Namibia: Child Marriage Exposes Kids to HIV/Aids - Sioka

[New Era] Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Doreen Sioka says child marriages expose children prematurely to sexual contact and the possibility of being infected with sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV/AIDS.
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[Citizen] Kampala -Marie Stopes Uganda has been directed to recall two batches of Life Guard brand condoms from the Ugandan market following customers' complaints.
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[Monitor] Marie Stopes Uganda, a non-government organisation that offers reproductive health services, has been directed to recall two batches of Life Guard brand condoms from the Ugandan market following customers' complaints.
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[VOA] There was a collective sigh of relief for more than 350,000 HIV-positive patients in Botswana, after the southern African country's Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the government in a legal tussle over the supply of life-prolonging anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs.
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Jeffrey Jordan/ President of the Population Reference Bureau with ICPD25 participants. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) One in five women globally lives with a disability even as they have same needs and interests as women without disabilities, their access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights remains severely limited. Delegates representing people living with disabilities at the ICPD25 Conference painted a grim picture of barriers and challenges they face. “We are perceived to be asexual and therefore offering us reproductive health information is consider...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news
[263Chat] A research conducted by the Ministry of Health and Child Care has concluded that people with bilharzia have a high risk of contracting HIV, 263Chat has learnt.
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[New Zimbabwe] A high number of respondents to a recent study have welcomed a new unique intervention Short Message Service (SMS) technology used to send messages to HIV patients in rural communities in Zimbabwe about their viral load (VL).
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[The Herald] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Namibia is supporting the training of nurses from the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) to initiate inmates on antiretroviral treatment (ART) as global efforts to take health care services closer to the people gain momentum. On Monday, approximately 30 nurses from NCS facilities throughout the country met in Windhoek for a five-day training on how to initiate inmates living with HIV on ART and manage them.
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[The Herald] Zimbabwe will next week embark on a new HIV study to help measure the country's progress toward UNAIDS' 90-90-90 goals and guide policy and funding priorities.
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[The Herald] The recent picture of a first year University of Zimbabwe student lying lifeless in a pool of blood after trying to abort a pregnancy using a coat hanger brings a chill to one's spine.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
AbstractRecent studies among men who have sex with men suggest that sexual behaviors associated with risk of sexually transmitted infections increase following initiation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. We used longitudinal data from HIV-uninfected participants (n  = 1013) enrolled in an open-label study of PrEP delivered to Ugandan and Kenyan heterosexual HIV serodiscordant couples to understand the association between PrEP initiation and HIV risk-related sexual behaviors among these couples. In the month following PrEP initiation, the mean number of mon thly sex acts within couples de...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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