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About Pamela Fruechting
I am a doctoral candidate and nurse practitioner, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. My interests are global orphan care, children affected by HIV, and community-based models of care.

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Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Nurse Practitioner


  • Georgetown University
    Website: Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Today, Georgetown is a major international research university that comprises four undergraduate schools, three graduate and professional schools, professional development programs and certificates, medical residencies and other programs predicated on the liberal arts tradition at the heart of the institution. Georgetown University is made up of Georgetown College, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business (MSB), School of Nursing & Health, School of Medicine (SOM), Law Center, and School of Continuing Studies (SCS).

Work Location(s)

  • Malawi
  • Uganda

Population(s) Served


  • English

Recent Contributions

Pamela Fruechting started a discussion "ARVs in Uganda for Pediatric HIV Patients: Where Can I Find What Drugs are Available?"
What is the best resource to find out what the current state is in Uganda regarding availability of specific ARVs for pediatric patients and where to get them? In particular, I need to know about Kaletra, zidovudine, Ziagen, and lamivudine. Any idea on cost in US$? Thank you, Pamela Fruechting, ...

Pamela Fruechting replied to "Global Health Service Partnership"
This thrills me! Malawi and Uganda are very dear to me for a few reasons, and I have wanted to hear about something like this for some time. I am headed to Malawi August 2012 for my dissertation research on the well-being of child-heads of sibling households who receive services ...

Pamela Fruechting replied to "Are we visible at the International AIDS meeting?"
I would love to attend, and would be interested in getting together with nurses, too. I am a nurse practitioner working on my PHD in orphan care in HIV-endemic regions. Also interested in HIV+ children and PMTCT in these areas. About how many total attendees are expected?

Pamela Fruechting replied to "Regular Cash Payments Reducing HIV Infections Among Young Women"
My dissertation research will be this summer on child-headed households in HIV-endemic rural Malawi. From my previous visit there and from my literature review, it does seem that small economic supports can be enough to avert HIV-risks related to poverty. Transactional sex is one way for girls to offset poverty, ...

Pamela Fruechting replied to "CDC's policy on TB testing for HIV+ children < age 10 from Uganda to USA"
Thank you, everyone, for your thoughtful replies. It is, in my mind, illogical to require a sputum test for HIV+children for an exit visa, when the results are NOT required for the visa. Only proof that the test was completed is necessary for the visa. This was our personal experience ...
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February 11, 2012