Gambia: Govt Commended On HIV/Aids Stance

[The Point] Almamo Barrow, Acting Director ActionAid International The Gambia, has commended the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Government of The Gambia for playing a key role in ensuring the national response to HIV/AIDS is successful.
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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...
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[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.
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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...
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Conclusion: Vaginal M. genitalium infection was frequently detected among Kenyan HIV-infected pregnant women and was associated with higher plasma HIV levels, but was not associated with perinatal transmission of HIV.
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Requests for crowd diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases from peers on a major social media site have dramatically increased. Many of the requests are for second opinions.Medscape Medical News
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Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extending the comment period for an earlier notice making revisions to an information collection related to the Resources and Services Database of the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN). NPIN serves as the reference and referral service for information on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis. Comments are due by within 30 days of this notice.
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