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What Socio-economic Groups Is Most Infected By Hiv In Kenya

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Could Destabilize Kenya's Social, Economic Sectors, Report Says

The prevalence of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Kenya could destabilize the country's social and economic sectors, according to the recently released Kenya National Human Development Report 2006, Kenya's Nation reports. "The limited... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Psychosocial Challenges and Protective Influences for Socio-Emotional Coping of HIV-Positive Adolescents in South Africa: A Qualitative Investigation

"While the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy in South Africa should lead to a reduction in mother-to-child transmission, mortality, and orphaning, it will also be accompanied by a large number of children entering adolescence and adulthood with a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya's HIV Prevalence Drops; Rates Among Women Higher Than Among Men, Group Says

HIV prevalence in Kenya has declined to 5.9% this year from 6.1% last year, and HIV prevalence among women in the country is 7.7%, compared with 4% among men, according to statistics released Wednesday by Kenya's National Aids Control Council , the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Group N infection treatment options

Dr. Pierone,I was infected with hiv type N during a trip to Central Africa after getting into a heated sexual encounter. I am confused however which drugs to use to treat this type of hiv, are they different from treating current other hiv 1 type...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Mr. Crying Man, group N infection has only been reported in 5 Cameroonian patients. This would make you a member of a very select club. For group O infection and HIV-2 protease inhibitor-based therapy is best because of inherent resistance to... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections and Group Dynamics

I am not a physician, but I am currenly working with HIV + people in Malaysia, and I was wondering if you could answerthe following question for me. As is common in many western countries, the diagnosis of HIV + status often results in theinfected...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
It's a good question. Fortunately, people with HIV infection are rarely placed at risk by other people, whether HIV-infected or not. Most of the infections that cause problems are caused either by organisms that are everywhere but whichare... Read more »

Dr. Pierone, why did you leave out "E" as one of the M Group subtype infections?

Dr. Pierone,Thank you for the invaluable advice you give. I noticed when you answered a question from someone from Cameroon, that you referred to 9 "pure" subtypes of Group M HIV infection - but you left out subtype E. I have read that...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, this field moves extremely fast and the nomenclature for subtype classification was recently updated. Subtype E is now CRF01_AE. This means circulating recombinant form that is a mosaic of subtype A and E. So there is no longer a pure... Read more »

Group O infection

Last november I came down with what my doc believes is ARC. Night sweats, weight loss( 26lbs), insomnia, fatty legion on right knee, watery diarehha, white growth on my tongue, and PN. After several HIV1/2 negative tests.. he believes that agroup O...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post. Unfortunately it is difficult to know for sure but I would be careful to exclude other causes of your illness than HIV-1, Group O or otherwise. In fact, many of your symptoms are not specific in any way for HIV. For... Read more »
Connect With Others

In Kenya with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My name is Nyarayi and i am a woman Living with HIV in kenya
since 1991. I have a son who is turning 7 on 16 August this year
I am also having my birht day on the 6th of June I'll be turning
29 years. Send birthday wishes please.I am the coodonator... Read more »

Kenya Media Joins AIDS Debate

Posted by Anonymous
Does HIV actually cause dreaded Aids disease?
January 25, 2001

By Dominic Odipo, The Standard

What causes the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids)? This may sound like a stupid question but, according to an emerging or "dissident" new school of... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I agree with Mark 2000. Its also an ECONOMICAL FACTOR. Everyone knows how expensive hiv treatment are. Also we know that in most of the countries of the world there has been trials about human rights protection and in all of the courts they have... Read more »

group N infections difficult to identify....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
1: AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Aug;20(8):902-8. Related Articles, Links

Identification and genomic sequence of an HIV type 1 group N isolate from Cameroon.

Bodelle P, Vallari A, Coffey R, McArthur CP, Beyeme M, Devare SG, Schochetman G, Brennan... Read more »