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South Africa: Red Flag Over HIV Medicine Stock Out

[News24Wire] Doctors Without Borders wants the South African government to issue a landmark compulsory license to allow generic manufacturers to come to the aid of thousands of HIV patients in need of Lopinavir/Ritonavir (LPV/r).
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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[Daily News] Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
AbstractMethamphetamine use poses increased risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. There is robust evidence that methamphetamine use increases sexual risk behavior, like condomless sex, primarily among men who have sex with men but also among heterosexual women and men. Gender differences have been found among women and men who use meth, and there is a high degree of interconnectedness between meth use, depression, and condomless sex. The aims of the current study are to evaluate the efficacy of a theory-based, tri-focal intervention designed to reduce depression, meth use, and condomless sex among women a...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States (U.S.) to conduct national health indicator and impact survey to determine the accurate number of people infected with HIV in Nigeria.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -Thirty members of Rumphi Commercial Sex Workers Alliance have been trained in sexual reproductive health (SRH) owing to their high vulnerability to sexually transmitted infection, including HIV and AIDS.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Resumo Estudo da viol ência sexual contra a mulher em Santa Catarina, notificada no Sistema de Informações de Agravos de Notificação entre 2008 e 2013. O objetivo foi estimar a ocorrência de gravidez e infecção sexualmente transmissível (IST) decorrente da violência sexual e testar associação entre gravidez, IST e o atendimento nos serviços de saúde. Para a gravidez foram analisadas 1.230 notificações e para IST 1.316 notificações. As variáveis foram idade, escolaridade, tempo de atendimento, pr...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -At least 3500 youths from the area of Traditional Authority Ndamera in Nsanje District are expected to be HIV-tested by March 2019 under the Goals for Life Project being implemented by a local non-governmental organization known as Friends of AIDS Support Trust (FAST).
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[New Times] As disruptive technologies continue to emerge in Rwanda and across the African market in general, young innovators have been challenged to create digital innovations that can help tackle health epidemics such as HIV and AIDS.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This study examined service provider perceptions of feasibility and acceptability of implementing evidence-based practices for preventing HIV/AIDS and STIs in female sex workers (FSWs) in Mexico. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 124 directors, supervisors, and counselors from 12 reproductive health clinics located throughout Mexico participating in a large randomized controlled trial to scale-up the use of a psychoeducational intervention designed to promote FSW condom use and enhance safer sex negotiation skills. Feasibility was based on assessment of personal, organizational and social costs, benefits, and ...
Source: Global Social Welfare - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractAmong 1337 Iranian adult female sex workers in 2015, we assessed the diagnostic value of 4 self-reported sexually transmitted infection (STIs) symptoms for detecting laboratory-confirmed gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, human papillomavirus (HPV), and syphilis. While 37.7% reported vaginal discharge (VD), 25.9% reported pain or burning (P/B), 3.0% reported genital ulcers (GU), and 1.4% reported genital warts (GW), the prevalence of laboratory-confirmed syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and HPV was 0.4, 1.3, 6.0, 11.9, and 41.9%, respectively. The sensitivity of VD was 40.3% for detecting tricomon...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[Ghana Govt.] Discrimination is outlawed under chapter 5 in Articles 12 (1), 17 (1) and 17 (2), of the 1992 Republican Constitution of Ghana.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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