Nigeria: HIV - Why Anti-Stigma Law Should Be Domesticated Across Nigeria-Experts

[Daily Trust] Experts working in the field of HIV have called for the domestication of the anti-stigma law across all states of the country.
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[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has expressed worry about the decline in the intake of anti-retroviral drugs, and urged people suffering from HIV to take their medication seriously.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
AbstractThe state of Georgia ranks first in the rate of new diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, yet studies focused on understanding the drivers of this epidemic in the most at-risk groups outside the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) remain sparse. Among the many consequences of this is the inability to effectively design tailored intervention programs that appropriately address the reduction of HIV/AIDS and other STDS in the state. Reducing disparities in HIV/AIDS remains an important goal in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Given the disproportionate burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Blacks in the state of Georgia, ther...
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractMen who have sex with men (MSM) frequently meet sex partners through dating apps. Research has demonstrated an association between app use and greater number of sex partners and STIs, but dating apps also pose an opportunity for intervention. By advocating for sexual health features on dating apps, Building Healthy Online Communities (BHOC) aims to increase communication about sexual health among app users. In partnership with Emory University, BHOC added questions to an annual survey of MSM. The questions assessed awareness and uptake of profile fields and sexual health features on the dating apps. Among survey pa...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Malays J Med Sci. 2021 Dec;28(6):8-19. doi: 10.21315/mjms2021.28.6.2. Epub 2021 Dec 22.ABSTRACTThe pandemic and its consequences have been shown to have a negative impact on the availability and accessibility of the basic services, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. The aim of this study was to investigate the responses to the essential SRH needs for women during the COVID-19 pandemic. This narrative review was conducted based on the Scale for Assessing Narrative Review Articles (SANRA), in order to present key activities for responding to the important SRH needs of women in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Younger age, non-cohabiting and recent STIs were consistently identified as predicting future HIV infection. Both community HIV burden and individual factors should be considered to quantify HIV risk. However, HIV risk scores had only low-to-moderate discriminatory ability and uncertain generalizability, limiting their programmatic utility. Further evidence on the relative value of specific risk factors, studies populations not restricted to "at-risk" individuals and data outside South Africa will improve the evidence base for risk differentiation in HIV prevention programmes.PROSPERO NUMBER: CRD4202...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
[UNFPA] The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed some of the hard-won gains in the global HIV response-this was one of the key takeaways at the recent International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Durban, South Africa.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
California has become the first state to require health insurance to cover home tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as HIV, chlamydia, and syphilis.Kaiser Health News
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news
Objective: We had previously shown that long-acting cabotegravir (CAB-LA) injections fully protected macaques from vaginal simian HIV (SHIV) infection. Here, we reassessed CAB-LA efficacy in the presence of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate and multiple sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that are known to increase HIV susceptibility in women. Design: Two macaque models of increasing vaginal STI severity were used for efficacy assessment. Methods: The first study (nā€Š=ā€Š11) used a double STI model that had repeated exposures to two vaginal STI, Chlamydia trachomatis and Trichomonas vaginalis. Six ani...
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research
Conclusion: HPV infection is associated with HIV acquisition in sub-Saharan African women. In addition to preventing HPV-associated cancers, increasing HPV vaccination coverage could potentially reduce HIV incidence.
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Epidemiology and Social Source Type: research
[Daily Maverick] South Africa's scientists are building on the knowledge they gained in their fight against HIV and are today keeping a sharp eye and keen mind on SARS-CoV-2 and its evolving variants.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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