Kenya: Good News for Kenya on HIV/Aids
[Nation] Kenya is inching closer to the global target of testing, treating and virally suppressing HIV/Aids in 90 percent of its population, a new report by the United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) titled Seizing the Moment says.
[Foroyaa] Unlike HIV/AIDS which is not transmitted by shaking hands, COVID-19 is highly contagious. Inhaling droplets while a person is coughing, sneezing or even talking, if those chatting are in closed, one could become infected. In the same vein, a person could transfer the virus through hand shake.
CONCLUSION: In this study, approximately half of the participants were aware of safe sex and had knowledge of STIs. There is a need to have comprehensive sexual education, particularly emphasising family planning, STIs, and HIV/AIDS for all grades in school. PMID: 32741352 [PubMed - in process]
[Ghanaian Times] About a month ago, Ghana was reported to have been facing shortage of Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs), a life-saving medication for the suppression of HIV infection in Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV).
[Daily Maverick] Doctors working in an Eastern Cape hospital where there are high rates of HIV infections have said during a webinar that they have not lost a single patient to Covid-19 who was HIV-positive only -- but all who were HIV-positive with added comorbidities such as diabetes and high blood pressure died after testing positive for the virus. Ten patients died at the hospital over one weekend after the oxygen supply ran out.
Authors: Lucas KD, Bick J, Mohle-Boetani JC Abstract In 2014, California passed Assembly Bill 966, which required condom access for persons incarcerated in all 35 California state prisons (33 men's and 2 women's prisons). The California Correctional Health Care Services and the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch and the Office of AIDS of the California Department of Public Health collaborated in a prison administration-led multidisciplinary implementation workgroup. Our workgroup, representing public health, correctional health, legal and legislative affairs, labor relations, and prison staff members, part...
[Monitor] Police in Masaka District in central Uganda are holding a 48 -year -old man for allegedly defiling underage girls who he later infected with HIV/Aids.
In Sub-Saharan Africa where HIV disproportionately affects women, heterosexual male sex workers (HMSW) and their female clients are at risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV and other STIs. However, few studies...
CONCLUSIONS: Non-testing for HIV and syphilis was common among HMSW relative to FSW. Future studies should evaluate strategies to increase testing uptake for this neglected sub-population of sex workers. PMID: 32738909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[SAnews.gov.za] Preliminary results from a study of 12 987 COVID-19 patients in South Africa indicate that HIV and TB have a modest effect on COVID-19 mortality, scientists Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Salim Abdool Karim said.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] HIV status is protected in Britain by the Equality Act, so insurers should be non-discriminatory