S-kids have been identified as a particularly vulnerable group, at greater risk of loss from both pre-ART and ART care
-POC CD4 testing begun at a clinic for 12-25 year olds
-assessed wether there was a reduction in attrition between HIV testing, assessment for eligibility and ART initiation
-before and after observational study, using info from may 2010-april 2011
-Same-day POC CD4 testing started in June 2011 and dated was collected on patients from august 2011 to july 2012
-272 and 304 youth tested HIV-positive in two groups
-2nd group was twice as likely to have their ART eligibility assessed compared to group one
-group A patients: 275 (90%) vs. 183 (67%) [relative risk (RR) = 2.4, 95% CI: 1.8-3.4, p<0.0001]. More patients in World Health Organization (WHO) Stage 1 disease (85% vs. 69%), with CD4 counts] 350 cells/mu L (58% vs. 35%) and more males(13% vs. 7%) were detected in Group B
-time between testing and ART iniation was reduced from 36 days to 28
-POC CD4 testing improved assessment for ART eligibility
-improvement in the proportion initating ART and the reduction in time was not significant due to sample size limitations
-reduced attrition between HIV-testing
-research= stratagies to improve uptake of ART are needed -improving patient support for HIV-positive youth immediately after diagnosis
Three sign language experts said the man signing at the Nelson Mandela memorial service on Tuesday was not signing in South African or American sign languages.
anna zibro's insight:
P-fake sign language interperator, example of bad organization
P- other problems= breakdowns in public transportation, hindered mourners from getting to the soccer stadium.
Faulty audio made the remarks of world leaders in audiable for many.
Police failed to search the first wave of crowds who rushed into the stadium after authorites opened the gates just after dawn.
S- the deaf federation's national director told the press the "signer" was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what used his hands for.
S- the signer used virtually no facial expressions to convey often emotional speeches of the leader
P- government is investigating "alleged incorrect use of sign language at the National Memorial Service"
S-outraged deaf people and sign language interperters have complained.
S- the man himself knows he cant sign, but still stood up there pretending he could
S- it is impossible that he is any kind of interpreter, he is not even using a language
S- people said the man was an embarassment to South Africa, only he can understand those gestures
S-not the first time the man had signed at a very big event
P- Deaf federation of South Africa sent a complaint, suggesting he should take 5 years of trainging to be qualified to be an interpreter, ANC never responded
P- going to be an urgent meeting with the ANC, want to make a warning to other fake interpreters
S- people who know some signs try to pass themselves off as interpreters
P-the people hiring them usually dont know how to sign so they dont know that the people are bogus signers
S-they know few signs and make quick money
P-Spokes person said its sad that they are having an important ceremony, dedicated to honoring the life and celebrated the legacy of a great leader and the century got distracted by a far less important issue.
(BAMAKO, Mali) — The French Embassy in Mali says a French military adviser has been wounded by gunfire in the capital, Bamako. Didier Nourisson, a spokesman for the embassy, said Friday that the man had been shot by an unidentified gunman.
anna zibro's insight:
S- French military leader was wounded by gunfire in the capital, Banko
S- unidentified gun man
S-suspects were being questioned but it is to early to tell
S-France launched a military offensive in January to oust radical jihadists who had overtaken the major towns S- French military reduced its presence to about 3,200 members
S-Northern Mali has seen sucide bombing and mortar attacks aimed at French Forces
S- violent crime targeting foreingers in the capital in the south is rare.
South Africans queue in their thousands to view the body of former President Nelson Mandela, which is lying in state for three days.
anna zibro's insight:
s- his funeral will take place in his home village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province.
p- the funeral was more of a celebration than a funeral
p- government has been criticised over several mistakes in its handling of Mr Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday
p- sign language interprenter was inept
s/e- production staff to cut away from live footage of President Jacob Zuma, because he was being booed by sections of the crowd
e-A national day of reconciliation will take place on 16 December when a statue of Mr Mandela will be unveiled at the Union Buildings.NTK-why the government didn't do a better job about handleing the funeral arrangments and making sure everything was taken care of.
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