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Aids in Africa: Treating the Patient

April 12, 2010 • Posted in Africa

R. Henry Williams, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.P. Board Chair The Tennessee Center for Bioethics & Culture April 2008

Travel to a third world country can challenge one’s perspective in a lot of areas.  Having just returned from Ethiopia, where my wife and I participated in an HIV-AIDS medical project, I have some new bioethics categories to process.

The AIDS Care and Treatment (ACT) Project in Addis Ababa is a comprehensive support ministry to HIV-positive beneficiaries and their families.  Thanks to international funding programs, people with AIDS are being given anti-retroviral drugs through state-run clinics, and they are referred to the Project for assistance in more