God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensée of a Catholic priest

Strategic goal of UNAIDS by 2015: 5. Tubercolosis and HIV

UNAIDS strategy goal by 2015:

  • TB deaths among people living with HIV reduced by half.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of illness and death for people living with HIV—about one in five of the world’s 1.8 million AIDS-related deaths in 2009 was associated with TB. The majority of people living with HIV and TB are in sub-Saharan Africa. TB places a heavy burden on people living with HIV including significant illness that requires at a minimum six months of treatment, with the associated economic costs to the individual, his or her family and the health-care system. UNAIDS calls for effectively integrating delivery of services for HIV and tuberculosis, nutritional support in all settings, as well as continued innovation of TB diagnostic and treatments options.

more info: www.unaids.org

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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