Friday, September 29, 2006

HIV/AIDS in Zambia: A Personal Account

By now, many of us have heard some of the numbers: over 70% of the people worldwide with HIV/AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa; 5.4 million people in South Africa are infected with HIV; over one third of the population of Swaziland is HIV positive. AIDS clearly has ravaged the continent of Africa.

This summer, several students from Davidson College visited Zambia and experienced first-hand the effects of the pandemic on the people of this country. Jessica Hodge, a Davidson College student who went on this trip, shares her impressions of anti-retroviral drugs and HIV-related stigma in Zambia on the associated podcast. Please visit our podcast to hear more about her experiences.

2 comments:

aidscure said...

You all with true interest in curing this virus should study PubMedID:9868149 because it will show you the science that exists which little is known about or there is little R&D about it so, we should go with this huge lead. This information supports my epiphany and hypothesis and I know that it is a great lead and should be the focus. Basically, I know more needs to be learned about the Phycomyces fungus in Africa because I beleive this highest concentration of HIV infections has a really low amount of the Phycomyces and this is has been prooven by science to have "novel and anti-HIV properties," that my epiphany was also about.

aidscure said...

I really hope to learn more about the reason that the Phycomyces is so low in Africa where they compose the highest population of HIV in the world.
Did an animal have some Phycomyces exstinction ability?
Did the humans cultures there not preserve the Phycomyces?
Was Phycomyces ever present in Africa?
Will these peoples bodies be able to tolerate the fungi and its "novel anti-HIV properties?"
With the existing science, why do so few believe in fungi as a source of cure for HIV/AIDS?
The answers to these questions will cut down on the time it will take to cure HIV viruses!