Tag Archive for AIDS

BUSINESS: Israel’s new AIDS cure soon to be marketed


Zion Pharmaceutical, founded 30 months ago to manufacture the AIDS and cancer treatment drugs developed by Prof. Abraham Loyter of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is seeking the finances to enter the market.

By Gali Weinreb of the Globes


Last week, a new HIV treatment hit the headlines, after it had been tested in the blood of ten patients and found effective in the destruction of cells infected with AIDS – without damaging healthy cells. The drug was developed by Prof. Abraham Loyter from the Hebrew University, and the technology has been commercialized through a company called Zion Pharmaceutical by Yissum, the Hebrew University’s technology commercialization company. Continue Reading »

Israel brings hope and medical attention to Uganda

AIDS patients are finally getting treated since The Art Joy Love organization sends Israeli volunteers to Africa

By Tami Harel


It takes a full day to get from Tel Aviv to the Island of Bussi in Uganda. The journey begins with a flight to Addis Ababa and continues with a long layover followed by a connecting flight to Entebbe. One crosses Lake Victoria by ferry and only after a long canoe cruise arrives to Bussi.

Uganda ( i24news )

Uganda – Photo: i24news

Bussi Island in Uganda. One of the many islands scattered on Lake Victoria and one of the world’s main focal points of AIDS. Continue Reading »

Israeli Student Delegation Off to Africa to Eliminate Tropical Diseases

Many diseases the western world considers extinct are still very much a problem in 3rd world countries. A delegation of 9 students from Ben Gurion University was sent to Makele, Ethiopia, to take part in an extensive educational medical program which aims to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.


The program is led by Professor Zvi Bentwich and is being implemented by the Faculty of Health Science’s Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases and AIDS (CEMTA) with the assistance of other bodies, including UN organizations, local government agencies and the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Social Awareness: Israeli Students Go To Africa To Battle Neglected Diseases

Social Awareness: Israeli Students Go To Africa To Battle Neglected Diseases – Photo: Ben Gurion University

According to Prof. Continue Reading »

Latest Palestinian charge: ‘Israel behind increase in Palestinian AIDS cases’

A PA official now charges that Palestinians who work in Israel are subjected to “political blackmail” by their Jewish authorities – something that exposes them to AIDS infections.




Israel is responsible for the increase in the number of AIDS patients in the Palestinian territories, As’ad Ramlawi, director of Primary Heath Care in the Palestinian Authority, claimed Saturday.

Taking blood for an HIV test [illustrative] - Photo: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Taking blood for an HIV test [illustrative] – Photo: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Ramlawi’s allegation was reported by the PA’s official new agency Wafa.Ramlawi was speaking during an event organized by the PA Ministry of Health in Jenin, marking the United Nation’s World Aids Day.

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