segunda-feira, outubro 13, 2008
The Treatment Action Campaign congratulates Barbara Hogan
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- South Africa's new health minister broke dramatically on Monday from a decade of discredited government policies on AIDS, declaring that the disease was unquestionably caused by HIV and must be treated with conventional medicine.
Health Minister Barbara Hogan's pronouncement marked the official end to 10 years of denying a link between HIV and AIDS by former President Thabo Mbeki and his health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.
Activists also accused Tshabalala-Msimang of spreading confusion about AIDS by saying she did not trust antiretroviral medicines and preferred nutritional remedies such as garlic, beetroot, lemon, olive oil and the African potato.
"We know that HIV causes AIDS," Hogan said in a speech Monday. It was her highest-profile public appearance since she became health minister two weeks ago after Mbeki was turned out of office by his party.
"I want to emphasize that we will scale up mother-to-child prevention programs," she said, referring to treatments using anti-retroviral medicine to keep HIV-positive pregnant woman from passing on the disease.
Hogan said government policies over the past 10 years had failed and said South Africa needed to do much more to improve access to anti-AIDS medicines.
Fonte CNN, texto completo pode ser encontrado aqui.
Barbara Hogan - Wikipédia
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang - Wikipédia
Sexta-feira, 24 de Agosto de 2007
SIDA: Duplicidade intelectual ou dissonância cognitiva? - Blog De Rerum Natura
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