Tag Archives | HIV/AIDS

BACK TO HAITI — Pushing back AIDS in the midst of an emergency

As the second anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake approaches (Jan. 12), we're taking a look at the work God accomplished through Food for the Hungry in the past year. HTTP://CANEXBACK.COM This time last year, we reported how the earthquake made way for more HIV infections in Haiti because attention to HIV prevention and care was […]

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From the President: A Renewed Dynamism for the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

This blog post comes from Dave Evans, U.S. president and global executive officer at Food for the Hungry. HTTP://CANEXBACK.COM/ A Renewed Dynamism for the Fight Against HIV and AIDS World AIDS Day 2011 came and went last Thursday.  But my guess is that most of the world did not notice.  And although incredible advances have […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY–More people than ever are living with HIV. Why is this GOOD news??

Today is World AIDS Day – a day when the global community takes a hard look at the AIDS pandemic and our progress in defeating it. The United Nations said 2011 was a “game changing year” for the AIDS response (source). HTTP://WWW.CANEXBACK.COM/ The good news is that fewer people are dying from HIV than ever before, meaning […]

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This week, in a special event in Kenya, dozens of men are taking a big step to protect themselves from HIV.

Today through Thursday — which just so happens to be World AIDS Day – FH staff in Kenya are carrying out a massive campaign to medically circumcise more than 150 men in one of the world's most HIV-endemic places. Once men learn that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) can help protect them from HIV, many willingly line […]

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FH staff rescue boy on the brink of suicide

This is John. When he was little and just learning to talk, he lost both his mom and dad to AIDS. He’s been on his own for a long time. John comes from a Christian background, is 11 and also is HIV-positive. One day, John learned about doctors coming to his village of Loiyangalani to do […]

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Stopping the real killer of AIDS patients

You probably already know that AIDS doesn’t technically kill a person; rather, it cripples a person’s immune system so much that other deadly diseases or infections easily grab hold. In reality, worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer of persons infected with HIV (source). Here in the U.S., we very rarely hear about TB — […]

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Why men are lining up in droves to be circumcised

In a recent report from FH field staff in Kenya, one of the challenges listed to FH’s new Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision program was that every day, there was a long line of men waiting for the procedure–more men than the project could handle. The World Health Organization reports that circumcision lowers by about 60 percent the risk of […]

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VIDEO: Two years on, AIDS clinic in rural Kenya flourishes

In one of the most remote places on the planet, you’ll find a small clinic with cutting-edge technology for treating HIV/AIDS and other ailments. The Tumaini Medical Center was built in Marsabit, northern Kenya–a region also known in Kenya as the Northern Forgotten District–in 2009. It was the product of a unique collaboration between Blood:Water Mission, […]

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Striving to help mothers give birth to an HIV-free generation

“I think this is one of the best things we could ever do for HIV; it’s one of the most successful prevention methods,” says FH’s HIV/AIDS programs coordinator, Kim Buttonow, MPH. “You can have an HIV-free generation.” By expanding the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), children of HIV-positive mothers actually could choose whether to protect […]

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A smorgasbord of good news about beating HIV/AIDS

Throw a dart at this infograph, The Changing Face of AIDS, and you’ll learn something encouraging about humankind’s efforts to rid ourselves of the HIV virus.  Some exciting highlights: AIDS-related deaths peaked in 2004 and have been declining ever since. The use of anti-retroviral therapy (drugs to slow the progression of HIV) has significantly increased in […]

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