Africa: HIV Vaccine Research Set to Change Focus in Wake of Mosaico Disappointment
[spotlight] Hopes for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Mosaico vaccine - the only HIV vaccine candidate in late-stage (Phase 3) clinical trials - were dashed with manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals' recent announcement that the vaccine lacked efficacy in preventing HIV infection. In the wake of this announcement, top South African HIV clinicians are now setting their sights on different approaches to finding an HIV vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 30, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Progress Made Against HIV/Aids Fragile
[New Era] Health Minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula said over the past two decades, the number of annual deaths among people living with HIV has more than halved, and the rate of new HIV infections is almost four times lower. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 30, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: They Have HIV. Why Do They Refuse Treatment?
[Global Press Journal] Lwengo, Uganda -- "Elite controllers" are those who have HIV but show no symptoms. They're proving a roadblock to the country's otherwise promising anti-infection campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: HIV/Aids Deaths Go Down By 50 Percent in Malawi
[Nyasa Times] Official statistics show that deaths due to HIV and AIDS has dropped by 50 per cent since 2010. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 26, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Pepfar At Twenty - Some Inconvenient Truths for U.S.-Africa Relations
[CFR] PEPFAR's twentieth anniversary should prompt reflection on some inconvenient truths for U.S.-Africa relations. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Drug Could Beat Back HIV - If People Could Get It
[Global Press Journal] Kampala, Uganda -- Cabotegravir is a promising HIV prevention medication that's approved in countries like the United States. But in sub-Saharan Africa, access encounters a number of hurdles. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Major Boost for HIV Response as Kenya Elected Vice Chair of Key UNAIDS Agency
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The country's HIV war has received a major boost after the country was elected vice chair of the UNAIDS Programme Coordination Board, putting it firmly on the decision table of the key global decision making agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Dagga, Crystal Meth and Prescription Drugs Most Used Substances Among HIV/Aids and TB Key Populations, Research Shows
[New Zimbabwe] A recent survey among people most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) has shown that illegal use of banned substances is rife. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 16, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Mpox, Aids and Covid-19 Show the Challenges of Public Health Messaging
[The Conversation Africa] During infectious disease outbreaks, clinicians and public health officials are tasked with providing accurate guidance for the public on how to stay safe and protect themselves and their loved ones. However, sensationalized media coverage can distort how the public perceives new emerging infections, including where they come from and how they spread. This can foster fear and stigma, especially toward communities that are already mistrustful of the health care system. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Calls On the Global Community to Equalize the HIV Response
[WHO] On 1 December, World AIDS Day 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on global leaders and citizens to boldly recognize and address the inequalities that are holding back progress in attaining the global goal to end AIDS by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: HIV Infections Still Rising
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The number of adults infected by HIV has risen by more than 350,000 in six years, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Health on 1 December. Data is from the 2021 Survey on Assessing the Impacts of HIV/AIDS (INSIDA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ministry Says HIV Spread Reduced Nationally As MDs in Tigray Report High Prevalence
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Lia Tadesse (PhD), Minister of Health, said the spread of HIV in Ethiopia has seen reduction over the past years with a prevalence rate standing at 0.93% for 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: UNAIDS Welcomes South Africa's Call to End Criminalisation of Sex Work
[UNAIDS] Responding to the decision of South Africa's Cabinet to propose a Bill that will repeal criminalisation of sex work, UNAIDS Country Director Eva Kiwango said: (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: World Aids Day 2022 - Choice, Convenience, and Respect Should Be the Cornerstone of SA's HIV Response
[spotlight] In Spotlight's analysis of South Africa's HIV response in recent years, two issues have stood out consistently. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Aids Day - Nigeria Launches Five-Year HIV Prevention Campaign
[Premium Times] "The campaign seeks to empower the Adolescents and Young People (AYP) with the life skills to stay free of HIV. " (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news