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48 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Sept. 6 - Sept. 12, 2002 Castle supports international• HIV prevention initiative help reduce transmissions but will to go toward setting up blood sup- replacement feeding or early ing the training of personnel and Plan calls for helping mothers and babies Delaware Congressman Mike Castle, who has visited an AIDS clinic in Zimbabwe and a materni- ty ward that was overrun by AIDS-infected mothers and new- borns in South Africa, recently praised President George Bush's announcement regarding the International Mother and Child HIV Prevention Initiative. "Most Americans generally regard AIDS as a serious problem, which may even touch the lives of their loved ones. But I don't think anyone can fully understand just how widespread this problem is until you visit, a country that has been engulfed by HIV/AIDS," Castle said. "Hundreds of thou- sands of newborns are born every year with HIV in Africa and the Caribbean." Castle said Bush's action addresses the problem through prevention of education, drug treatment and improved health- care delivery, which will not only Cancer in Common meets Sept. 10 Cancer in Common will host its monthly support group meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the sanctuary at Epworth United Methodist Chdrch, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Dr. Kim Furtado will be the guest speaker. Furtado, a doctor of naturopathy, is a member of the allied health staff at Beebe Medical Center. Cancer in Common is a spiritual- ly based support group whose purpose is to provide a Christian environment for people whose lives have been touched by can- cer. Meetings are open to anyone who is a cancer survivor or cur- rently fighting cancer, and people close to them. For more informa- tion, call Kaye Webb at 227-7743. To find out more about naturo- pathic medicine, visit www.natur- opathic.org O r www.bastyr.edu. Bayhealth offers free skin cancer screening Each year, about 2,600 women and 4,000 men die from melanoma, a serious skin cancer. If caught early, melanoma can be cured. Those with birthmarks, moles or spots on their skin that start to change may have skin cancer. To help fight the disease, Bayhealth Medical Center is offering free skin cancer screen- ings from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Milford Memorial Hospital Outpatient educate people on how .to best reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in those countries. Castle has long been a support- er of Safe Blood for Africa, a non- profit located in Delaware, which is working to safeguard the blood supply in sub-Saharan Africa from infectious dis- eases such as HIV, hepatitis B and hePatitis C by testing, CASTLE tracking and managing African nations' blood supplies. It would like to teach Africans transfusion medicine so the Africans are able to manage their own blood supply effective- ly. Castle has supported their efforts and has encouraged the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development to carefully evalu- ate their work and allow funding Services Area_ Preregistration is required by calling 430-5362. Space is limit- ed. Free prostate tests available Sept. 21 Men older than 50 are at risk for developing prostate cancer, the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. The risk to African-American is doubled. In recognition of Prostate Caficer Awareness Month, Bayhealth Medical Center will offer free prostate cancer screen- ings from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 21, at Milford Memorial Hospital Outpatient Services Area. To register, call 43%5362 or 302-744-7135. Bayhealth's free two-part screening includes a blood test for prostate specific antigen (PSA) and a digital rec- tum exam performed by a urolo- gist. The blood test must be taken at least one week before the screening to allow for processing. Registered participants will receive a PSA blood test voucher CAFFEINE LOWERS STRESS TOLERANCE Caffeine increases your sensitiv- ity to stress by stimulating the cen- tral nervous system, charging up the autonomic nervous system, and lowering your ability to tolerate stress. Submitted by the YMCA | For more information, Call 227-8018. ] ply programs such as the one run by Safe Blood for Africa. The International Mother and Child HIV Prevention Initiative will be funded at $500 million - $200 million in the FY02 Supplemental Appropriations Bill and an additional $300 million in the FY 2004 budget. The basics of the plan are out- lined below: Increasing preventive treatment and care. • Where adequate infrastructure exists, administering combination antiretroviral therapy to the moth- er beginning in the second trimester, and treating the mother and child following birth. • Where adequate infrastructure does not exist, administering a single dose of nevirapine to the mother at the time of delivery and at least one dose to the infant shortly after birth. • Where capacity allows, pro- viding care and treatment to eligi- ble family members. • As appropriate, supporting safer breastfeeding practices, in the mail and can visit the loca- tion above to receive the test. weaning for infants after birth. Building health-care delivery systems. • Hospital/clinics twinning. Pairing United States hospitals and clinics with African and Caribbean counterparts, facilitat- implementation of prevention, care and treatment programs. • Volunteer medical and nursing training corps. 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