Liberia: HEAL, Orphans Concern Liberia Partner to Provide Relief to Orphanages
[New Dawn] Help Educate and Assist Lives (HEAL) Inc., a US-based organization, and its sister organization HEAL Inc., Liberia, are partnering with Orphans Concern-Liberia, the lead orphans advocacy organization to provide relief to orphanages in Liberia.
[Africa Renewal] Ms. Winnie Byanyima is the new Executive Director of the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS-related deaths. She spoke with Africa Renewal's Zipporah Musau about her priorities in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa: Here are excerpts:
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that "researchers are working at break-neck speed" to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They are also working to develop potential vaccines, medicines and other technologies that are affordable and equitable. By June 2020 - six months since it was first identified - thousands of therapeutic trials and dozens of vaccine development studies were under way, including one vaccine study each in South Africa and Nigeria
[GroundUp] Veteran activist receives award for AIDS work
[GroundUp] Nomandla Yako and her son were featured on Siyayinqoba in the mid-2000s.
[Vanguard] The Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, has commenced the training of executives of the Nigeria Automobile Technician Association (NATA) Lagos State Chapter on HIV prevention amid COVID-19 pandemic
CONCLUSIONS: PrEP service cascades from the Princess PrEP programme identified no or low-risk perception as key barrier to PrEP acceptance among MSM and TGW who met PrEP eligibility criteria. More implementation research studies are needed to explore PrEP motivation and access in larger communities outside of clinical services. This is to identify gaps and strategies to address them within motivation, access and effective use domains of the HIV prevention cascade. PMID: 32602660 [PubMed - in process]
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Rape victims must take a post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent against contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, an expert has said.
Current United States guidelines recommend that clinicians offer HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to women with gonorrhea or syphilis. We estimated HIV incidence among women following a syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia diagnosis among women in King County, WA using surveillance data from 2008 to 2018. Among women with diagnosed with gonorrhea and among women diagnosed with chlamydia the estimated HIV incidence rates were 0.06 and 0.02 per 100 person years, respectively. No women reported with syphilis were diagnosed with HIV.
[Premium Times] A new report has shown that deaths from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria could double if systems for health are overwhelmed, treatment and prevention programmes are disrupted and resources are diverted.
Abstract Infection by HIV/AIDS or other STIs and unplanned pregnancies are sexual health problems of considerable impact around the world. Condoms are the only method that prevents all those risks, and attitudes toward the use of condoms are among the best predictors of their consistent use. The purpose of the present study was to translate, adapt, and validate a Spanish-language version of the Multidimensional Condom Attitudes Scale (MCAS) using a sample of young people from Colombia. A total of 1441 young people between the ages of 18 and 26 years responded to a web-based survey conducted between January 2018 an...