Haitian HIV clinic weathers storms

The trio of hurricanes that raked across Haiti recently left the linkurl:HIV/AIDS clinic that I visited;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/54367/ there earlier this year battered but not broken. While Gustav, Hanna, and Ike wrought widespread destruction across the country and killed hundreds of people, the Haitian Study Group on Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) clinic in Port-au-Prince continues to function, according to the center's director linkurl:Jean Pape.;

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Sep 16, 2008
The trio of hurricanes that raked across Haiti recently left the linkurl:HIV/AIDS clinic that I visited;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/54367/ there earlier this year battered but not broken. While Gustav, Hanna, and Ike wrought widespread destruction across the country and killed hundreds of people, the Haitian Study Group on Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) clinic in Port-au-Prince continues to function, according to the center's director linkurl:Jean Pape.;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/54384/ I e-mailed Pape asking how things were with the clinic as Hanna moved north of the country and made way for Ike. His answer reinforced for me the resilience and perseverance with which Pape and his colleagues do their jobs. "Most of Haiti's territory is affected: the South and South-East by Gustav and the North and North East by Hanna," Pape wrote. "Fortunately at GHESKIO we lost parts of the roof of three buildings but we have been able to function." Exacerbating the damage done by...

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