Immunodeficiency

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 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 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...