hiv/aids

By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Mar 16th, 2011
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While economic pressure increases on Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo to cede power to his rival Alassane Ouattara, AIDS and cholera patients in the country are concerned about the consequences of the breach of drug supply and absence of alternative solutions to their delicate health situation. By ...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Dec 20th, 2010
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This was revealed by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi in a written response to a parliamentary question on Friday. “At least 4366 children under the age of a year died at national level. When the newborns are added, a total 8001 deaths were recorded. “Among the major causes of death are p...
By benim
In Health
Dec 14th, 2010
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On the heels of World AIDS Day comes a stunning medical breakthrough: Doctors believe an HIV-positive man who underwent a stem cell transplant has been cured as a result of the procedure. Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the “Berlin Patient,” received the transplant in 2007 as part of a l...
By benim
In Analysis
Dec 5th, 2010
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Pope Benedict XVI’s comments last month that condom use can be justified in some cases to help curb the spread of AIDS were surprising to me only because they came from the very top of the Catholic Church. But in my 10 years of managing condom social marketing programs for HIV prevention and fa...
By benim
In Health
Dec 1st, 2010
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HARARE, Zimbabwe — The United States launched a program in Zimbabwe Wednesday to encourage HIV testing, with the U.S. ambassador, local musicians, broadcast personalities and soccer stars taking tests to mark the occasion. Alexio Kawara, one of the nation’s most popular musicians, said Zimbabwe...
By benim
In Analysis
Dec 1st, 2010
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Both HIV prevalence rates and the numbers of people dying from AIDS vary greatly between African countries. In Somalia and Senegal the HIV prevalence is under 1% of the adult population, whereas in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe around 10-15% of adults are infected with HIV. Southern Africa is the wors...
By benim
In Europe
Nov 23rd, 2010
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Women as well as men can use condoms to protect themselves against diseases such as Aids, the Vatican has confirmed at the launch of a new book about the Pope. Pope Benedict XVI had said in a new book that the use of condoms by Catholics would be morally justifiable in “certain cases”, ci...
By benim
In Health
Nov 21st, 2010
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MANILA, Philippines — Some church members in Southeast Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation praised Pope Benedict XVI for saying condom use might be justified in some cases, though Filipino bishops stressed Sunday the church leader still opposes contraceptives. Speaking to a German journalist w...
By benim
In Health
Nov 5th, 2010
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CHICAGO — Slight differences in five amino acids in a protein called HLA-B may explain why certain people resist the human immunodeficiency virus, U.S. researchers said on Thursday in a study that lends new clues about how to make a vaccine to prevent AIDS. “For a long time, we’ve known t...
By benim
In Health
Oct 29th, 2010
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Carol Apiyo* is struggling to cope with bitterness and anger towards her husband, whom she blames for infecting her with HIV; a few months ago, she tried to kill him by poisoning his food. Fortunately her husband recovered after treatment at Gulu Hospital in northern Uganda. “I can’t forg...