South Africa: Social Responsiveness Award - a Unique Study On Youth and HIV
[UCT] South Africa has the world's largest cohort of young people with HIV. More than 300 000 adolescents aged between 10 and 19 are living with the virus. Part of the born-free generation, their health outcomes - and those of their families - reflect the triumphs, as well as the enduring challenges, of post-apartheid healthcare, said Dr Rebecca Hodes, the recipient of the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Social Responsiveness Award for 2019.
[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who also doubles as the Health Minister, has said despite the Covid-19 induced disruptions to HIV/AIDS service delivery in 2020, the government's response to HIV was pleasing as new infections decrease.
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Wednesday December 1 preside over the commemoration of the World AIDS day in Nakuru County.
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville, Geneva, Nairobi -- Botswana has become the first high-burden country to be certified for achieving an important milestone on the path to eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by the World Health Organization (WHO).
[New Era] Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the past two years have presented unprecedented challenges on global healthcare systems, with the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic severely impacting HIV/Aids response efforts.
[WHO-AFRO] Mauritius marked World AIDS Day 2021 on 01 December 2021 at the Yves Cantin community hospital, Black River under the theme "End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemic". This year's theme is of utmost importance at a point in time where the COVID-19 pandemic has further widened inequalities among the world populations.
[spotlight] "Driving a fast car"; "getting the top three letters"; or "playing the lotto" - nearly 40 years from when HIV was first described, the virus is still a thing of euphemism and stigma. It's also still infecting at least 4 000 people a day around the world, most of them young people.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Revolutionary stem cell treatment offers hope of 'functional cure' for people living with HIV.
[The Conversation Africa] There have been tremendous gains towards reaching the United Nations 90-90-90 targets to end HIV as a public health threat. The aim was that, by 2020, 90% of people with HIV would know their status, 90% of those would be on treatment, and 90% would have suppressed viral loads.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Living a healthy life with HIV is possible and should not be thanks to privilege, like it was for me.
We describe HIV and STI prevalence and testing patterns among urban Vietnamese MSM.METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional community-based study of MSM in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2016. Participants self-reported experiences of social stigma in healthcare settings and previous HIV and STI testing. STI testing included HIV, herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.RESULTS: 205 MSM participated in the study. STI prevalence was HIV (10%), HSV-2 (4%), syphilis (13%), gonorrhea (34%), and chlamydia (19%). More than half (55%) of participants tested positive for at least one STI. Most participants had been pre...