Liberia: Liberia, Partners Commence World Aids Day

[FrontPageAfrica] HIV &AIDS continue to post serious threat to development in Liberia and the global community; therefore collective effort is required stop the further spread of the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Despite recent improvement in access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, serious challenges including stigma and discrimination, denial of one's positive status, low level of domestic support among others continue to undermine national response to HIV and AIDS- National AIDS Commission
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CONCLUSIONS: By mid- to late-2017, the Treat All strategy was the standard of care at almost all IeDEA sites, including rural, primary-level health facilities in low-resource settings. While further assessments of site-level capacity to provide high-quality HIV care under Treat All and to support sustained viral suppression after ART initiation are needed, the widespread introduction of Treat All at the service delivery level is a critical step towards global targets for ending the HIV epidemic as a public health threat. PMID: 31623428 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
A 25 year-old tuberculosis patient is treated at her home in Funafuti, the main island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific. Credit: UNDP Tuvalu/Aurélia Rusek.By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 2019 (IPS) A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease. Caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB commonly causes persistent coughing, fatigue and weight loss. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and its latest Global TB Report, a...
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AbstractTransactional sex (TS) has been shown to contribute to the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Previous research has yet to identify psychosocial factors that make young women vulnerable to engaging in TS. This analysis examined the association between self-esteem and TS among young women in rural South Africa. A post hoc analysis of post-intervention survey data from HPTN 068 was conducted. Log-binomial regression was used to compute a prevalence ratio measure of association. Among 1942 young women, the prevalence of TS among those with lower self-esteem was 4.7 times the prevalence of TS among those with higher s...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
More than $490,000 is being doled out to seven Florida counties as part of a national effort to  try to eradicate HIV and AIDS in the next 10 years. The funding is made possible as part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, which was announced by the Trump administration this year. Money became available for counties to spend Oct. 1. “For this plan to succeed, we want to engage the help of every Floridian,” Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, flanked by Department of Health Secretary Scott Rivkees…
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Engagement in the HIV care continuum combined with office-based opioid treatment remains a cornerstone in addressing the intertwined epidemics of opioid use disorder (OUD) and HIV/AIDS. Factors influencing pat...
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
AbstractThe HIV epidemic in the United States has disproportionately burdened Black men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly in the South. While pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has high demonstrated efficacy, uptake is low among Black MSM. We utilized a sample of 345 HIV-negative or unknown HIV status Black MSM from Atlanta, Georgia. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression models examined the effects of sexual orientation and disclosure on PrEP awareness and use. Despite the majority of the sample reporting PrEP awareness (91%), few Black MSM in our sample had ever used PrEP (10%). Bisexual Black MSM were less...
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[WHO] Over the years, HIV control strategies and approaches in Zimbabwe have evolved to address the changes in the epidemic and according to new evidence. Due to this evolution, the country has ended up with many vertical sub-programs under the HIV program including Care and treatment, HIV Testing Services, Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) among others. Until now, each of these programs has had separate plann
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[Nation] Kenya will contribute $6 million (Sh623 million) to programmes to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria as other international donors made pledges for the next three years to help fight the epidemics.
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[Global Fund] Lyon, France -In an unprecedented show of global solidarity, donors at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference pledged US$14.02 billion for the next three years - the largest amount ever raised for a multilateral health organization, and the largest amount by the Global Fund. The funds will help save 16 million lives and end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
LIFE EXPECTANCY DISPARITIES AMONG ADULTS WITH HIV IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA: THE IMPACT OF A REDUCTION IN DRUG- AND ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS USING THE LIVES SAVED SIMULATION (LISSO) MODEL. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Oct 11;: Authors: Althoff KN, Chandran A, Zhang J, Arevalo WM, Gange SJ, Sterling TR, Gill MJ, Justice AC, Palella FJ, Rebeiro PF, Silverberg MJ, Mayor AM, Horberg MA, Thorne JE, Rabkin CS, Mathews WC, Klein MB, Humes E, Lee J, Hogg R, Moore RD, North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) of IeDEA Abstract Improvements in life expectancy among people with HIV ...
Source: Am J Epidemiol - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Am J Epidemiol Source Type: research
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