Africa Connection

Africa Connection

A phrase that had greatest currency during the early days of the AIDS epidemic before HIV-1 was implicated in the disease, which was coined to explain why a condition that predominantly afflicted male homosexuals and drug abusers in the USA—now known as AIDS pattern I—also afflicted non-drug abusing heterosexual Africans—pattern II.
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1, it said Duncan's nurse had been aware of the Africa connection but did not share that information with the rest of the medical team.
We, as Midlands' representatives of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, will be working together on the Africa Connection, an activity to highlight our concerns to our local MPs and the public.
The narrow win over Lancashire Lightning had much to do with the Riversiders' South Africa connection as Durham recorded a third consecutive win in all competitions.
Current Board Member Sarah Diefendorf and others have maintained their League-fostered Africa connection in various ways and even with private trips to Ethiopia and Zimbabwe (see the sidebar).
The most likely route of a West Africa connection would be across the Western Sahara but, for the present at least, the political situation in that region makes construction unlikely.
A Botswana package similiar to the one enjoyed by the author can be arrranged through United Kingdom--based Africa Connection (0ll-44-1244- 355330).
Other routes included a transatlantic route to Brazil via Lagos, services to India, the Far East and Australia - and during the war years even an east-west Africa connection between Juba via Kisangani, Mbandaka and Kinshasa to Libreville.
However, it generally tends to deal with old debates related to the Southeast Asia-East Africa connections, and it would have been more compelling if the volume had paid closer attention to the new areas of the Indian Ocean's cultural history, intellectual interactions, and the contemporary Afrasian imaginations of such early contacts (as with Edward Curtis' 2014 study, The Call of Bilal).
This is unfortunate as the chapter was meant to be on the London-south Africa connections before 1914, which surely deserves serious attention for its consequences for both Britain and South Africa.

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