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Its volunteers now live in a grace-and-favour house that belonged to one of Mr Jammeh's ex-wives and have even appeared on Gambian TV chatshows.
• The five 'quack' cures offered by a British homoeopathy charity in Gambia Since setting up there five years ago, the GWF's mainly British volunteers have "treated" tens of thousands of people, suffering everything from malaria and dysentery to snake bites and rape trauma.
By 1995 that proportion had reached one-third, and today it is roughly 40 percent.
In , Botswana’s second largest city, nearly half of all pregnant women in the main hospital test positive for HIV.
One of the biggest recent advances in HIV treatment has been the development of a single-dose medication — one pill that contains a combination of several different HIV drugs.
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Botswana seems an unlikely place for an AIDS epidemic.
Vast and underpopulated, it is largely free of the teeming slums, war zones, and inner-city drug cultures that epidemiologists say are typical niches for the human immunodeficiency virus. Shortly after gaining its independence from Britain in 1966, large diamond reserves were discovered, and the economy has since grown faster—and for longer—than that of virtually any other nation in the world.
AZT is part of a class of antiretroviral drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).
The introduction of AZT was a major advancement in HIV treatment. At the time, AZT was the most expensive medication in history, costing users ,000 to ,000 per year (,000 to ,000 per year in today’s dollars).It has significant and potentially serious side effects in some people.