Malawi: Bangwe Tops Sexual Diseases Among Youths in Blantyre
[Nyasa Times] Bangwe Health Centre has registered the highest number of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) cases among youths in Blantyre City, according to report of the research conducted by Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD).
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] HIV-positive women in Uganda fear for their health as food shortages leave them unable to take medication
[Daily News] THE Government has started offering special care and treatment programmes to help the youth, especially girls living with HIV/Aids, to create awareness among the group, the National Assembly was told.
Authors: Palacios-Baena ZR, Martín-Ortega M, Ríos-Villegas MJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Late diagnosis (LD) of HIV infection is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality and transmissibility. The aim of this study was to define the clinical characteristics of new diagnoses and clarify the risk factors (RF) associated with LD with or without advanced disease (AD) between 2014 and 2018. METHODS: Patients with a new diagnosis of HIV infection treated in a specialised outpatient clinic of a third level hospital were included. LD with or without AD was defined as aCD4 count
[News24Wire] The Gauteng Department of Health has observed an increase in the number of TB and HIV patients defaulting on medication since the lockdown was implemented in March.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia: The Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched a food rationing scheme for the Muslim community in Liberia during the month of fasting activities dubbed "President George Manneh Weah's Kind Gesture Toward Muslims in the Holy Month of Ramadan."
ConclusionsMSM and HRSB-individuals were more likely to be tested in JOH, while migrants and health-care workers in HAC, possibly due to the geographic location, reputation and specific atmosphere. In order to encourage HIV-tests among HRSB and non-Jews, additional interventions should be employed, including outreach activities, extending opening hours and reducing testing costs should be employed.
Authors: Serra MAAO, Milhomem AB, Oliveira SB, Santos FAAS, Silva RAE, Costa ACPJ, Cunha MDCSO, Silva AUA, Freitas RWJF, Araújo MFM Abstract Objective: To analyze sociodemographic and behavioral factors associated with vulnerability to HIV according to sexual orientation. Method: This is a cross-sectional study conducted using data on 3,818 people in the city of Imperatriz, Brazil, during 2015 and 2016. The survey's questionnaires addressed sociodemographic and behavioral variables. For the data analysis, association (chi-square test) and strength of association (odds ratio) were observed. A significance level of p
Conclusions Reported chlamydia case rates may be substantially lower than true chlamydia case rates because of incomplete reporting, imperfect diagnostic tests, and partial screening coverage. Because the magnitude of these biases has declined over time, the differences between reported and adjusted case rates have narrowed, revealing a sharp decline in adjusted case rates even as reported case rates have risen. The decline in adjusted case rates suggests that the rise in reported case rates should not be interpreted strictly as increasing chlamydia incidence, as the observed rise can be explained by improvements in scre...
[ANGOP] Cuito -At least 434 people out of a total of 13,201 people have tested positive for HIV/AIDS from January to May this year in central Bie, said Thursday the provincial supervisor of the HIV/AIDS program, Adelino Camato.
[Nation] Widowed and with four children, Ms Florence Atieno has been living positively with HIV for 10 years now.