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WORLD AIDS DAY THREAD November 24, 2006 8:31 AM

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WORLD AIDS DAY---A TIME FOR REFLECTION-
Please post links, events, thoughts, commentaries as WORLD AIDS DAY is coming Deceber 1st....
love & blessings to you all
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anonymous  November 24, 2006 6:28 PM

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anonymous related links November 24, 2006 6:35 PM

http://www.worldaidsday.org/

http://www.worldvision.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_AIDS_Day

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anonymous I am not afrai of Aids November 24, 2006 6:48 PM

Only one child in 20 with HIV has access to treatment, according to a report from children's charities.

Here, one girl describes her life with HIV.

Noo is 12 years old. Her father is dead, as is her mother.

A child receives an HIV drug - UNICEF/ HQ04-0167/Roger LeMoyne
Campaigners say too few children receive the drugs they need

They both died of Aids-related illnesses, and the HIV virus was passed on to Noo - whose name has been changed to protect her identity.

Orphaned, impoverished and HIV-positive, she lives with her grandfather, who is an alcoholic.

In some ways, Noo looks much younger than her age, because the virus has left her painfully thin and has sapped her strength.

But in her eyes and in her casual use of medical terms like "anti-retroviral" and "opportunistic infection", she seems much older.

'Grandfather was drunk'

Noo runs the household.

She does all the cleaning. She manages the finances, hiding money from her grandfather and giving him an allowance for necessities.

Noo has to travel 70 kilometres to collect her medicine from her village in north Thailand.

Aids is not something you can get easily, and you can't get it from playing

She says: "I have been ill for about a year. I feel breathless and I cough.

"I went to the local hospital and the doctor said I had an opportunistic infection. I went with my mother because she was still living then

They did some tests, but I didn't know what was going on. The doctor didn't know either, so I went to Chiang Mai Hospital.

"There they told my mother I had HIV.

"I knew that HIV meant Aids and it made you weak.

"My mother died that year.

"After that my grandfather was drunk all the time and he used to hit me and shout at me a lot.

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anonymous  November 24, 2006 6:52 PM

He takes me to eat every day and sends me to the bus to come to a community group called Aids Access."

"Now I am taking anti-retroviral drugs every day.

"I have to take them at 7am and 7pm. The doctor told me to take them at the right time.

"I have been taking them for four months and now I feel stronger - and I can eat.

"I go to see the doctor once a month. I go on my own and that's OK, but when I come back I have to carry all the medicine myself.

The healthcare worker gave me a watch to help me take the drugs at the right time.

"The watch is very useful because it rings every time I need to take my drugs. Otherwise, I would forget.

"If I forget to take them, I have to take them as soon as I remember."

'I want to be a business-woman'

She adds: "I am not afraid of Aids. If I take my drugs the disease gets better.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5012780.stm

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anonymous Vatican to adress condom rules November 27, 2006 5:21 AM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6175218.stm

what took them so long...

The Catholic Church is due to discuss the use of condoms to fight Aids at a conference on infectious diseases opening at the Vatican.

The Catholic Church formally opposes any use of condoms, advising fidelity within marriage or sexual abstinence.

A senior Vatican cardinal has even publicly questioned the efficacy of condoms as a barrier.

But, as the UN reports growing levels of infection, there are signs a shift of Vatican policy is being discussed.

Pope Benedict XVI has commissioned a report on the scientific and moral aspects of the use of condoms.

please read on....

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This Year's Theme:2006 - Stop AIDS; Keep the Promise - Accountability November 28, 2006 8:32 PM

salaam everyone-
here are a few links for World Aids Day--the theme--KEEP THE PROMISE.... dedicated to all those who have passed away, those who are survivors and victorious, those who are still suffering, the children, those who fight for the cause, those who love, those who are caretakers, those who care enough to speak out-those who share their stories giving us inspiration-we admire & love you all...a day for reflection, for honoring, for remembering, for never letting the promise be forgotten, nor the voices silenced..
to all of you who are living with HIV-my deepest love, respect & admiration goes to you--you have taught me much as your spirit soars as a bright light....your courage, your strength, your beauty...your determination..leaves me in quiet awe and silent tears of grace-for you are the reason..the promise must never be forgotten...not one more step into the darkness..lets all hold hands, cry together, rejoice together when there is victory, stomp the political grounds when needed, and keep the vision-dream alive...for it is blood red 911 to end NEEDLESS suffering  HERE and in other countries....NO MO WAR MONEY....that money could be used to heal-used for medications, homes, treatments, new centers,  NOT for killing, but for preserving LIFE and DIGNITY...
let us each make a promise this World Aids Day, to do at least one thing consistantly during the year- whether it's volunteering at an HIV/AIDS center, donating clothes, food on a regular basis, READ-LEARN more on the epidemic, adopt a child who  is positive...anything-big or small..makes a difference..
I guess this day will kinda be our anniversary for our family here...I wish to thank each and every one of you for all your efforts, research, discusssions, posts of information, pictures of events, sharing and so on...your spirits are beautiful & I thank each one of you for your contributions to this home of love...for HIV/AIDS erradication & prevention..if we were a center-we would have the most loving staff!!  Im so proud of all of you and you have been a source of strength, hope and love for many...keep being warriors & angels...so many depend on you  and others like you..yea...we are a small group...but..like a drop of water in a pond-we have a ripple effect...
and, the hugs...have been so healing... thank you for the glorious wonderful hugs..as we all join hands hearts and spirits on December 1st...let us truly embrace each other-and those who are yet to come....for many are sure to follow until the promise has been fulfilled...
much love, light, peace and hugs..
i love you all
my prayers are with you all & with this group
and all those infected/affected by HIV/AIDS..
Leo--love ya baby!!
Love & blessings A'isha
 
 
 
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Bless you Agnes for your heartfelt posts...
love & blessings to all
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World Aids Day November 28, 2006 8:52 PM

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anonymous Dearest Aisha November 29, 2006 5:38 AM

 will be able not post here for a while... no Internet  yet in my new place... have been told it will take a while...

I will light a candle on World Aids day and think about  my friends who lost their life due to Aids..and about all the victims of this terrible illness.

but one day, hopefully soon...there will be a cure...I can almost taste it..

Namaste,  may all creatures be happy...

Agnes

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Salaam Agnes November 30, 2006 9:49 PM

Our love, light and prayers are with you until your return..a candle burning in  your honor for the precious person you are   ...we will be awaiting your return!  Happy transitions! love you

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World Aids Day Sites November 30, 2006 9:51 PM

AIDS said cuts S.Africa teens' life span
AP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 12:56 PM PST
Fewer than half of South Africa's 15-year-olds will live to see their 60th birthday because of HIV/AIDS, according to a new report.

Annan urges greater accountability in global battle against AIDS
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:24 AM PST
UN chief Kofi Annan urged greater accountability in the global battle against AIDS on the eve of World AIDS Day, amid a worrying surge of the scourge in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

On World AIDS Day, renewed calls for prevention strategies
USA Today Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:30 AM PST
As World AIDS Day approaches, some public health experts are saying the current focus on universal access to lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs has had an unintended effect: sidelining prevention. New strategies that attempt to change the very environment of AIDS transmission are now being considered.

Jefferson Award Winner Helps AIDS Patients
KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:55 AM PST
For many people fighting HIV or AIDS, life can become a downward spiral resulting in homelessness. This month, KPRC Local 2 is honoring a Jefferson Award winner who gives those trying to find their way through the social service system more than just a roof over their heads.

Ahead of World AIDS Day, renewed calls for new strategies to stop pandemic
USA Today Thu, 30 Nov 2006 8:57 AM PST
Former President Clinton announced Thursday that two Indian pharmaceutical companies had agreed to cut the prices of HIV and AIDS treatment for children, making the lifesaving drugs more accessible worldwide. Yet as World AIDS Day is marked Friday, some experts are saying the current focus on access to lifesaving drugs has had an unintended effect: sidelining prevention.

Clinton in Delhi to flag lower prices for children's AIDS treatment
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 9:33 AM PST
Former United States president Bill Clinton said in India his foundation had negotiated agreements to lower the price of HIV-AIDS treatment for children in poor countries.

Drug companies want official hand on access to AIDS medicines
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 7:24 AM PST
A leading pharmaceutical industry association has acknowledged that there were still many barriers for access to life-saving HIV/AIDS medicines but urged governments to do more to relieve the situation.

Freed China activist says AIDS problem far exceeds official data
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 5:37 AM PST
A leading Chinese AIDS activist recently detained by police has said the number of people suffering from the disease in China could be 10 times higher than official estimates.

HIV drug therapy interruption doubles AIDS risk: study
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 5:26 AM PST
HIV/AIDS patients who temporarily stop taking their anti-retroviral drugs to reduce side effects are doubling the risk of getting full-blown AIDS and other diseases and of dying from them, US scientists said in a new study.

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Pakistan in a state of AIDS denial: U.N. official
Reuters via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 5:37 AM PST
Pakistan is in a state of denial about the extent of its HIV/AIDS problem, and political leaders need to understand the reality or it will be very difficult to contain the epidemic, a U.N. AIDS official said.
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Clinton launches child HIV drug
CNN.com Thu, 30 Nov 2006 10:50 AM PST
NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton and two Indian pharmaceutical companies have struck an agreement to cut prices of HIV and AIDS treatment for children, making the lifesaving drugs far more accessible worldwide, Clinton's foundation's anti-AIDS initiative said.

Experts plan strategies to prevent HIV
AP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:13 AM PST
Circumcision, microbicides and microfinance. These are some of the most promising options being examined as potential ways to prevent AIDS. As World AIDS Day is marked Friday, some public health experts are saying the current focus on universal access to lifesaving antiretroviral drugs has had an unintended effect: sidelining prevention. Without a vaccine, preventing HIV infections is key to

Treatment timeouts dangerous in HIV care
Reuters via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 8:20 AM PST
Doctors seeking to reduce the dangerous side effects of long-term HIV therapy have discovered that taking a breather is not better.

Russia registers 363,000 HIV cases
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 8:12 AM PST
Russia has registered over 363,000 people living with HIV-AIDS, including 2,322 children, chief medical doctor Gennady Onishchenko said, a news agency has reported.

HIV drug therapy interruption doubles AIDS risk: study
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 5:26 AM PST
HIV/AIDS patients who temporarily stop taking their anti-retroviral drugs to reduce side effects are doubling the risk of getting full-blown AIDS and other diseases and of dying from them, US scientists said in a new study.

Teenagers now hardest-hit by HIV in Thailand
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 4:36 AM PST
Teenage Thais are increasingly at risk of becoming infected with HIV, as the disease begins to hit younger and younger people here, according to a study released by the health ministry.

Deal to give children HIV/AIDS treatment
AP via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 3:02 AM PST
Former President Clinton announced Thursday that two Indian pharmaceutical companies had agreed to cut the prices of HIV and AIDS treatment for children, making the lifesaving drugs far more accessible worldwide.

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China takes HIV/AIDS prevention to the masses
Reuters via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 2:17 AM PST
On the eve of World AIDS Day, construction workers at the building site of Beijing's CCTV tower put down tools and picked up condoms and brochures touting safe sex and HIV/AIDS prevention.

HIV Treatment Interruptions Ineffective?
CBS News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:47 AM PST
HIV treatment interruptions ? designed to lower cost of treatment and reduce side effects ? generally aren't effictive, a large international clinical trial shows.

Clinton Hails Cheaper HIV/AIDS Drugs
AP via Yahoo! Finance Thu, 30 Nov 2006 9:49 AM PST
Former President Clinton said Thursday that two Indian pharmaceutical companies will cut the prices of HIV and AIDS treatment for children, making the lifesaving drugs more accessible worldwide.
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WHO urges more government action against HIV/AIDS
Reuters via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 2:18 AM PST
The World Health Organization urged political leaders in the Western Pacific region to step up efforts to stop the spread of the AIDS virus, saying the number of infections continues to grow.

YOU ARE HERE:
Aidsmap Thu, 30 Nov 2006 8:08 AM PST
When someone with a suspected case of TB is dangerously ill, in particular a person with HIV, ‘flexibility’ may be needed when making the diagnosis, according to recommendations just released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The new guidelines revise previously used algorithms in an effort to speed up the diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB in resource-limited

HIV/AIDS In Indonesia 'Not Under Control,' Virus Spreading Among Injection Drug Users, Commercial Sex Workers, WHO Says
Medical News Today Thu, 30 Nov 2006 7:09 AM PST
HIV/AIDS in Indonesia is "not under control," and HIV transmission among injection drug users, commercial sex workers and heterosexuals in the eastern province of Papua is increasing, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, the AP/International Herald Tribune reports. [click link for full article]

WHO warns of HIV epidemic in Asia before World AIDS Day
People's Daily Thu, 30 Nov 2006 1:10 AM PST
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned here on Thursday that the HIV/AIDS situation in Asia will further worsen unless political leaders meet their promises to step up efforts to stop the virus from spreading.

TAIWAN'S PROGRESS ON WHO BID SLOW DUE TO CHINA'S OBSTRUCTION: OFFICIAL
Central News Agency Thu, 30 Nov 2006 0:56 AM PST
Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) Progress on Taiwan's bid for membership in the World Health Organization (WTO) has been slow since the beginning of this year because of China's obstruction, said a senior foreign affairs official Thursday.

Global AIDS epidemic continues to grow: WHO
IANS via Yahoo! India News Wed, 29 Nov 2006 8:55 PM PST
London/Geneva, Nov 30 (DPA) Despite progress being made in many countries in tackling HIV/AIDS, the global epidemic continues to grow, latest figures published by UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO) show.

Oaxacan 'medicine man' sought instead of Western medicine
KGET 17 Bakersfield Wed, 29 Nov 2006 6:36 PM PST
According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of the population still uses herbal medicine as their primary medical treatment. For some, it’s the only medicine they have access to. For others who are poor, it’s a monetary barrier.

UR and community events to honor World AIDS Day
Rochester Campus Times Thu, 30 Nov 2006 3:55 AM PST
In honor of World AIDS Day, which is nationally and officially Dec. 1, UR will explore some of the most serious and important issues related to the AIDS epidemic through a series of events. In 1988, the United Nations World Health Organization created World AIDS Day.

Even in Africa, obesity a burgeoning problem
MSNBC Wed, 29 Nov 2006 1:18 PM PST
More than one-third of African women and a quarter of African men are estimated to be overweight, and the World Health Organization predicts that will rise to 41 percent and 30 percent respectively in the next 10 years.
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Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials On Recent UNAIDS Report Showing Nearly 40M People Worldwide Living
Medical News Today Wed, 29 Nov 2006 1:07 PM PST
UNAIDS and the World Health Organization last week issued a report that says that the number of people living with HIV/AIDS over the past two years has increased and that the worldwide total now stands at nearly 40 million. The report, titled "AIDS Epidemic Update: December 2006," estimates that 4.3 million new HIV infections occurred worldwide this year and that about 2. [click link for full  [ send green star]
 
More News on Testing & Counseling November 30, 2006 10:09 PM

Notice of December 20th Public Hearing on HIV Counseling and TestingPosted by: "New York AIDS Coalition" nyaidsc@yahoo.com  nyaidscWed Nov 29, 2006 12:16 pm (PST)
Dear NYAC Members and Friends,

Please disseminate this message with its attachment
FAR and WIDE.

On Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 the New York State
Assembly Health Committee will hold a public hearing
to receive testimony on HIV testing and counseling,
including written informed consent.

The formal notice of the public hearing from
Assemblymember Gottfried's office/Health Committee
Chair is attached. The Hearing details are as follows:

WHAT: Assembly Health PUBLIC HEARING on HIV Counseling
and Testing

WHEN: Wednesday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: 250 Broadway, Rm. 1923, 19th Floor, NYC

CONTACT: Richard Conti @ (518) 455-4941

If you are interested in submitting testimony, please
contact Mr. Conti at the above-listed number. While
this hearing will be held in New York City, we do hope
there can be upstate participation as well.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding a
similar hearing to be held by the New York State AIDS
Advisory Council in the near future.

Sincerely,

Kacie M. Winsor
Director of State and Local Affairs
New York AIDS Coalition
kwinsor@nyaidsc.org
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Worlds Aids Day December 01, 2006 8:23 PM

 
World's AIDS Day Message - Dr Anders Nordström, Acting Director-General, World Health Organization
Medical News Today Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:09 AM PST
The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to grow. Some 40 million people, their families, and their communities, are now living with HIV. Effectively tackling this epidemic remains one of the world's most pressing public health challenges. In August this year, at the XVI International AIDS Conference, 30 000 of us came together in Toronto in reply to the Conference's call to action. [click link for full

AIDS programs fail to reach high-risk groups: UN
Reuters via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 5:49 AM PST
Surveillance for the HIV virus is weak in most of the world and prevention and treatment programs often fail to reach high-risk drug users, homosexuals and sex workers, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

AIDS worsens in Asia —WHO
The Manila Times Fri, 01 Dec 2006 6:51 AM PST
The World Health Organization Friday called on Asia-Pacific leaders to make a greater effort in the fight against HIV/AIDS as the number of people with the virus continues to grow.

World AIDS Day - December 1, 2006
Kansas City InfoZine Fri, 01 Dec 2006 4:08 AM PST
Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

A somber reminder
Argus Observer Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:12 AM PST
The worldwide AIDS epidemic continues to thrive despite heightened educational efforts and widely-available tests. Today is World AIDS Day, a day created by the World Health Organization in 1988 to focus attention on the deadly disease, according to the Office of Minority Health Web site.

Bill Gates Puts Hometown at Forefront in Global Fight to Save Lives
RedNova Fri, 01 Dec 2006 4:15 AM PST
SEATTLE _ For people seeking money and moral support in the battle against diseases of the poor, an annual trip to the Swiss city of Geneva, home of the World Health Organization, was once considered mandatory.

World AIDS Day is today
Deseret Morning News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:46 PM PST
Hannah Epperson and Kevin Ingraham of Salt Lake City participate in a vigil to mark World AIDS Day outside the City-County Building Thursday. Established on Dec. 1 by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day helps to focus global attention on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981.

Seeing red? Celebrate World AIDS Day today
Honolulu Advertiser Fri, 01 Dec 2006 3:58 AM PST
Red ribbons will be worn all over Hawai'i — and the world — today in celebration of World AIDS Day. The first World AIDS Day was declared by the World Health Organization in 1988 to help bring attention, understanding and support across the globe to the fight against the deadly disease.

WHO urges more government action against HIV/AIDS
The Advocate Thu, 30 Nov 2006 5:46 PM PST
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Aung San Suu Kyi's party throws feast for people with HIV
AFP via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 1:48 AM PST
Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party has thrown a feast for people with HIV to mark World AIDS Day, while urging the military government to do more to ease their suffering.

Canadian Minister Announces C$120 Million to Fight HIV/AIDS
Bloomberg.com Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:00 PM PST
Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian Minister of International Cooperation Josee Verner said her government will spend C$120 million ($104.9 million) over five years to help fight AIDS and the HIV virus that causes it around the world.

India HIV-AIDS patients seek access to better drugs
AFP via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 2:47 AM PST
Indian demonstrators who are HIV-positive marched on World AIDS day to demand low-cost treatment for patients who have developed resistance to drugs and need more expensive care.

HIV pushing sufferers in Britain into poverty
Reuters via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 7:48 PM PST
Shortly after breaking up with his partner, a British man with HIV found that his address was posted in a shop window along with a warning that he was an AIDS carrier.

Experts Plan Strategies to Prevent HIV
ABC News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 6:57 AM PST
Health Experts Discuss Strategies to Prevent HIV in Advance of World AIDS Day

Holidays May Be Over for HIV Patients
ABC News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 8:46 AM PST
HIV Drug Treatment Interruptions Raise Risk of Death

Pfizer to Expand Access to HIV Drug
AP via Yahoo! Finance Fri, 01 Dec 2006 4:58 AM PST
Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drug maker, said Friday it plans to establish a program that allows patients with HIV and AIDS expanded access to a treatment that has yet to receive regulatory approval.

Clinton launches child HIV drug
CNN.com Thu, 30 Nov 2006 7:05 PM PST
NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton and two Indian pharmaceutical companies have struck an agreement to cut prices of HIV and AIDS treatment for children, making the lifesaving drugs far more accessible worldwide, Clinton's foundation's anti-AIDS initiative said.

HIV infections continue to rise
BBC News Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:54 PM PST
Numbers contracting the HIV infection in Wales are rising, with young men most at risk, say official figures.

Clinton warns India over HIV/Aids
BBC News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 2:42 AM PST
Former US President Bill Clinton tells the BBC that India is now the epicentre of the global HIV/Aids epidemic.
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Bush: HIV/AIDS pandemic can be defeated
AP via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 1:54 PM PST
President Bush marked Worlds AIDS Day on Friday by declaring: "The pandemic of HIV/AIDS can be defeated."

Obama offers frank AIDS talk
AP via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 2:08 PM PST
Potential presidential candidate Barack Obama stood before one of the country's largest evangelical churches Friday for a frank discussion of sexuality and spirituality that included the declaration that condoms should be made more widely available to fight AIDS.

HIV drugs reaching more people as AIDS Day marked
Reuters via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:38 PM PST
About 1.2 million people in countries hard hit by AIDS are receiving life-extending drugs thanks to two major U.S. and international funds, double from a year ago, but many millions more need help, the funds said on Friday.

World AIDS Day: Sexual abstinence, condom debates flare anew
AFP via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:03 PM PST
Two ethical controversies flared into life on World AIDS Day as the United States and South Africa backed sexual abstinence in their mix of programs to fight AIDS and British leader Tony Blair lashed at religious bans on condoms.

New Leadership in AIDS Fight
The Nation via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:14 PM PST
The Nation -- "This year, on World AIDS Day, we are reminded of the rapidly rising rate of HIV/AIDS and its devastating impact on communities around the world.

Stigma remains greatest hurdle in Kenya's fight against AIDS
AFP via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:33 PM PST
Three-year-old Ibraham Akinyi pushes a toy car made of scrap metal across a makeshift wooden table, oblivious to the horrors that befell his mother, Beatrice, after his father's death from AIDS in 2003.

Warnings, worship mark World AIDS Day
AP via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 10:55 AM PST
World Aids Day was marked around the globe by somber religious services, boisterous demonstrations and warnings that far more needs to be done to treat and prevent the disease in order to avert millions of additional deaths.

Indians want AIDS drugs, Indonesians promote safe sex
Reuters via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 Dec 2006 10:38 AM PST
Hundreds of Indians demonstrated on Friday to demand new HIV drugs, while health workers in Muslim-majority Indonesia marked World AIDS Day by handing out condoms to prostitutes for safe sex.

Magic Johnson combats AIDS misperceptions
USA Today Fri, 01 Dec 2006 10:13 AM PST
Fifteen years ago, L.A. Laker legend Magic Johnson announced he had AIDS and would retire from basketball. Today, Johnson, 47, looks so healthy some may question whether AIDS is the menace it was made out to be.

Doctor fights odds to ease AIDS epidemic
CNN.com Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:05 AM PST
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A Beginning-Not an End To World AIDS Day December 01, 2006 8:56 PM

Salaam everyone--

while offically today is World AIDS Day, and it has almost come to it's conclusion (8:30 PST) --I would like to propose we all keep World Aids Day alive everyday--to me--it's the only way to keep people alive, the promise of a cure fresh in the minds of all, and the importance of this epidemic grounded in the hearts, minds and spirits of all.  Like Christmas..this day comes and goes, and after all the red ribbons are taken off-the speech made, the importance tends to get watered down-just as the spirit of charity-giving & going to church does for some after Christmas...Please let our candles and red ribbons remain alive and visable to all...while we have progressed in so many ways in this battle--more effective meds-longer lives, more effective prevention programs, specialized centers, the removal of it's classification from a "death sentence" to a chronic managable disease (CDC)...we still are lacking in a lot of areas and we really need to keep the pressure on, the prayers going up, and the information going around..people have died for this right..for this fight-bravely, boldly and with dignity..i applaude and honor all the celebrities, sports stars and others who discuss their status openly...they are brave warriors showing that we all are human, AND we ALL are at risk...if YOU think your not--think again...nothing is a 100%, nothing is a gauruntee...nothing...and its not THEM--those others..it all of US....and once people can grasp that concept-perhaps we will see more aggressive tactics in combatting HIV....

When smallpox and polio was an epidemic--they made darn sure a vaccine was found to immunize people...possibly because THEY  thought they were at risk-which they were...and it was spread via different means--but--that does not diminish the quest to find a cure for an epidemic just because its mode of transmission is different, or because it is associated with a certain population or set of behaviors...hey-keeping it real-most people have sex..once we eradicate the MORALS of the disease--then we can begin to see it for what it truly is..another epidemic affecting millions of people worldwide...regardless of transmission, gender, ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation...who is to judge which disease gets the magic cure???  And--I do believe there is a cure..or its just "around the corner and I almost can taste it" as Agnes said..

Yes...Everyday is AIDS day...just ask someone who is living with it...read the stories posted of those who are positive...you'll see angels, light, beauty, fear, hope, strength, and warriors...they cant take off their red ribbons as some can...so in honor for all those warriors who are amonst us, and those who have gone on..please keep a red ribbon around your heart, a candle burning, and the pressure on..we must all walk together hand in hand, blood on blood -as we are all one...

love & blessings A'isha

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And the days do continue... December 08, 2006 4:50 PM

 Yahoo! AlertsYahoo! News - My Alerts - Edit Alert Friday, December 8, 2006 3:15 PM PST
Malaria and AIDS Fuel Each Other?s Spread, Study Says
New York Times Thu, 07 Dec 2006 9:38 PM PST
Malaria may help the AIDS virus replicate quickly, while AIDS simultaneously makes people more vulnerable to malaria, according to a study in the journal Science that suggests an explanation for the rapid spread of AIDS in Africa. Scientists from the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle based their analysis on a mathematical model with additional

Malaria, AIDS virus fueling each other in Africa: US study
AFP via Yahoo! News Thu, 07 Dec 2006 9:23 PM PST
Malaria and the AIDS virus appear to be fueling each-other's spread in sub-Saharan Africa in a kind of self-perpetuating loop, according to a new US study.

Private schoolchildren more aware about AIDS
Indian Express via Yahoo! India News Fri, 08 Dec 2006 1:23 PM PST
AS against students of government schools, students of major private schools in the city are aware about AIDS, the dreaded infection. The random survey conducted by Newsline on the subject also revealed that though private schools did not observe World AIDS Day recently like government schools, took out rallies or organised contests, yet the awareness level of their students is much higher on

Malaria 'speeds spread of Aids'
BBC News Fri, 08 Dec 2006 0:21 AM PST
Scientists working in Kenya believe that malaria is helping the spread of Aids across Africa - and vice versa.

Africa: The Aids Catastrophe And the Future of Mankind
AllAfrica.com Fri, 08 Dec 2006 2:12 PM PST
Last week, World Aids Day was observed around the world, with 2006 being marked as the 25th anniversary since the earliest cases of the new killer disease that we would know as Aids were first reported in the United States.

Kenya: Malaria Linked to Catastrophic Spread of Aids in Africa
AllAfrica.com Fri, 08 Dec 2006 1:47 PM PST
Research in Kenya indicates that the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS across Africa could be linked to malaria.

Uganda: Defence Officials Debate New HIV/Aids Policy
AllAfrica.com Fri, 08 Dec 2006 1:56 PM PST
The Ministry of Defence is debating the proposed introduction of a new HIV/Aids policy that could make HIV counseling and testing mandatory within the Uganda Peoples Defense Force.

Institute of Human Virology Honors World AIDS Day
Baltimore Times Fri, 08 Dec 2006 11:48 AM PST
The University of Maryland's Institute of Human Virology (IHV) honored World AIDS Day, December 1 by sponsoring a festival of activities.

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Study says malaria helps spread HIV
AP via Yahoo! News Thu, 07 Dec 2006 11:30 AM PST
Malaria is fueling the spread of AIDS in Africa by boosting the HIV in people's bodies for weeks at a time, says a study that pins down the deadly interplay between the dual scourges.

Study Says Malaria Helps Spread HIV
San Francisco Chronicle Thu, 07 Dec 2006 12:32 PM PST
Malaria is fueling the spread of AIDS in Africa by boosting the HIV in people's bodies for weeks at a time, says a study that pins down the deadly interplay between the dual scourges. It's a vicious cycle as people weakened by HIV are, in turn, more...

Malaria may fuel spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
EurekAlert! Thu, 07 Dec 2006 11:10 AM PST
SEATTLE – Malaria may be fueling the spread of HIV in areas of sub-Saharan Africa where there is a substantial overlap between the two diseases, while HIV may be playing a role in boosting adult malaria-infection rates in some parts of the region, according to a new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington.

Rwanda: Need to Incorporate Nutrition Into Kids' HIV Programmes
AllAfrica.com Thu, 07 Dec 2006 12:42 PM PST
Nearly 45 percent of HIV-positive Rwandan children under five years old are severely malnourished, delegates at a recent paediatric conference on HIV/AIDS heard.

SUDAN: Darfur at risk of mounting HIV/AIDS epidemic
AlertNet Thu, 07 Dec 2006 8:34 AM PST
Source: IRIN The United Nations is raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in Sudan, but has warned that infection rates may be on the rise in the unstable Darfur region.

Not In My Family: Essays Illuminate HIV/AIDS
Black Press USA Thu, 07 Dec 2006 8:40 AM PST
PITTSBURGH (NNPA) – While the statistics of how African-Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS seems to be common knowledge, the community is still highly affected by the immune system altering disease.

Zimbabwe: HIV/Aids Programmes Should Focus On Youths
AllAfrica.com Thu, 07 Dec 2006 8:41 AM PST
THE immutable truth is that we are the HIV and Aids generation and youths are at greater risk because of their vulnerability and interaction with infected adults.

New evidence in Libyan HIV trial
New Scientist Thu, 07 Dec 2006 9:52 AM PST
New and compelling scientific evidence has emerged in support of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting children with HIV

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UN special envoy vows to help Zimbabwe fight AIDS
AFP via Yahoo! News Mon, 11 Dec 2006 11:43 AM PST
UN special envoy James Morris pledged to help Zimbabwe fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic ravaging the economically blighted nation during a farewell tour of the region.

South African lifespans cut short by AIDS
AFP via Yahoo! News Mon, 11 Dec 2006 8:56 AM PST
South Africa, which has the world's second heaviest caseload of HIV/AIDS, has seen average life expectancy fall by 13 years since 1990 to 51, a new study has said.

Africa lacks skills, money to fight AIDS-related cancer, says expert
AFP via Yahoo! News Mon, 11 Dec 2006 6:55 AM PST
Africa lacks the resources and skills to combat some kinds of cancers which are spreading due to HIV and AIDS, an expert has said.

Bangladesh gets U.N. award for AIDS prevention
Reuters via Yahoo! News Mon, 11 Dec 2006 4:13 AM PST
A Bangladeshi women's group was awarded a cash prize of $20,000 on Monday for its work in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said.

AIDS Group Criticizes Viagra Marketing
AP via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 11 Dec 2006 1:42 PM PST
An AIDS organization is launching an advertising campaign that says Pfizer Inc.'s marketing of Viagra encourages recreational use of the drug, which fosters the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

Gel condom created at U. of U. could help protect against AIDS
The Salt Lake Tribune Mon, 11 Dec 2006 3:01 PM PST
Posted: 3:15 PM- A gel-based "smart" condom might one day give women in developing nations a new way to protect themselves from AIDS. University of Utah researchers have created a substance that can be applied as a liquid in the vagina, where it turns into a protective gel coating. When the gel is exposed to semen, antiviral drugs are released, said Patrick Kiser, a bioengineering

A molecular condom against AIDS
EurekAlert! Mon, 11 Dec 2006 2:14 PM PST
Patrick Kiser, a University of Utah bioengineer, led a research team that has developed a "molecular condom" -- a "hydrogel" substance that women would use to prevent AIDS by inserting...

Ghana: HIV/Aids Cases - Ashanti Region Tops All!
AllAfrica.com Mon, 11 Dec 2006 2:29 PM PST
The Ashanti Region recorded 25,975 AIDS cases out of the cumulative cases of 111,985 recorded in the country last year.

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