Zimbabwe: HIV/Aids Fight - More Still Needs to Be Done

[The Herald] 2015 marks exactly 30 years after the first case of HIV was diagnosed in Zimbabwe. Increased cases of orphan-hood in communities, worsening levels of poverty, family disintegration, discrimination leading to emotional trauma, among other atrocities, have been an everyday part of many in Zimbabwe and the entire SADC region, owing to the ravages of this epidemic.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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BACKGROUND: Women remain disproportionally affected by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic because of sociocultural factors including violence perpetrated by intimate partners. Among HIVpositive (HIV+) women, intimate partner violence (IPV) affects engagement in care a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news
In an unexpected lawsuit, federal officials claim that Gilead Sciences willfully disregarded government patents on medicines necessary to end the AIDS epidemic.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Truvada (Drug) Inventions and Patents Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Royalties Health and Human Services Department National Institutes of Health Azar, Alex M II Cummings, Elijah E Stabenow, Debbie Source Type: news
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Healthcare onetime Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Mary E. Woesner
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
World AIDS Day Community and NIH: In Partnership to End the HIV Epidemic.Air date: 12/2/2019 10:00:00 AM
Source: Videocast - All Events - Category: General Medicine Tags: Upcoming Events Source Type: video
Meaningfully serving people with HIV in and out of the clinic requires a conscientious effort on the part of leadership to seek input from affected populations in the community.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news
Worldwide, health care is becoming more complex and multifaceted. Nurses, who spend more time at the bedside or out in the community with patients and their families than any other health care professional, need leadership-building skills in order to navigate these challenging times. New guidelines focus on interprofessional and holistic care, emphasizing the importance of building leadership skills and abilities. The World Health Organization and the European Association for Palliative Care have shown interest in influencing the development and implementation of palliative care services globally, given the increasingly ag...
Source: Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research
Women remain disproportionally affected by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic because of sociocultural factors including violence perpetrated by intimate partners. Among HIVpositive (HIV+) women, intimate partner violence...
Source: BMC Women's Health - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: Vuylsteke B, Reyniers T, De Baetselier I, Nöstlinger C, Crucitti T, Buyze J, Kenyon C, Wouters K, Laga M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in reducing the risk for HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) and may have an important impact in slowing down the HIV epidemic. Concerns remain however about low adherence, increased risk behaviour and reduced condom use when using PrEP. The aim of this study was to assess these factors prospectively among MSM using daily and event-driven PrEP in Belgium. METHODS: An open-label prospective cohort study wa...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
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Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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