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How many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

How many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

Few if any: The risk to health care workers from caring for aids patients, even in the chaos of south africa, is near zero. Casual contact simply does not seem to transmit the virus. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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How likely would it be to catch aids from a south african woman in 2012?

How likely would it be to catch aids from a south african woman in 2012?

Depends: That depends on what you did with her. If she were hiv-positive, there would be a risk of transmission if you had sex without condoms. Being uncircumcised increases the risk. ...Read more

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Why is there such a problem controlling aids in africa?

Why is there such a problem controlling aids in africa?

Lack of resources: Several factors are involved in control of HIV infections in africa , lack of resources, poverty , in ability of the countries to educate and enforce the preventive measures, l and lack of financial resources to buy the medications. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why aids is such a problem in Africa and how can it be adressed?

Can you please explain why aids is such a problem in Africa and how can it be adressed?

AIDS in Africa: Aids is a big problem in certain parts of africa because it has become common in areas where there is a high rate of unprotected sex, low education rates and a large number of undiagnosed individuals. Several african countries are seeing a substantial degrees in the incidence of HIV infection whereas there are other parts of the world where it is increasing. So many are working on this. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are several reasons why aids has spread so rapidly in Africa and killed so many people?

Could you tell me what are several reasons why aids has spread so rapidly in Africa and killed so many people?

AIDS in Africa: Aids is a big problem in certain parts of africa because it has become common in areas where there is a high rate of unprotected sex, low education rates and a large number of undiagnosed individuals. Several african countries are seeing a substantial degrees in the incidence of HIV infection whereas there are other parts of the world where it is increasing. So many are working on this. ...Read more

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What’s the major cause of death in africa. Starvation or aids?

What’s the major cause of death in africa. Starvation or aids?

STARVATION VERY: Closely followed by death. Both are trending downwards though. ...Read more

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Why is it difficult for children in Africa to get any aids medicine?

Many factors: To name a few- low economy status, low education level, politics, government corruption, stigmata for certain disease etc. ...Read more

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What all do I do to keep from getting aids if i'm traveling through africa?

What all do I do to keep from getting aids if i'm traveling through africa?

"All" is the key.: Most people think of unsafe sex as the main way to be exposed to hiv. While that is mostly true, there is another way to get blood-borne illnesses such as HIV in developing countries. The highways there are very dangerous and if you were in an accident with serious injuries you might need surgery and blood transfusion and thus risk HIV or hepatitis. Always wear a seatbelt even in the back seat. ...Read more

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Is there a reason it seems like it's only sub saharan Africa that has the most aids cases?

Is there a reason it seems like it's only sub saharan Africa that has the most aids cases?

AIDS in Africa: Aids is a big problem in certain parts of africa because it has become common in areas where there is a high rate of unprotected sex, low education rates and a large number of undiagnosed individuals. Several african countries are seeing a substantial degrees in the incidence of HIV infection whereas there are other parts of the world where it is increasing. So many are working on this. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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