Couples Who Get Tested for HIV Stay Informed —Together
By Gladys Achan, Communications Officer A health worker provides HIV pretest counseling and teaches the couple how to use male and female condoms at the Kimu Primary Health Care Center in Juba. Photo by Gladys Achan for IntraHealth International.December 05, 2022Ladu, a 33-year-old resident of Juba, South Sudan, was hesitant to get tested for HIV. His mother had encouraged him and his fiancé to get tested, but he was wary of a possible HIV-positive test result.In July 2022, he visited the Kimu Primary Health Care Center to learn more about voluntary HIV counseling and testing. After talking to the health worke...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS World AIDS Day Health Workers Source Type: news

Couples Who Get Tested for HIV Stay Informed —Together
A health worker provides HIV pre-test counseling and teaches the couple how to use male and female condoms at the Kimu Primary Health Care Center in Juba. Photo by Gladys Achan for IntraHealth International.December 05, 2022Ladu, a 33-year-old resident of Juba, South Sudan, was hesitant to get tested for HIV. His mother had encouraged him and his fiancé to get tested, but he was wary of a possible HIV-positive test result.In July 2022, he visited the Kimu Primary Health Care Center to learn more about voluntary HIV counseling and testing. After talking to the health worker at the facility, he felt reassured. He deci...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Source Type: news

Medical marijuana legalization in Oklahoma: effects on neonatal exposure to opiates - DeShea L, Rolfs S, McCoy M, Beasley WH, Szyld E, Makkar A.
BACKGROUND: The US opioid epidemic has been characterized by increases in opioid misuse, overdose deaths, and neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome. Research suggests that marijuana legalization has contributed to decreased use of opiates, although many stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Firearm violence: a call for action by nurse scientists - Rawl SM.
Gun violence in the United States, from suicides to mass shootings, is a public health epidemic of which Americans are reminded almost daily. When people gather in public spaces, schools, work, places of worship, and at home, they should feel safe. Yet, re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Rising Voices across communities to tackle drowning epidemic in Bangladesh [conference abstract #454] - Mazumder S, Chowdhury J, Amin R.
Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2022) Context Drowning mortality rate is 11.7/100,000 people per year. The rate of drowning in Bangladesh is five times compare to other LMICs. Studies show that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

On World AIDS Day, White House Announces Plan to End Epidemic by 2030
THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 -- The United States will renew its focus on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030, with new funding and a five-year strategy, the White House said Thursday. The Biden administration announced its ambitious plans on World AIDS... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

On World AIDS Day, White House Announces Plan to End Epidemic by 2030
THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 -- The United States will renew its focus on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030, with new funding and a five-year strategy, the White House said Thursday. The Biden administration announced its ambitious plans on World AIDS... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 1, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

China ’s Zero-COVID Trap
Protesters in China have demanded an end to the country’s draconian zero-COVID policy—a pandemic prevention strategy that President Xi Jinping claims has kept his people safer than less stringent measures taken by other nations—as the suffering it’s wrought is becoming increasingly unbearable. Experts have said it’s unlikely the government will outright end zero-COVID anytime soon, though it may continue to tweak the policy. But even if Xi wanted to ditch the strategy altogether, as some localities are reportedly starting to do, that could bring about even more misery. [time-brightcove not-tgx...
Source: TIME: Health - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad de Guzman and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

On World AIDS Day, Biden administration releases new global strategy to end HIV/AIDS by 2030
On World AIDS Day, the Biden administration renewed its focus on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030, releasing a new five-year strategy for the United States' global response. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid Deepened Inequalities in HIV Treatment - What We Learnt in Nigeria
[The Conversation Africa] The 2022 World AIDS Day theme is Equalize. The reason for this focus is that HIV reflects economic and social inequity. People with low socio-economic status are worst affected by the epidemic. Also, the worst impacts of the HIV epidemic are found in the least developed countries and the most impoverished neighbourhoods. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid Affected Access to HIV Treatment - the Stories of Migrant Women in South Africa Show How
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has made massive strides in the fight against HIV. One of the country's flagship interventions has been the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. Nevertheless, South Africa still has the world's largest HIV epidemic. It's estimated that 7.5 million people in the country have HIV. Women of reproductive age account for more than half of this number - 4.8 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Aids Day - Nigeria Must Equalise Access to Essential HIV Services - NACA DG
[Vanguard] As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark this year's World AIDS Day on 1st December, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, has reiterated its resolve and commitment to achieve control of the epidemic towards ending AIDS by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The effects of naloxone access laws on opioid abuse, mortality, and crime - Doleac JL, Mukherjee A.
The United States is experiencing an epidemic of opioid abuse. In response, states have implemented policies including increased access to naloxone, a drug that can save lives when administered during an overdose. There is a concern that widespread naloxon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

HIV Epidemic Control Is Close —But Can We Sustain it?
By Esther Tumbare, Senior global technical director for HIV ; Olive Apok, Cluster Technical Manager A health worker explains medication for a client at an HIV clinic at Escuintla Regional Hospital. Photo by Anna Watts for IntraHealth International.November 30, 2022This summer, we celebrated Botswana for being the first country in Africa with a high HIV burden to attain theUNAIDS 95/95/95 targets for 2030. PEPFAR also announced that at least 12 African countries have reached the 2020 90/90/90 targets.Considering there was a time when many thought Africans were incapable of adhering to antiretroviral treatment, these...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS World AIDS Day Source Type: news

The dissemination of parent-child interaction therapy in West Virginia during the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study - Druskin LR, Han RC, Phillips ST, Victory EJ, Aman E, Tiano J, Stokes J, McNeil CB.
The devastating impact of the opioid crisis on children and families in West Virginia was compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and brought to light the critical need for greater mental health services and providers in the state. Parent-Child Interaction The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news