Kenya: Health Ministry Denies Shortage of Newborns' ARVs
[Nation] Kenya has an adequate supply of two syrups used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS, the Health ministry has said, noting the stock will last until December 2019.
[Nyasa Times] The number of deaths attributed to the AIDS virus has declined in the country, according to Chief of Health Services in the Ministry of Health, Charles Mwansambo.
[New Zimbabwe] UK based Zimbabwe firm, Diaspora Insurance has partnered AMUK Services, another Zimbabwean brand, to resuscitate an HIV awareness Basketball Tournament founded by Huggins Trust.
[Cameroon Tribune] The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland on December 20, 2017 visited the African Synergy Against AIDS and Suffering the Chantal Biya International Reference Centre.
[The Conversation Africa] Efforts to manage the HIV epidemic in much of sub-Saharan Africa need to specifically target sections of the population that are most vulnerable to HIV infection. Two such key populations include men who have sex with men and transgender women. But in many countries on the continent same sex relationships - and transgender identities - are criminalised.
[Premium Times] People in Nigerian prisons are two times more likely to be living with HIV than people in the general community, a new study has revealed.
This study is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT03414710.https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03414710.
[Vanguard] Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has recieved the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief,PEPFAR, Heroes' Award for demonstrating uncommon leadership, commitment and determination to change the course of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
[New Zimbabwe] Government has been urged to introduce an electronic registry system in the dispensation of anti retroviral drugs from local health institutions to curb double dipping and abuse.
[MSF] Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is concerned about the minimal decline in mortality due to AIDS-related diseases since 2014 despite welcoming the progress made in the HIV fight especially with communities at the centre.
Conclusion: Among women at risk of HIV-1 infections in South Africa, we found no statistically significant differences in HIV-1 incidence by contraceptive method. Implants had the lowest point estimate for HIV-1 incidence, and IUDs had risk comparable with injectable methods in multivariate models. Large, prospective studies are needed to define better the relative HIV-1 risks across different contraceptive methods.