Zimbabwe: Student Nicks Laptop to Buy STI Medication
[New Zimbabwe]A MASVINGO Polytechnic student stole a colleague's laptop and sold it to city dealers in a bid to raise cash for medication to treat a nagging sexually transmitted infection (STI), a local court heard Monday.
[This Day] Asaba -- Delta State Government has launched the HIV Self-Testing Programme with a vow to scale up all response measures for arresting the relatively high HIV prevalence rate in the state, which places Delta as being among the highest in the country.
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Atinuke O. Olaleye, Ochuwa A. Babah, Chioma S. Osuagwu, Folasade T. Ogunsola, Bosede B. Afolabi
[UNAIDS] Geneva -- Drawing on 40 years of experience from the AIDS response, UNAIDS is issuing new guidance on how to reduce stigma and discrimination in the context of COVID-19. The guidance is based on the latest evidence on what works to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination and applies it to COVID-19.
[UCT] South Africa has the world's largest cohort of young people with HIV. More than 300 000 adolescents aged between 10 and 19 are living with the virus. Part of the born-free generation, their health outcomes - and those of their families - reflect the triumphs, as well as the enduring challenges, of post-apartheid healthcare, said Dr Rebecca Hodes, the recipient of the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Social Responsiveness Award for 2019.
ConclusionsUnmarried men who moved to urban areas had increased sexual partnerships with stable partners and strangers. Without proper means of protection, this pattern of behavior puts these men and their sexual partners at elevated risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Public health programs should target unmarried male migrants for pregnancy control and STI prevention.
Abstract Sexual and reproductive health is an important part of general health globally recognised in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3. Access to sexual and reproductive health services such as contraception provides young people with the opportunity to make informed choices regarding reproductive health. However, poor sexual and reproductive health is evident in numerous forms including sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion. In this paper, we examine the experiences of contraceptive use among young women living in pastoral communities. Findings derive from a qualitative con...
Routine screening for Chlamydia and gonococcal infection in pregnancy is not widespread, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), despite their potential adverse consequences on pregnancy outcome. We conducted a systematic literature search of three major databases to review current literature surrounding Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections in pregnancy. We discuss the epidemiology and burden of both infections, detection methods, potential adverse feto-maternal and infant outcomes and provide an overview of treatment options.
ConclusionCT is found most often in our population followed by MG and NG. By using molecular assays to detect RAM supplementary to pathogen identification of NG and MG, optimal therapy can be advised.
[New Era] Justice and equity fell into sharp focus on 1 October when the AIDS&Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) launched a campaign to call for the realisation of the rights to bodily autonomy and integrity in Southern and East Africa.
[The Herald] In a shocking case of child abuse, a 23-year-old Harare woman is accused of deliberately infecting her friend's 10 month-old son with HIV after breastfeeding the baby in an effort to silence it after it started crying.