Namibia: 73 000 Face ARV Resistance
[Namibian]MORE than 73 000 people on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in some parts of the country run the risk of becoming drug resistant after they were taken off their prescribed medication because of shortages.
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Nonofo Molefhi has urged all stakeholders to work together to win the war against HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD).
[Citizen] Arusha -Health workers and stakeholders in the sector should not be much worried on the reported shortage of condoms in the country. The issue is being fully addressed by the relevant authorities and hundreds of cartons have been procured for distribution, a senior health official has said.
[New Era] Paulina Moses
CONCLUSIONS: Pregnancy outcomes and early infant growth did not differ by PrEP exposure. PMID: 31498563 [PubMed - in process]
[Cameroon Tribune] 11 sept. 2019 12:15
[New Zimbabwe] Government is yet to disburse its contribution to the Global Fund that was supposed to unlock nearly half a billion dollars from the international health funder to support HIV/AIDS initiatives in the country.
Conclusion: Increased HIV testing can prevent considerable numbers of new HIV infections among MSM, but may be cost-effective only if targeted at high-risk individuals, such as those with many partners.
[Monitor] Mbale District leadership is struggling to contain the increasing HIV/Aids prevalence among the youth, which has risen from 5 per cent in 2018 to 7 per cent this year.
Difficult social circumstances contribute to numerous problems among Latino youth, which can include risky behaviors, school disengagement, health disparities, and relatively high rates of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS. ...
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International.September 06, 2019Regina Nadim is an 18-year-old survivor of gender-based violence (GBV) who now uses her story to encourage other girls to seek support in Uganda’s Moroto District.As a young girl in rural Karamoja, Regina never went to school and had no social or economic support.“My parents could not afford school fees,’’ Regina says. " They only saw me as a source of labor and a dowry. There was no one to help me and it was difficult to find odd jobs. "Regina’s story is typical for a Karamojong girl from a...