The southern African nation of Botswana has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world. Nearly 25 percent of all adults in the country are infected with the virus. Only the nearby kingdom of Swaziland has a higher rate.
But Botswana is also remarkable for its response to the epidemic. It has one of the most comprehensive and effective HIV treatment programs in Africa. Transmission of HIV from infected [...]
Chagas disease, caused by parasites transmitted to humans by blood-sucking insects, has been named “the new AIDS of the Americas” in a lengthy editorial published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
The authors, several of whom are tropical disease experts from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, argue that the dangerous spread of Chagas through this hemisphere somewhat resembles the early spread of H.I.V.
Chagas is also known as American trypanosomiasis, because the bugs [...]
Most people dont know about ACTA, but you must try to stop it. Google it and it says it all
EDIT: the reason I didnt explain it was because it is a complex bill and googling it would be easier. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, this post was mostly to spread awareness
EDIT: Wow, the front page, first time here XD oh well, I just wanted to spread [...]
In advance of a major United Nations meeting on the global AIDS epidemic, public-health leaders face a paradox: New evidence suggests the epidemic can finally be controlled, but that would demand increased spending at a time of severe global budget restraints.
Preliminary estimates show that funding from donor nations to fight AIDS in developing nations actually fell in 2010, the first decline ever in the battle against HIV, which currently afflicts [...]