African leaders should take action to implement human-rights structured laws.

This content was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health Information, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research corporation unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. African leaders should ‘take action’ to implement human-rights structured laws, policies to enhance HIV response Noting the launch of a written report from the Global Commission on HIV and the Law showing that ‘punitive laws are position in the form of effective AIDS responses,’ Festus Mogae, ex – president of Botswana, and Stephen Lewis, co-director and co-founder of AIDS-Free World, both known people of the commission, write in a health-e opinion piece, ‘We cannot hope for an HIV-free generation when we have laws and regulations that marginalize and punish those most vulnerable to the disease.’ They say that certain laws and regulations and customs in Africa ‘undermine the power of women to safeguard themselves’ and marginalize sex employees and men who have sex with males .The increased risk of cardiovascular death through the usual 5-day span of azithromycin therapy did not persist after the span of therapy ended. Although concentrations of azithromycin stay elevated in tissue for many days after cessation of oral therapy, serum concentrations decline quicker, falling to trough levels within a day.31 For many other medicines with proarrhythmic results, an elevated serum concentration is an integral determinant of increased risk,32 which can be an important reason why quick infusion of erythromycin isn’t recommended.25 The cohort included patients who had taken ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin also, which provided information on the relative safety of these broad-spectrum fluoroquinolones.

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