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Losing a parent is undoubtedly a traumatic experience for any child. It is an experience that will follow that child, likely playing a larg...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Antiretrovoral treatment is now reaching many more people

Although progress is being made daily by the health powers to be , there is a lot more that can be done. The ultimate goal is to have a cure for HIV in the near future.
Don't hesitate to do your part.

Today's statistic:

"One out of every four new infections in South Africa is in young women between the ages of 15 and 24, experts say in remarks distributed by the South African Broadcasting Corporation. He said the number of new HIV infections among young women remain a major challenge. Although with a higher infection rate, South Africa puts more HIV patients on antiretroviral treatment, compared with other African countries. One in five people on antiretroviral treatment in the world lives in South Africa. That means 250,000 of those 2.4 million are being treated in the public sector in South Africa, according to the government. "  

Friday, August 22, 2014

More feeds from the last AIDS conference

Still learning from the last international AIDS conference.
getting this information from time to time will help us stay current and be able to help someone living with the disease.
The statistics continue to be alarming despite what region is being highlighted.

" Most HIV infections in the past 12 months across the world took place in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to figures released Wednesday. During the period, over two million more people have contracted HIV, bringing the number of people living with HIV to 35 million globally, says a report released by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Xinhua reported. The UNAIDS report points out that of the 35 million HIV infected people, 19 million do not know they have the virus.

Close to 13 million people now have access to antiretroviral treatment (ARV), an increase of 2.3 million from last year.  Three out of four people on treatment are in Sub-Saharan Africa. This comes as more people get tested and governments secure funding for treatment. South Africa continues to bear the brunt of the HIV epidemic. One in five new HIV infections in the world took place in South Africa, chief executive officer of the South African National AIDS Council, Doctor Fareed Abdullah, said. "

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Loved this when I came across it today. It simply encouraged me to continue to volunteer and give of myself to others at any opportunity .
If we all try to do this , I think the world will be a better place.

"The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend beyond oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people."

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