HIV

The Making of a 90Km Wireless Link for Mfangano Island’s High-Speed Internet Access

Mfangano Island now has a 1Mbps Internet connection. For those of you reading this over a high-speed cable, DSL, or fiber connection in a developed country this may not sound terribly impressive.

Ushahidi and (RED) Partner for an Aids-free 2015

Wednesday was World AIDS Day, December 1st. In case you missed it, we unveiled a collaboration that had us working with (PRODUCT) RED and number of their partners to launch a campaign that allowed users of social media to participate in a global campaign to ways awareness of that fact that it’s possible that by 2015 child will be born with the AIDS virus.

Hard Choices in HIV Treatment for Malawi

Malawi is facing an ugly AIDS treatment dilemma.

Malawi is facing an ugly AIDS treatment dilemma. They Ministry of Health has decided to change national treatment standards to meet WHO guidelines for optimal HIV care. That means adding new drugs to the treatment regimen and starting HIV treatment when a patient’s CD4 count, a measure of immune system strength, drops below 350 rather than waiting for it to sink to 200. It will also cost three times as much.

Hard Choices in HIV Treatment for Malawi

Malawi is facing an ugly AIDS treatment dilemma.

Malawi is facing an ugly AIDS treatment dilemma. They Ministry of Health has decided to change national treatment standards to meet WHO guidelines for optimal HIV care. That means adding new drugs to the treatment regimen and starting HIV treatment when a patient’s CD4 count, a measure of immune system strength, drops below 350 rather than waiting for it to sink to 200. It will also cost three times as much.

HIV Travel Ban Lifted in U.S. and Korea

The Secretary General has been a leading international voice for ending travel restrictions of people based on their HIV status.
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