Africa: New Test to Diagnose Vaginal Inflammation Could Help Reduce Risk of HIV Infection

[The Conversation Africa] In healthcare systems where resources are limited, it's common for some conditions to be overlooked or misdiagnosed. This is especially true if the patient doesn't have obvious symptoms, and if tests are unaffordable. Sometimes, healthcare providers look at a group of symptoms to reach a likely diagnosis. This so-called syndromic management is less accurate than laboratory-based diagnostics.
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Condition:   Hiv Intervention:   Other: Qualitative assessment about PrEP acceptability Sponsors:   Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement;   University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia;   National Center for HIV/AIDS Dermatology and STDs, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractGiven the recent evidence on “Undetectable = Untransmittable” (U=U) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the present study aimed to investigate HIV disclosure behaviors and their associations with sexual risk behaviors and U=U and PrEP awareness among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. A cross-sectional survey wa s conducted among 689 MSM recruited through a gay-friendly non-governmental organization located in Chengdu, China in 2018–2019. Information was collected by a structured self-administrated questionnaire. The enrolled sample included 554 (80.4%) participants who ...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[VOA] Kampala -- Uganda has kickstarted a trial for the injectable HIV drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine. Researchers and those living with HIV say the trial will likely end pill fatigue, fight stigma, improve adherence and ensure patients get the right dosage.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This report describes surveillance of an outbreak of Pediatric HIV in Ratodero, Pakistan.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS and STDs MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Pediatric Patients Source Type: news
This report describes HIV prevalence among persons who inject drugs during 2018.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS and STDs MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news
ConclusionsOverall, there was a visible trend of improvement in the health status in the EU with substantial differences between countries. EU health policy makers need to tackle incidence of diseases and injuries, with specific attention to causes such as mental disorders. There are many opportunities for mutual learning among otherwise similar countries with different patterns of disease.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Combination interventions, including sexual risk reduction and HCV treatment, are needed to eliminate HCV and HIV among PWID in Tanzania.PMID:34661964 | DOI:10.1002/jia2.25817
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
[Namibia Economist] The U.S.government funded Namibia Adherence and Retention Project (NARP) donated 100 footballs, 24 whistles, two-goal nets, two stopwatches and 20 chess boards to Learners of the Moses van der Byl Primary School in Katutura, Windhoek, and seven other Khomas schools.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Premium Times] The report by the National AIDS and STIs Control Programme shows that out of 73,422 samples tested between 2017 and 2020, 3,409 returned positive.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[This Day] Calabar -- Federal government has said that it is commencing the distribution of a new innovative HIV test kits for testing of pregnant women in the country.
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