Monthly Archives: July 2012
Have you tested for HIV? How much do you trust the results? It has now emerged that not all results can be trusted. It is actually something that has been there but probably you need more cognisance of.
During that HIV test,what the doctors test for is not the presence of the HIV virus in your blood. According to Wanjiru Karungu,a medical scholar,the human blood releases CD4 IMMUNOGLOBULINs in the presence of the HIV virus.
In some case,although rare,the human blood may release that antibody(CD4 IMMUNOGLOBULIN) even in the absence of the virus. One therefore tests HIV positive,but is actually negative.
Other cases have had the antibody not detected even in the presence of HIV. In this case one can test negative whereas they are positive.
“The HIV is detected when one has a CD4 of less than 200,above 500 diet is sufficient therapy,”say Raphael Munyiri a pharmacist and scholar.
The best remedy now is to have the HIV test three times after every three months. Similar consistent results can then give an assurance of the results.
In this and next couple of blogs,we shall demystify the concept ‘conflict’ with a niche of the interesting bit of it.
This blog site will help us comprehend different intraphysic,interpersonal,intragroup&intergroup conflicts;the actors;causes;conflict dynamics&how to resolve them.
Quincy Wright(Conflict:Readings in Management&Resolution) refers to the inconsistencies in the motions,sentiments,purposes or claims of entities as conflict. At the intitial stage,a conflict is latent,bt as it progresses it becomes overt.
Conflict is inevitable!
COULD KENYAN MEDIA BE LOSING CREDIBILITY?
The media has hitherto developed as a credible institution that gives her consumers vital information and shapes their behaviour through agenda setting.
We could however be experiencing a metamorphosis to an uncredible institution. Journalists fail to research. In so doing, the give info that the audience can get anywhere else,which could be misleading. What happens when they give misleading information? The audience loses trust in them. A few examples:
CASE STUDY: MIGUNA VS RAILA’S ‘CONTEST’
*From Miguna Miguna himself&the immigration department,Miguna is in Netherlands. Did any institution that reported that he is in Canada,infact all of them,do any research?
*’peeling back the mask’ is a 500 page book,has any media house read it before reporting on it? So far K24&NTV have not read it.
*Is the media being impartial and equal when reporting on that book or are they failing to give both sides a platform to give their opinion,e.g Miguna is a fugitive;Raila is that corrupt?
I hear that even neighbours in Rongai talk of each other living fa,e.g:
Leah: Sasa jirani, unaishim wapi?
Patricia: Mimi ni jirani yako, si tunaishi kitongoji kimoja Rongai.
Leah: Wah! Mimi siwezi kutembelea, unaishi mbali sana.
Do you think the ICC cases for Kenya should be deferred back to Africa?
How many people are affected by spinal cord injuries in Kenya?
Data indicates that there are 50,000-75,000 cases with over 15,000 new cases recorded annually. Sadly, the post death rates are high due to the lack of appropriate treatment and rehabilitation. As a result, the figures constantly remain conservative due to lack of accurately updated records. (Source: Medical Services)
What are the leading causes for spinal injuries?
Sixty-five percent (65%) of spinal injuries are attributed to Road traffic accidents (RTA). This is followed by falling from heights, which contributes, to about twenty-five percent (25%). Security related incidences such as gunshots, assault and stabbing] comprise about seven-percent (7%). Sporting activity [diving, rugby, football, equestrian-horse riding] injuries constitute two-percent (2%). One percent is attributed to ailments and birth-related complications (Source: Ministry of Medical Services)
What are the existing treatment facilities for spinal injuries in Kenya?
National Spinal Injury Hospital (NSIH) is a national referral facility with a capacity of thirty-two (32) beds only. For this reason, it cannot accommodate more than thirty (30) patients at any one time; two-2 beds are to be spared for medical procedures. Statistics indicates that there are over two hundred (200) persons waiting for treatment at any time (Ministry of Medical Services. Unfortunately, most of them die before accessing treatment due to the lack of space for new admissions at the facility.
What’s the difference between the proposed KPO rehabilitation center and National Spinal Injury Hospital?
The National Spinal Injury Hospital (NSIH) as the name suggests, is a hospital whose core mandate is to offer medical treatment for spinal injury and it does just that – undertakes medical procedures at acute stage to heal the injury and stabilize the patient. The KPO Rehabilitation and Trauma Center will primarily concern itself with the prevention of secondary complications, maximization of physical functioning and reintegration of persons with a spinal injury into the community.
well, bring Zack home. Dial *555#
Does your residence determine your character as people say: For example,All Nyeri ladies are violent; almost all Kakamega men working in Nairobi are watchmen; All Meru men are hot tempered; All ‘ghetto’ dwellers are robbers;all campus ladies are gold-diggers; etc or is just stereotyping?