Archive for November, 2006

African Children Often Lack Available AIDS Treatment

November 24th, 2006 by bobebill

Five-year-old Anastasia Enongo lies curled like a fetus in a hospital bunk here, coughing weakly, intravenous medicine dripping into her arm. Born to a mother who died of AIDS, the girl has always been sick, her relatives said, her life a parade of doctors’ visits for fevers, coughs and diarrhea. Read complete article

Traditional Ways Spread AIDS in Africa, Experts Say

November 24th, 2006 by bobebill

NKOLONDOGO, Cameroon — When Innocent Zamba Manga was born this summer, doctors advised his mother, Marise, who is H.I.V. positive, not to breast-feed, because nursing can pass the virus that causes AIDS from mother to child. Mother and baby left the hospital with bottles and formula supplied by a Catholic charity. Read complete article