have HIV is to get an HIV test . How...
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Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...improve health outcomes for Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Across the nation, we also need to prevent the spread of HIV and get people into treatment by expanding access to testing and comprehensive education programs. This report also... 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
...explore where programs are being developed in your country. Without medication there is a gradual loss of CD4+ cells and typically people start developing symptoms when the counts drop below 100. There is no way to know how long this will take... 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 workforce...
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 Read more »

aids in Africa

How come so many people in Africa have aids?
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Poor countries,no prevention,no safe sex,no adequate treatment for positive cases,ethnic and cultural issues. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of People Living With HIV/AIDS in Africa to Outpace Treatment Resources by 2020, IOM Report Finds

... The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa is projected to greatly outpace treatment resources by the end of the decade, according to a Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nearly 19 Million People Living With HIV/AIDS in East, Southern Africa, According to WHO

... Approximately 18.6 million people in East and Southern Africa were HIV-positive at the end of 2002, according to World Health Organization statistics presented Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Concludes Africa Trip With Stop in Nigeria; Sees Effects of HIV/AIDS in Person

... President Bush on Saturday ended his five-day, five-country trip through Africa with a visit to Nigeria, where he met with people living with HIV/AIDS and talked to health officials, the Los Angeles Times reports. Bush attended a round-table... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

60% of HIV-Positive People in Africa Who Begin Antiretroviral Treatment Still Taking Drugs After Two Years, Study Says

... About 60% of HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa who begin treatment with antiretroviral drugs still are taking the drugs after two years, according to Read more »
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Mission to Africa

Posted by jenv, 2 Replies
...Hello all, I am looking for help with my mission to Africa. If anyone has any advice on how I can get people to help let me know and visit my web site Thanks to all Read more »

lonely in southern africa trying to live with HIV

Posted by africanbeauty, 4 Replies
...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 other african poz professionals women or men so we... Read more »

Unprotected encounter with girl from Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...A friend of mine had a possible exposure and was test 4,6 and 8 weeks after and was negative. he was tested for hiv-1. Would he have showed up pos by now if he was infected? does high risk exposure serocovert faster than a low risk exposure? Read more »

HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator for Southern Africa

Posted by Anonymous
...effectively and sensitively, whether it is working with VSO staff and volunteers, liasing with partners and donors, or working with people who are HIV +ve. Closing date: 8th November 2001 Interview date: 16th November 2001, in Pretoria ... Read more »