Mozambique: Fight Against HIV Costs U.S $350 Million a Year

[AIM] The fight against the HIV/ADS epidemic in Mozambique has in recent years cost an average of US$350 million a year.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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[Vanguard] Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs Tamunominini Makinde, says she will scale up HIV/AIDS response to put an end to the epidemic in the nearest future.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2019Source: Journal of Health EconomicsAuthor(s): Erick Gong, Damien de Walque, William H. DowAbstractTransactional sex is an important risk-coping mechanism and a leading contributor to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. We use data from a conditional cash transfer (CCT) experiment in rural Tanzania designed to incentivize safer sexual behavior by conditioning transfers on testing negative for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). For women, we find that negative shocks measured by food insecurity lead to a 36% increase in STIs and increases in self-reported risky se...
Source: Journal of Health Economics - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Authors: Tang Q, Zhang X, Lu H Abstract Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), gonorrhea and syphilis are the major sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the world, which are the focus of epidemic prevention and control in China. The epidemiological trend analysis of STDs in Shanghai could reflect the epidemic situation of these diseases in high-income areas of China, providing a reference for how to control their epidemic. Although the overall incidence rate of infectious diseases levelled off after 2009, Shanghai still faces many new obstacles in the fight ...
Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
[The Conversation Africa] Efforts to manage the HIV epidemic in much of sub-Saharan Africa need to specifically target sections of the population that are most vulnerable to HIV infection. Two such key populations include men who have sex with men and transgender women. But in many countries on the continent same sex relationships - and transgender identities - are criminalised.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[SAnews.gov.za] The use of innovation and technology has been punted as the key tool to end the scourge of HIV and Aids in the country at the 9th South African Aids Conference.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This study aims to review the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) and suggest control measures.Recent FindingsDespite declines in new HIV diagnosis, bacterial STIs among MSM have dramatically risen since the late 1990s. This increase occurred concurrent with introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy, the advent of electronic mechanisms for meeting sex partners and population-level changes in sexual behavior, including decreased condom use. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is now further diminishing condom use, though its impact on STIs is uncertain. A plan ...
Source: Current HIV/AIDS Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusion and Recommendations: Consistent condom utilization among HIV clients on ART was low (55.8%). Place of residence and condom use initiation during sexual contact were significantly associated with consistent condom use. It is better to give more emphasis on health education and counseling service about consistent condom use for PLWHA who are on ART during follow-up especially for those who came from rural areas. PMID: 31007955 [PubMed]
Source: AIDS Research and Treatment - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: AIDS Res Treat Source Type: research
[New Era] Windhoek -The U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced funding of N$24.4 million towards the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the period of April to September this year to fight the HIV/Aids epidemic.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Daily News] NATIONAL Council of People living with HIV and AIDS (NACOPHA) has described a recently launched report on Tanzania HIV Impact Survey (THIS) as vital in attaining ambitious testing and treatment targets to end AIDS epidemic.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
In conclusion, our findings demonstrate that in the presence of an HIV-1 infection, the cellular distribution of FcγRIIIa is altered and that the functional consequence of FcγRIIIa variant is affected. Importantly, it underscores the need to characterize FcγR expression, cellular distribution and functional consequences of FcγR genetic variants within a specific environment or disease state. Introduction Receptors for the Fc domain of immunoglobulin G (IgG), so called Fc gamma receptors (FcγRs), link the specificity of IgG with potent effector functions of the innate immune system. Fc&ga...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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