Zimbabwe: Sex Workers Group Discourages Members From Having Partners
[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.
[The Herald] Government is working on utilising tuberculosis and HIV testing machines to run Covid-19 tests.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London/Mexico City -HIV-positive people on anti-retroviral drugs with normal CD4 levels are not at a higher risk from COVID-19
[Daily Maverick] Professor Gita Ramjee, who recently returned from a trip to London, had been admitted to hospital with pneumonia. She was Chief Scientific Officer at the Aurum Institute and former chief specialist scientist and director of the South African Medical Research Council's (SAMRC) HIV Prevention Research Unit. She died in an Umhlanga hospital on Tuesday from Covid-19 related complications.
[Monitor] Ministry of Health has suspended the Uganda Population-Based HIV Impact Survey (UPHIA) until further notice following the coronavirus cases in the country.
[Daily Maverick] Covid-19 is real, just as HIV was and remains real. But we should not be foolish, thinking it cannot touch us like we thought HIV could not touch us. HIV did. Covid-19 will. In ways we have yet to imagine. Aids taught us about fear, to overcome it while not being foolish. We need to be afraid of Covid-19, but not of each other.
[Plan International] The Central African Republic (CAR) has been called the most dangerous place in the world for children. Sectarian violence has ripped the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and driving more than a million from their homes. Some 1.5 million children now require humanitarian assistance.
[Global Fund] The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet's passage of the fiscal 2019 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2020 budget, which includes Japan's contribution of US$476.4 million to the Global Fund in 2020. This is its largest annual contribution to the Global Fund, signaling Japan's strong leadership in global health, at a time when the world is fighting COVID-19.
[Observer] Madam Theodosia Slewion-Kolee, National AIDS Commission Chairperson: "... given the fact that persons living with HIV are vulnerable to the coronavirus due to underling health conditions, the effect will be devastating if they abandon taking their treatment consistently in this critical time."
[News24Wire] The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa says it does not know whether persons living with HIV are at higher risk of being more vulnerable to Covid-19.
[IPS] Mbabane -Doctor Khalishwayo is a traditional healer based in Nhlangano, a town in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini. His clients are people who consult him when they are suffering from different ailments. And he in turn diagnoses them using divine methods.