Pastoring Chloe's People: Pathology and Ministry Strategies for Conflicted Congregations.

Pastoring Chloe’s People: Pathology and Ministry Strategies for Conflicted Congregations.

While the global community struggles with the possible threat of bird flu, we in the Christian church are facing the reality of a pandemic already infecting congregations all around the world: congregational conflict. Such conflict knows no denominational, cultural, or national boundaries. American authors are using such terms as “clergy killers,” “pathological antagonist,” “abused clergy,” […]

HIV Prevalence and Incidence in People 50 Years and Older in Rural South Africa (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

HIV Prevalence and Incidence in People 50 Years and Older in Rural South Africa (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor: Studies of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa usually focus on the age group 15-49 years. (1) However, estimates of HIV prevalence in older people are required for health policy and planning. The health care and social needs of older HIV-infected individuals differ from younger people; e.g. because of different co-morbidities, (2) different […]

Gender Differences in Sexual Behaviour Among People Living with HIV in Chennai, India.

Gender Differences in Sexual Behaviour Among People Living with HIV in Chennai, India.

Background & objectives: Risky sexual behaviour is usually the focus af HIV prevention programmes and little attention has been given to sexual behaviour patterns among HIV positive individuals. In order to ensure that people with HIV receive high quality sexual and mental health services, providers must have a comprehensive understanding of the issues and challenges […]

A Lower Body Mass Index is Associated with Cardiomyopathy in People with HIV Infection: Evidence from a Case Comparison Study (Report)

A Lower Body Mass Index is Associated with Cardiomyopathy in People with HIV Infection: Evidence from a Case Comparison Study (Report)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is, with advancing immunosuppression, a risk factor for the development of heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy. (1) In Africa, cross-sectional echocardiographic studies of HIV-infected individuals suggest a prevalence of cardiomyopathy varying from 9% in ambulant persons to 57% in hospitalised patients. (2) Patients with HIV infection and dilated cardiomyopathy […]

Financial Burden of Health Services for People with HIV/AIDS in India (Report)

Financial Burden of Health Services for People with HIV/AIDS in India (Report)

In resource-limited settings, illness can impose a major financial burden on patients and their families. With the advent and increasing accessibility of antiretroviral therapy, HIV/AIDS has now become a fundamentally chronic treatable disease with far reaching economic and social consequences, and hence it is crucial to also examine the long-term financial impact of HIV healthcare. […]

People State New York v. Dobbs Ferry Medical Pavillion

People State New York v. Dobbs Ferry Medical Pavillion

Memorandum. The order of the Appellate Division should be affirmed, with costs. The applicable statute and regulations governing the requirement of a license for an enterprise engaged in institutional medical care and treatment are entirely too broad. The terms “facility” and “clinic”, most often used, are inclusive of many kinds of individual, partnership, and group […]