Tag Archives: HIV

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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Rural Africa

Another meaningful day traveling with the CMMB BOD in Kenya. We flew to Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria. It's a one horse airport, but two airlines come in twice a day and our small jet was full. We traveled northwest about 30-miles to an area known as Aluor.There is a Catholic mission hospital there that is in the middle of what seems to be nowhere. There are a few moderately paved roads, but most are rutted dirt with deep pot holes. At times…

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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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