Namibia:Bank Commemorates World Aids Day
[New Era] Windhoek -Bank Windhoek staff members countrywide, joined the rest of the world to commemorate International World Aids Day On Friday. The bank embarked on its annual campaign to educate its employees about the importance of knowing their individual HIV/AIDS status.
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has expressed government's gratitude to donors who continue to donate to the COVID 19 relief fund.
[UCT] With more than seven million HIV-infected citizens, South Africa has one of the largest and arguably most successful antiretroviral therapy programmes in the world. Continuous involvement in this programme has the potential to increase the life expectancy of those living with HIV by more than a decade. However, sustaining engagement along the HIV care continuum has proven challenging and there is the risk that many may disengage and be lost to follow-up care.
[New Dawn] Help Educate and Assist Lives (HEAL) Inc., a US-based organization, and its sister organization HEAL Inc., Liberia, are partnering with Orphans Concern-Liberia, the lead orphans advocacy organization to provide relief to orphanages in Liberia.
[New Times] The coronavirus pandemic has struck one of its most pernicious blows to the global health sector with unimaginable consequences.
[This Day] Abuja -The National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCP) has said that the country can make significant progress in reducing the spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by adopting self testing kits.
[FrontPageAfrica] Gardnerville -A former secretary general of the University of Liberia's Student Unification Party has identified with several less-fortunate and vulnerable residents of his former community amid the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Country.
CONCLUSIONS: Adequate information about DDIs and clues about how to manage ART when PLHIV are using illicit drugs could reduce the negative effects of such interactions and improve ART adherence and QoL. PMID: 32448214 [PubMed - in process]
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] HIV-positive women in Uganda fear for their health as food shortages leave them unable to take medication
[Daily News] THE Government has started offering special care and treatment programmes to help the youth, especially girls living with HIV/Aids, to create awareness among the group, the National Assembly was told.
Authors: Palacios-Baena ZR, Martín-Ortega M, Ríos-Villegas MJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Late diagnosis (LD) of HIV infection is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality and transmissibility. The aim of this study was to define the clinical characteristics of new diagnoses and clarify the risk factors (RF) associated with LD with or without advanced disease (AD) between 2014 and 2018. METHODS: Patients with a new diagnosis of HIV infection treated in a specialised outpatient clinic of a third level hospital were included. LD with or without AD was defined as aCD4 count