Southern Africa: Southern Africa's Migration Burden

[The Herald]Labour migration, a historical phenomenon across the Southern African region, has always come with unique dynamics, challenges and opportunities across social, economic and political spectrums.The emergence of HIV has presented a new and potent challenge as migrant workers have fuelled the spread of the virus, which causes AIDS.
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[The Conversation Africa] As COVID-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media's reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids.
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Abstract Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) became publicly available in Quebec for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM) in 2013. We used baseline data from Engage, a cohort of GBM recruited by respondent-driven sampling, to examine patterns of combination HIV prevention use among Montreal GBM since PrEP became available. Latent class analysis, stratified by HIV status, was used to categorize GBM by self-reported use of biomedical and behavioural prevention strategies. Correlates of resulting classes were identified using multinomial logistic regression. Among HIV-negative/unknown GBM (n  = 96...
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[Nation] Kenya is inching closer to the global target of testing, treating and virally suppressing HIV/Aids in 90 percent of its population, a new report by the United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) titled Seizing the Moment says.
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[WHO] Geneva -- Countries seek innovative ways to mitigate the impact of disruptions and keep services going Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society's biannual conference. Twenty-four countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the supply of these life-saving medicines.
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[Nyasa Times] Coalition of Women Living with HIV and Aids has trained mother groups from Ngabu and Lundu in Chikwawa on how to enhance the uptake of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services among girls.
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[State Department] At the opening of the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020), the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) released its latest program results, showing significant gains in reaching populations in greatest need with life-saving HIV services, and announced new investments aimed at further accelerating PEPFAR's progress.
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[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -- Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COWLHA) has trained mother groups from Ngabu and Lundu in Chikwawa on how they can increase uptake of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among girls.
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[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- About 91 Batswana have enrolled in the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN 084) (LIFE) study undertaken by Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership.
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