South Africa: Face to Face: Winde on HIV, Zille and Tough Choices
[Spotlight] In what might be construed as a renewed commitment to the fight against HIV, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is co-chairing the newly reformed provincial AIDS council. This is particularly notable since his predecessor, former Premier Helen Zille, declined to chair the council.
[This Day] The federal government has said it may as well deploy HIV drug, Kaletra, to treat the Coronavirus in the event that it gets to Nigeria.
[The Conversation Africa] HIV and AIDS are still global health problems and sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region. Globally, around 770,000 people died from AIDS-related conditions in 2018, 160,000 of them in West and Central Africa.
[Nation] When is was announced that the trials of HVTN 70, an experimental vaccine that could protect people against HIV, the virus that causes Aids, had been cancelled for non-efficacy, Ms Inviolata Mmbavi was disappointed.
[WHO] Uganda commences field data collection to inform the Population Based HIV Impact Assessment Survey (UPHIA 2020)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: STIs and HIV/AIDS are an important public health problem, transmitted by risky sex behaviours. In this context, it is necessary to identify protective factors, of those behaviours, as sexual self-concept. Sexual self-concept is a mult...
[New Zimbabwe] A Chiredzi based anti-HIV sex workers peer educators group says it has registered over 1 000 women plying their trade in the red light districts and has further discouraged the promiscuous lot from having a permanent boyfriend for fear of spreading HIV through unprotected sex.
[Unicef] Dakar -Joint UNFAO, UNICEF and WFP press release
[UCT] The early abandonment of HIV vaccine study HVTN 702 (also known as Uhambo) in South Africa for failing to prevent infections is a huge setback in the quest to find an HIV vaccine. However, this will not deter scientists, said the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Professor Linda-Gail Bekker.
[This is Africa] Google has honoured the late South African child AIDS activist Nkosi Johnson with a Google doodle.
World-renowned HIV specialist Dr. Frank Plummer of Winnipeg is dead at 67. He was visiting Kenya, where he was a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the University of Nairobi's collaborative centre for research and training in HIV/AIDS/STIs.