Africa: Abolish Incentive Funding, TRP Says

[GFO]Panel also calls for the allocation methodology to be revised
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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- New estimates reveal that at least 1.27 million deaths per year are directly attributable to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government on Tuesday launched a national HIV self-testing (HIVST) and Pre-Exposure (PrEP) communication strategy.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[spotlight] COVID-19 will continue to dominate headlines in 2022, but from National Health Insurance to the availability of a new HIV prevention injection, it will also be an important year for other areas of health service delivery and for health system governance and reforms in South Africa. Here is Spotlight's pick of the top ten issues to keep an eye on.
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[The Herald] VICTORIA Falls has started implementing HIV mass viral load collection activities to ensure that every HIV positive patient in the city is virally suppressed by year end, a development health experts said results in the virus being undetectable.
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[WHO] Cabotegravir extended-release suspension, a long-acting integrase inhibitor, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 20 December 2021. It is administered through an intramuscular injection by a health care worker every 2 months and can be offered to adults and adolescents weighing at least 35 kilograms to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Introduction Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is one of the key interventions for HIV prevention. However, its uptake among men in Malawi is low. Implementation science strategies for demand creation of VMMC increase uptake. We designed an implementation science demand-creation intervention to increase the uptake of VMMC among men with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Methods and analysis We designed a pragmatic pre-interventional and post-interventional quasi-experimental study combined with a prospective observational design to determine the uptake, acceptability, appropriateness and feasibility of a mu...
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access HIV/AIDS Source Type: research
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has expressed worry about the decline in the intake of anti-retroviral drugs, and urged people suffering from HIV to take their medication seriously.
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AbstractThe state of Georgia ranks first in the rate of new diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, yet studies focused on understanding the drivers of this epidemic in the most at-risk groups outside the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) remain sparse. Among the many consequences of this is the inability to effectively design tailored intervention programs that appropriately address the reduction of HIV/AIDS and other STDS in the state. Reducing disparities in HIV/AIDS remains an important goal in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Given the disproportionate burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Blacks in the state of Georgia, ther...
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractMen who have sex with men (MSM) frequently meet sex partners through dating apps. Research has demonstrated an association between app use and greater number of sex partners and STIs, but dating apps also pose an opportunity for intervention. By advocating for sexual health features on dating apps, Building Healthy Online Communities (BHOC) aims to increase communication about sexual health among app users. In partnership with Emory University, BHOC added questions to an annual survey of MSM. The questions assessed awareness and uptake of profile fields and sexual health features on the dating apps. Among survey pa...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Malays J Med Sci. 2021 Dec;28(6):8-19. doi: 10.21315/mjms2021.28.6.2. Epub 2021 Dec 22.ABSTRACTThe pandemic and its consequences have been shown to have a negative impact on the availability and accessibility of the basic services, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. The aim of this study was to investigate the responses to the essential SRH needs for women during the COVID-19 pandemic. This narrative review was conducted based on the Scale for Assessing Narrative Review Articles (SANRA), in order to present key activities for responding to the important SRH needs of women in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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