Eritrea: World Aids Day Observed Nationwide
[Shabait] Asmara, 01 December 2020 - Encouraging outcome is being registered from the fight against HIV/AIDS infection, Sister Nigsti Tesfamicael, head of HIV/AIDS and STDs Control Unit at the Ministry of Health stated. She made the comment in an interview she conducted with Erina, in connection with the World AIDS Day, marked today 1 December.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Radio programmes made for and by young people are helping to address sensitive social issues like teen pregnancy, abuse and child marriage
Although rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have declined globally over the past 10 years, United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS estimates 1.7 million new infections occurred in 2019, with cisgender women (cis women) and girls accounting for 48%. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome-related illnesses are the leading global cause of mortality in cis women aged 15 to 49, and in many sub-Saharan Africa countries, young women face substantially higher HIV risk than their male counterparts. Drivers of this increased risk include sexual and reproductive health characteristics unique to cis women. This review discusses the...
[Nation] A viral-load testing machine remains underutilised at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) in Kisumu due to lack of reagents and underfunding.
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] 'Mantsoboi Motlokoa was puzzled to Test HIV positive at the age of 16 because she had not indulged in sex before. While she was still coming to terms with her status, something prompted her to review her late mother's bukana (health record book). She realized that the same information that appeared in her own bukana also appeared in her mother's book. This was information related to antiretroviral treatment.
Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a highly pathogenic virus which can cause rapidly progressive liver disease in individuals with chronic hepatitis B virus and for which treatment options are limited. The incidence of sexually transmitted HDV infection is unknown. Here we report the case of a HDV seronegative man with pre-existent HIV/hepatitis B virus, taking effective tenofovir-containing antiretroviral therapy, who experienced a significant acute transaminitis with HDV antibody seroconversion and viraemia and no other identifiable cause.
[The Point] Banjul, 22 July 2021 - In response to the windstorm which hit The Gambia earlier this month, the European Union is providing ?200,000 (12,053,000 Gambian Dalasis) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people.
[This Day] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said almost half of the world's 1.7 million children living with HIV (46%) did not get treatment in 2020.
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] My Name Is Malehlohonolo Phakisi. I Am a 22-Year-old woman living with HIV in Maseru, Lesotho. When my HIV status was disclosed to my classmates, I was stigmatized and discriminated against. This made me lonely.
[This Day] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said that almost half of the world's 1.7 million children living with HIV (46%) did not get treatment in 2020.