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  • CDC HIV/AIDS Update: African Americans

    Posted by Agatha / on 10/04/2009 / 0 Comments

    DHAP News September 2009

    Highly recommended reading.

    In this issue of the ACT!ON newsletter, you'll read about esteemed colleague, Dr. Wilbert Jordan, and his contributions to understanding the epidemic among blacks; you'll learn about another phase of the Act Against AIDS campaign-I Know-a phase specifically directed to the African American community with a primary focus on young adults between the ages of 18-29; and you'll read about how barbers, beauticians, and cosmetology students at the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show in Atlanta were taught how to integrate HIV education and outreach into their conversations and relationships with customers. We think you ..

  • Tsunami in American Samoa

    Posted by Agatha / on 10/02/2009 / 0 Comments

    Source: CDC, Atlanta

    A magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck near Samoan Islands and generated three separate tsunami waves that hit Samoa, neighboring American Samoa and Tonga. CDC provides important information about the health concerns that can result from a tsunami. Learn more >>

    Tsunami in American Samoa (September 30, 2009)
    Magnitude-8.0 quake strikes near Samoan Islands and generated three separate tsunami waves which hit Samoa, neighboring American Samoa and Tonga.


  • Study Finds Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease on the Rise in the United States

    Posted by Agatha / on 09/24/2009 / 0 Comments

    Tue, 22 Sep 2009

    Pulmonary NTM is on the rise in the United States, according to a large study of people hospitalized with the condition.



  • Metro TeenAIDS – keeping young people on the agenda in Washington DC

    Posted by Agatha / on 09/18/2009 / 0 Comments


    18 September 2009


    UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé met yesterday with Metro TeenAIDS (MTA), a community health organization in Washington, DC dedicated to supporting young people to overcome the impact of AIDS.

    Currently, 1% of young people ages 13-24 in Washington, DC are confirmed to be living with HIV.

    Metro TeenAIDS is the leading youth organization in the Washington DC-metro area focusing all its efforts on the prevention, education, treatment and the unique needs of young people around HIV. Its mission is to prevent the spread of HIV, promote responsible decision making and improve the quality of ..

  • Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV Infection and Superinfection

    Posted by Agatha / on 09/10/2009 / 0 Comments

    Source: CDC

    The past decade has seen substantial advances in the development of antiretroviral therapy (ART)-medications used in combination to reduce the replication of HIV virus and treat HIV-infected persons. Because of these medications, many HIV-infected persons are able to reduce levels of virus in the bloodstream (plasma viral load) to undetectable levels. Data suggest that HIV-infected persons with undetectable viral load are less infectious, and may be less likely to transmit HIV via sexual contact. This fact sheet summarizes the implications of these data to individual couples and to the potential impact of ART in the prevention of HIV transmission ..

  • Manager, Aidsconfronted

    Posted by Agatha / on 09/09/2009 / 0 Comments

    Manager, AidsConfronted

    It is a pleasure to have Ms Joan Lassalle as a Manager of AidsConfronted. Joan has been a great supporter of this important groupsite providing information, exchanging/sharing results of a number of researched subjects in health and nutrition.  I am sure Joan is poised to continue doing so and more and we hope that together we can continue making contributions for a better, healthier, sustainable, environmental friendly world.

    Many thanks Joan and we look forward to more of your ideas, information, exchange and more.

  • How to Prevent Out-of-the-Blue Heart Attacks

    Posted by Agatha / on 09/07/2009 / 0 Comments

    And you thought your 401(k) statement was scary. How about the fact that more than half of all heart attacks strike people who seem perfectly healthy-no high LDL cholesterol, no high blood pressure? Don't cue up the menacing music yet: There are other known risk factors, and you can control them relatively easily.

    One reason a heart attack happens to a seemingly healthy person like you is that there's a stalker in your arteries: inflammation. And now, the benefit of what we've been doing to combat it at NewYork-Presbyterian and the Cleveland Clinic has been confirmed by a Harvard Medical School ..

  • H1N1 flu virus NY1 News story

    Posted by Agatha / on 09/03/2009 / 0 Comments

    The day before New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will unveil the city plan to deal with the upcoming flu season, a new study estimates that about 800,000 city residents may have contracted the H1N1 flu virus.

  • Moringa in HIV/AIDS treatment

    Posted by Agatha / on 09/03/2009 / 1 Comment

    Article shared by Tange Theophile Jan 11, 2008
    I am posting response to Dr's query about published results from using artemisia annua. AIDS: Artemisia annua anamed (A-3) and Moringa We have received remarkable news from Musoma in Tanzania. There the Africa Inland Church in Tanzania (AICT) has a Community Health Centre which is led by a Tanzania doctor, Dr Feleshi, and a German nurse, Maike Ettling. Associated with the Centre is Kazo Roho, a self-help group for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A).
    For the past two years they have been treating more than a hundred AIDS patients with Artemisia annua tea ..

  • Weekly Update on 2009 H1N1 Flu

    Posted by Agatha / on 09/03/2009 / 0 Comments



     May I encourage members to watch this if you can?

    CDC Media Advisory
    Weekly Update on 2009 H1N1 Flu

    WHAT: CDC will host a press conference to update on 2009 H1N1 Flu.

    WHO: Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    WHEN: Thursday September 3, 2009 at 12 p.m. ET

    This press briefing will be broadcast live at  We strongly encourage non-media participants to use this option for viewing.



    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Department of Health and Human Services


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