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HIV Epidemic
The HIV epidemic in Africa poses the largest social and scientific challenge to public health  ever known. Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and its associated complications are rapidly eclipsing all other causes of death among men women and children in Africa as the epidemic continues to increase in intensity. More »

Context of the Epidemic (source: HIVInSite )
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region most affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. At the end of 2000, 25.3 million adults and children were living with HIV/AIDS in the region, accounting for 70 percent of the global total. There were 2.4 million AIDS deaths in sub-Saharan Africa during 2000, representing 80 percent of global AIDS deaths that year. In 2000, 3.8 million people in the region became infected with HIV, representing about 72 percent of all new global HIV infections (1) More »

Batanai support Group, Chitungwiza, Harare
As the AIDS pandemic reaches a near majority of the community in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, the medical care system at the primary through tertiary level is severely under resourced to meet the challenge. More »

The Stanford HIV RT & Protease Sequence Database
A curated database containing nearly all published HIV RT and protease sequences: a resource for researchers studying evolutionary and drug-related variation in the molecular targets of anti-HIV therapy.

UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS: Microbicides Briefing
Lincoln C. Chen, M.D.
UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS Conference Room 4, UN New York City
June 26, 2001.

AIDS Care in Africa: The Way Forward by Lincoln C. Chen, M.D.
Kampala, Uganda, April 19-20, 2001


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Current News & Reports

Kaisernetwork Daily Reports
HIVInSite
News Hour with Jim Lehrer
New York Times (AIDS at 20)
United Nations Special Session on HIV/AIDS, June 2001
DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT ON HIV/AIDS

 

National & International AIDS meetings, conferences and seminars.

Global Strategies for the Prevention of HIV Transmission from Mothers to Infants
Kampala, Uganda
September 9-13, 2001.

6th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific
5-10 October 2001

10th International Conference for people living with HIV/AIDS
27-31 October 2001

12th International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,
9-13 December 2001

5th International Conference on Home and Community Care for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
17-20 December 2001


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