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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Africans In Minnesota - HIV

A new report has come out from Minnesota Department of Health. It shows that African born individuals in 2002 accounted for 1 % of the population but were infected with 21% of the new HIV cases in Minnesota that year. This report is a very good gauge of the high prevalence of HIV in Africa. Immigration to the US obviously took place after the contraction of the disease in the country of their origin.

The labs here in Minnesota have begun to track the strains of HIV and in the process have found African HIV subtypes are now entering into the Minnesota mainstream. This is good to know because of the need to adjust medications, treatment, and diagnostics. There is still much to do to stop this killer but thank God for this recent increase of knowledge that can be put to use in the fight to overcome it.

You can read about it here.


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