Tag Archives: AIDS

What is it?

We have a continuing big problem on this planet. It’s AIDS. HIV infection. 22.9 million of the 40 milion people worldwide infected with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. Only one percent of those who need anti-aids drugs get them. The cost is too high. Already there are 11 million orphans. In fact the professionals needed to confront the disease are dying faster than new ones can be trained. The moral dilemma for the industrialized nations is why have we ignored Africa and the AIDS epidemic…

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Africa’s HIV/AIDS problem

Some thoughts on one of the greatest medical emergencies and moral dilemmas of the modern era. It’s HIV/AIDS infection. 22.5 million of the 40 milion people worldwide infected with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. Only one percent of those who need anti-aids drugs get them. There are organizations that do everything they can to help. One of them is CMMB, the Catholic Medical Mission Board. They and their partners have been teaching and administering medicines and medical equipment to several African countries for years. In…

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AIDS

Former President Bill Clinton, when speaking at the Democratic Convention in Denver to endorse and support Barack Obama, focused some of his thoughts on one of his -Clinton’s- altruistic passions, the treatment of AIDS. He spoke briefly of the problem, not only in America, but in particular in the 24 sub-Saharan African nations. He didn’t say it this way, but it is one of the greatest medical emergencies and moral dilemmas of the modern era. Seventy percent of the world’s 34 plus million people infected…

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Africa’s HIV epidemic

Some thoughts on one of the greatest medical emergencies and moral dilemmas of the modern era. We have a continuing big problem on this planet. It’s AIDS. HIV infection. 22.5 million of the 40 milion people worldwide infected with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. Only one percent of those who need anti-aids drugs get them. The cost is too high. Already there are 11 million orphans. In fact the professionals needed to confront the disease are dying faster than new ones can be trained. The…

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