Rwanda: Arv Access for Children 'Key to Eliminating HIV'
[New Times] The United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will remain a mirage if children and young people are not given access to Anti-retro viral treatment, medics have said.
Conclusion: Comprehensive HIV prevention packages should include behavioral and biological components, including early diagnosis and treatment of both HIV and bacterial sexually transmitted infections to optimally reduce the risk of HIV transmission and acquisition.
Discussions The mass gonorrhea treatment campaign in Greenland was associated with only a temporary decline in the incidence of gonorrhea. It was, however, followed by an increase in penicillin nonsusceptibility. Intense gonorrhea screening and treatment strategies should be aware of the risk of inducing antimicrobial resistance.
[UNFPA] KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa - UNFPA committed to continue strengthening partnerships as it seeks solutions to end AIDS in Africa, said Mabingue Ngom, UNFPA Regional Director for East and West Africa. "We believe that it's only through genuine partnership and effective collaboration that we can together end the HIV epidemic," he said.
[The Conversation Africa] The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa.
[New Era] Ongwediva -Israel Hatutale, who has been living with the HIV virus for the past 21 years, says the fight against the deadly epidemic can only be a success with the involvement of men.
[WHO] Growing resistance to HIV drugs in Africa is threatening the significant progress made in the global fight against the virus. In an effort to reinforce the gains and end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners today are unveiling a five-year plan to monitor, prevent and respond to drug resistance.
[Daily Maverick] In the shadow of HIV many things are hidden. Do a quick Google search ('in the shadow of HIV') and a torrent of disease and social ills will blast across your browser. You'll find gender-based violence and stigma, sugar-daddies, obesity and hypertension, patriarchy, cancer and diabetes, denial, guilt, and the opioid crisis. Also hiding, deep in the shadows, are adolescent boys and young men.
[Daily Maverick] Photographer and social justice activist Gideon Mendel has over the years used his talent to draw attention to many global challenges, more recently the world climate disaster. However, one of the issues close to Mendel's heart has been the HIV epidemic and the daily battles of folk living with the disease. Mendel was there in the early days of the South African epidemic, documenting the lives of those at the coalface of the battle for access to lifesaving treatment.
[Vanguard] Over the years, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria has been described as one of the largest in the world and one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa.
[New Times] Increasing the ability for people to test themselves for HIV could bolster efforts to universal access to treatment, according to Heather Watts Director of HIV Prevention, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator.