Navigation Links
AIDS No Longer a Death Sentence for South Africa's Children

Abandoned in a bar as a baby and given just weeks to live by doctors seven years later, Tommy Jarvis is living proof AIDS is no longer an automatic death sentence for youngsters in South Africa . Tommy, now a strapping 13-year-old who spends his spare time riding his bike and practicing karate, makes light of the day that medics gave up on him. "They said I would be dead in three weeks but look at me now," says the still slightly incredulous teenager who now wants to serve as an inspiration to youngsters with a similar story.

Thea Jarvis, who adopted Tommy after his birth mother abandoned him in a township drinking hole when he was one-year-old, recalls how the family became aware of his HIV-positive status when he later contracted pneumonia. Although AIDS-fighting anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) had come on the market, they were prohibitively expensive and she was faced with a dreadful dilemma.

"I had four children who were HIV positive and couldn't afford to put them all on ARVs," Jarvis told AFP at her sprawling family home on the outskirts of Johannesburg where she and an army of assistants care for more than 70 abandoned babies. It was not until Tommy, then aged eight, was "on his deathbed" that she managed to scrape together the money to put him and the other children on a course of ARVs which have given them all a new lease of life.

Tommy was one of the stars of the show at last week's national AIDS conference in Durban where he addressed delegates about his life and how he hopes to help others replicate his stirring story. "I want to look after albino babies that can't be looked after by their mums and dads," he said alongside his visibly proud adoptive mother. The arrival on the market of more affordable ARVs has helped reduce the mortality rate among HIV-positive youngsters as has a shift in government priorities, with the recent five-year AIDS programme specifically pledging to address the plight of vulnerable childr
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Longer airway in males increases sleep disorder risk
2. Longer Lung Cancer Survival
3. Patients Are Given Catheter Longer Than Necessary
4. Fat Patients Require Longer Needles
5. Patients In Ontario Wait Longer For Treatment
6. Quality Platelets and Improved Blood Availability No Longer a Pipe Dream
7. Oscar Winners Live Longer Than Co-Competitors
8. Threat from Chikungunya, No Longer a Fear
9. Cyber Sex, No Longer A Fantasy Of The Mind
10. Kids Face a Slim Chance of Growing Obese, If Breastfed Longer Than Three Months
11. Misleading Health Claims On Food Labels No Longer Allowed in EU
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: AIDS Longer Death Sentence for South Africa Children

(Date:4/17/2014)... San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, ... major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward ... published in this month,s issue of the International ... are associated with better health and well-being as we ... improve the outcomes of individuals whose deficits in compassion ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Jon McCullers, MD, was recently invited to submit ... Nature Reviews Microbiology , one of the world,s ... infectious disease specialist, and chair of the Department ... Science Center, analyzed the epidemiology and microbiology of ... as well as more recent 2009 novel H1N1 ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014) Doctors who treat patients with a ... can face an agonizing treatment decision. , The ... and help relieve shortness of breath. But some ... can cause potentially fatal complications following transplantation. , ... Dilling, medical director of Loyola University Medical Center,s ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014-- Colic affects about one in five infants in ... visits during the first several months after birth. Research ... showing promise; however, the April 1, 2014 issue of ... reported on a study, "Probiotics and Infant Colic," concluding ... for infant colic did not reduce crying ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization ... published a comprehensive review today examining the current state ... The review calls for improved global surveillance strategies to ... recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has ... of Guinea and Liberia. According to the World ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3Health News:New study says probiotic use for infant colic is not effective in reducing symptoms 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 3
... can prevent the spread of melanoma// and other forms of ... a chemical found in turmeric, can block a biological pathway ... The chemical in the spices inhibits a protein called nuclear ... abnormal inflammations that can lead to a number of disorders ...
... vegetables and foods high in fibre can significantly// lower cholesterol ... ,Western cuisines are not so high in fibre and so ... ,10 healthy individuals were taken as the experimental group. ... diets were a vegetarian diet rich in fruits, vegetables and ...
... Expression of gene may be responsible for various immune ... the genes that cause two different form of immune ... Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID). ,Immune deficiency syndrome may be ... are generally caused by defects in the cells and ...
... or Vitamin B9 has been known to help in the ... now. Due to this reason it is administered to pregnant ... Netherlands has proposed that this vitamin can slow down the ... long study involved 818 subjects (both men and women) with ...
... on their genetic makeup, says a new study.// ... the same way even if they live a lifestyle totally ... Berkeley National Laboratory had looked into the health record of ... had a more sedentary life than another., ,The ...
... randomized trial published in Lancet Oncology, laparoscopic surgery// could ... the right, left, and sigmoid colon. The multicenter COLOR ... the short-term benefits of laparoscopic colectomy for cancer as ... been assigned to laparoscopic surgery and 621 patients to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fibre Rich Food A Boon For Lowering Cholesterol 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its ... Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug ... of Administration ...
(Date:1/15/2014)...  A novel wearable injector slightly larger than an Oreo cookie ... self-inject prescription drugs in the large doses required to treat ... deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  An emerging biologic ... according to analysts.   Many of these drugs will require a ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... AUSTIN, Texas , Jan. 14, 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: ... report results for the fourth quarter of 2013 on Monday, ... scheduled for release after the close of trading. ... a conference call to discuss the operating highlights and financial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3
... YORK, June 8, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0487169/Novo-Nordisk-A/S-PharmaVitae-Profile.html?utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=NoCategory ... the historical and forecast performance for Novo ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... in its catalogue: ... Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0548450/Hip-Replacement-Implants---Global-Pipeline-Analysis-Competitive-Landscape-and-Market-Forecasts-to-2017.html?utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=NoCategory Hip Replacement ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novo Nordisk A/S: PharmaVitae Profile 2Reportlinker Adds Hip Replacement Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 2Reportlinker Adds Hip Replacement Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 3
With Skyscape's smARTlink technology, Tabers can cross-index with other clinical and drug prescription products from Skyscape to provide an integrated source of clinical information....
... This Mobile Solution (Palm OS) makes ... patient visit information functionality of the ... (PDA). You'll save time and have access ... at your desktop - review appointment schedules, ...
MD Coder Charge Capture Pocket PC Edition is a charge capture tool. We have integrated the feedback from hospitals and physicians. MD Coder Charge Capture supports both the Palm OS and Pocket PC plat...
... Management guidelines in selecting billing codes. As you ... the HCFA scores for each area and proper ... changing different parts of the exam. ZapCode can ... create an audit trail of your exam. It ...
Medicine Products: