Nigeria: HIV/Aids - Sustaining the Gains

[Daily Trust] As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the World AIDS Day last week, there were cheering reports of a reduction in infection rate. Reports also showed that the issue of stigmatization, which was one of the greatest problems encountered by people living with the disease in the early years, had been remarkably tackled. In a statement to commemorate the day, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said 3.4 million people in the country are infected with the virus, out of the 36.9 million
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[Cameroon Tribune] This was during the 11th Ordinary Session of the Scientific Council of the Research Centre yesterday, November 19, 2019 in Yaounde.
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[New Dawn] Population Services International (PSI) -Liberia has confirmed here that 200 sex-workers living with the HIV/AIDS disease have fled their treatment center located on 16th Street, Sinkor due to a recent attack on the facility by individuals believed to be drug addicts or "zogoes".
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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...
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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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