Tag Archives: CIDRZ

Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone, peer support and science in Zambia, and a groundbreaking activist group reflects on a year of challenges . . . We’re reading why affected community inclusion changes everything

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CDC reports on Ebola survivors – As living proof that Ebola is not inevitably fatal, survivors of the current outbreak in West Africa have valuable stories to tell. With the possibility of some acquired immunity to the virus, they also may be better able than others to fill needed roles of caregivers and burial team […]

Lusaka study: Starting antiretroviral treatment keep patients coming back

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Science Speaks is in Atlanta, Georgia this week and will be live-blogging from the 20th CROI — Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from Sunday to Wednesday, covering breaking developments from investigators on cure research, new antiretroviral agents, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment as prevention. ATLANTA, GA — For years, as the benefits of early treatment […]

A doctor’s path, directed by devastation, supported by science, takes him back to Africa

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Dr. Charles Holmes was completing his medical education when he lived and worked for three months in Malawi in 1999. The AIDS epidemic there, uncontrolled, was peaking. Medicine had been saving AIDS patients’ lives in wealthy countries for the last five years, but was still out of reach for most Africans. Desperately sick people lay […]

An HIV-positive mother’s plight in Zambia

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The Center’s Rabita Aziz describes a visit to Livingstone General Hospital’s antiretroviral therapy (ART) ward in Zambia during a recent Congressional delegate trip to Africa. In a dark room so small and cramped that the door won’t even close, Ndabila Singango, a provincial clinical mentor employed by the Center for Infectious Disease Research of Zambia (CIDRZ), tests […]