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What Women In Africa Can Do To Prevent The Transmission Of Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
Ask the Experts

Safer Drugs for Prevention of mother to child transmission

My Girlfriend and I are Hiv positive with her CD4 at 480 and 720 for me. We do not at the moment take any ARVS but she is 17 weeks pregnant. She was told at the PMCTC clinic that she will start treatment at 28 weeks with COMBIVIR AND NEVIRAPINE. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...boosted protease inhibitor) + Truvada which can be a challenge to tolerate from the stomach standpoint but is effective for HIV control and avoiding resistance. KH 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
...Hello young woman form Namibia,Thank you for writing. I'm sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis. Namibia is one of the top five HIV/AIDS-affected countries in the world with an adult HIV prevalence of 22.5%. Like Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

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
...encourage you to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics, unfortunately in this country politics is intimately linked to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and treatment access. Consequently, it does and will continue to come... Read more »

HIV/AIDS in the USA...World AIDS Day

As World AIDS Day approaches, we are hearing much about the pandemic in Africa and other resource-poor areas of the world. What about the U.S.? Do we have this problem under control? No one seems to talk about AIDS here anymore. Can you give us the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I wish I could report we had HIV under control here, but in fact that is not the case. In fact many of the commitments the Bush Administration promised in 2001 Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Women's Rights a Key Factor in Fighting HIV/AIDS

...of the mining giant Anglo American, is sponsoring a three-year initiative that promotes women's rights in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The microfinance initiative has benefited about 5,000 women in 85 villages near the company's... Read more »
The Body

Forced Sterilizations Among HIV-Positive Women in Africa Exposed

... Modern medicine has made it possible for many HIV-positive women to give birth to HIV-negative babies. However, health care workers in numerous African countries, including South Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Mataka Urges Women to Address Cultural Practices That Fuel Spread of Disease

... United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Elizabeth Mataka on Sunday in Lusaka, Zambia, called on women to openly discuss and increase awareness of harmful cultural Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Germany to Focus on Fighting HIV/AIDS Among Women, Children in Africa at G8 Summit, Minister Says

...year holds the presidency of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, plans to focus on securing funds for efforts to combat HIV/AIDS among African women and children at the upcoming G8 Summit in June, Germany's Development Minister Heidemarie... Read more »
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Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article1217831.ece Male circumcision 'lowers risk of HIV infection by 60%' By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor Published: 09 August 2006 It used to be called the unkindest cut. But now 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 »

The view at AIDS ground zero

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...saw. Researchers at Howard had found that an "ultrashort course" of treatment for new mothers helped prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS to babies. This is crucial, because acquiring enough drugs to provide ongoing treatment for people in poor... Read more »

HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
... HIV Prevention: What you need to know! Twenty three years since I first began to witness the horrific illnesses and deaths caused Read more »