Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 12
What a week!
The breathtakingly tropical storms with accompanying health warnings of last week have been replaced with the tropical super-humid conditions typical of June with the cold shower in the flat working overtime. My children who have forever challenged my love of showers would be deeply proud of the speed with which I’m getting through shower-gel.… Read the rest
Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 10
Now normally Saturday morning is blog-time in my Western paradise, the Myanmar plaza. However, instead I was scaling what was rather exaggeratedly called Hpa Pu mountain (it took about 45 minutes to climb): views of course stunning. But weather changes with the blink of an eyelid here and I was soon in the thick of a tropical storm: luckily the police in a little hut took pity and allowed me to take refuge in their cosy shelter together with two goats with the same idea.… Read the rest
Ed Wilkins in Myanmar – Week 9
It’s been a busy week in many ways. However, underpinning every activity is preparing for the ever-present humidity of over 90% and the occasional dump of what seems like half the Indian ocean in a couple of hours. Now, this is where the umbrella performs its second important function, which is to protect its handler from a drenching: so, it’s a recent and essential purchase for me. Meantime, every activity not performed under a well-positioned air conditioning unit results in a reflex desire for a cold shower.… Read the rest
Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 9
Much as I was getting into the swing of blogging, a trip home gave me a legitimate excuse not to put fingers to keyboard: reading about my life-enhancing experiences with a first world existence of Cornish holiday treats with the family would not quicken the pulse of many.… Read the rest
People with HIV can now expect a normal life expectancy
A new paper from medical journal The Lancet has reported that people with HIV diagnosed today can expect the same life expectancy of the general population.
For years now we’ve referred to people living with HIV as having a “near normal” life expectancy, but according to this paper from The Lancet we’ve now reached a point where people with HIV can have an actual normal life expectancy.… Read the rest