Namibia: UNAIDS Executive Byanyima Visits Windhoek's Hakahana Clinic
[Namibia Economist] The Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Winnie Byanyima, recently paid a visit to beneficiaries of the U.S.-funded DREAMS project in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Biden Administration Warned That it is Courting Disaster on Global Covid-19 Vaccines
[AHF] AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today called on U.S. President Joseph R. Biden to support the temporary waiver of patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines as currently proposed at the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The Indian and South African governments, along with 175 former heads of state and governments, WTO member states, and Nobel laureates are calling on Biden to support the waiver that would relax patent rules in order to boost vaccine supplies for the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV/Aids Prevalence Rate in Benue Drops From 12.9% to 4.7%
[Leadership] Makurdi -- The prevalence rate for the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus, HIV, which causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, AIDS, has dropped from 12.9 per cent to 4.7 per cent in Benue State. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Mother Seeks Financial Assistance to Pay Her Child's Medical Bills
[Foroyaa] A mother of a 16-year-old school-going child is seeking eight thousand five hundred dalasi to pay her daughter's medical bills. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Tables Turned in Deliberate HIV Transmission Case
[The Herald] The 48-year-old Harare man who took his lover to court on accusations of deliberately infecting him with HIV, allegedly wilfully removed protection during intimacy, the State has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: HIV and Cervical Cancer - Behind South Africa's Dramatically High Numbers
[Daily Maverick] A recent study published in The Lancet found that women living with HIV made up an astonishing 63.4% of new cervical cancer cases in South Africa in 2018. Spotlight spoke to local experts about the links between HIV and cervical cancer in South Africa, and how cervical cancer is prevented, tested for and treated in the public sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 69% Males Engaged in Sex With Men Used Condoms in 2020 - Nac
[New Zimbabwe] THE National Aids Council (NAC) 2021 Global AIDS Monitoring report shows at least 69.2% of Men having Sex with other Men (MSM) used condoms in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Let's Save Ugandan Lives with Abortion Law Clarity
[allAfrica] Until I witnessed a death from complications of an unsafe abortion, I never felt comfortable talking about abortion services. Joan (not her real name) was an intelligent and hardworking girl who lived in my village. One of her dreams was to attend university. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: People Living With HIV Urged to Shun Misinformation
[The Herald] Senior Writer (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: State, USAID Wrangle Over Sh90 Million ARVs Import Tax
[Nation] The lives of 1.5 million HIV patients are in jeopardy as life-saving drugs worth Sh2.1 billion remain stuck at the port of Mombasa over a tax dispute between Kenya and the donor, US Agency for International Development (USAid). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabweans Used Over 85 Million Condoms in 2020
[New Zimbabwe] NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) said it had projected a target for male condoms at 100 million and over 5 million for female condoms on 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Tsholotsho Has Highest HIV Prevalence Rate in the Country
[New Zimbabwe] A NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) 2021 Global AIDS Monitoring Report indicates that Tsholotsho district has the highest HIV prevalence rate in the country with the lowest being Binga. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: LASG, NACA Empower 180 Vulnerable, Persons With HIV/Aids With Vocational Skills
[This Day] The Lagos State Government in partnership with the National Agency of the Control of AIDS (NACA) has empowered 180 vulnerable indigents, and Persons Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Lagos communities with various economic skills. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: The Power of Disclosure
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] Adherence and Confidence Are Keys to Fighting TB and HIV (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Covid Pandemic Has Big Effect in Small Nation
[VOA] Mbabane -- Eddie Simelane is a patient. Every two months, this 46-year-old, HIV-positive father of four wakes up early to line up at a government clinic near eSwatini's capital for his supply of free anti-retroviral medication. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Stigma Against Women With HIV in Swaziland Rife, Human Rights Review Told
[Swazi Media] The stigma faced by people with HIV in Swaziland (eSwatini) continues to be widespread with a particularly damning effect upon women and girls, according to a submission to a United Nations group's investigation into human rights in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: First Lady Seeks Stronger Partnerships to End HIV Mother-to-Child Transmission
[Nation] First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is calling for renewed commitment to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV and Syphilis in the country through concerted efforts to accelerate progress made towards achieving eMTCT by promotion of stronger partnerships. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Ministry to Recruit HIV Counsellors for Workers
[Monitor] The Ministry of Gender has proposed recruitment of HIV counsellors in all public institutions across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Why South Africa's HIV Prevention Programmes Should Include Sex Worker Clients
[The Conversation Africa] There are around 150,000 sex workers in South Africa. The National Strategic Plan on HIV identifies sex workers as a "key population" at high risk of HIV. HIV prevalence for female sex workers ranged from 48% to 72% in 2013/2014. This was much higher than for adult women in the general population, where prevalence was 14.4%. Reducing the prevalence of HIV among sex workers is prioritised as a critical national-level response to HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against HIV, Stis, Covid-19 - Mekoto Population Sensitized, Screened
[Cameroon Tribune] A team of the "Social Vaccine" campaign spearheaded by First Lady, Chantal Biya, was at the locality in the Mintom Subdivision on March 5, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World TB Day - HIV, Smoking Main Drivers of TB Burden in Nigeria - Govt
[Daily Trust] The federal government has identified under-nutrition, HIV, diabetes, smoking and alcohol use as the main drivers of the tuberculosis burden in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Clock Is Ticking - It's Time to End TB Deaths Among People With HIV!
[WHO] In the run up to World TB Day, WHO has released new data from over 84 countries on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the TB response, and launched new guidelines on systematic TB screening to help countries bridge the gap in diagnosis and care. As a result of COVID-19, notifications of people with TB dropped by 21% globally in 2020, compared with 2019. Late diagnosis of TB results in onward transmission within households and communities, as well as an increased burden of TB and poor outcomes, includin (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Director-General's Introductory Message At the Special Session of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board
[WHO] Your Excellency, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social Services for Namibia (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria and Global Fund Launch New Grants to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria
[Global Fund] Abuja -- Nigeria and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have launched three new grants to strengthen the fight against HIV, TB and malaria and build resilient and sustainable systems for health. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Westerhof Urges MPs Disclosing Covid-19 Status to Do Same With HIV
[New Zimbabwe] Pan-African Positive Women Coalition Zimbabwe national director, Tendayi Westerhof has challenged politicians and other public officials who have publicly revealed contracting Covid-19 to do the same with their HIV status. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: AUC Signs Memorandum of Understanding With UNAIDS for a Better Response to HIV/Aids
[African Union] For a more vital and stronger partnership for a better response to HIV/AIDS, the African Union Commission (AUC) signed an MoU with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to facilitate co-operation and collaboration between the two organizations to cooperate in all issues with regards to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, management and control, through harmonized and effective responses, in line with the catalytic framework to end HIV, TB and Malaria by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: More Men Die of HIV Than Women
[Namibian] STATISTICS have shown that more men died of HIV/AIDS in 2016 and 2017 compared to women. Moreover, deaths due to road traffic accidents were three times higher among men than women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Few Men Are Turning Up for HIV Test - Health Ministry
[New Times] Government is pushing more men to take HIV tests and cover the 16 per cent gap that is needed to achieve the 90-90-90 ambitious treatment target to help end the HIV pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Teacher Sued for N$300 000 Over HIV Comments
[Namibian] A TEACHER from Onamutai Combined School is being sued for N$300 000 after she claimed someone was HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Seeks N$300 000 Damages Over HIV Claim
[New Era] A northern-based woman is claiming N$300 000 in damages from another woman for allegedly claiming the former left her teaching post in 2014 because she was HIV-positive. Now an intern legal officer, Libertine Popyeni Naudyepo Shiyaleni is suing Ruth Martha Hangula in the Oshakati High Court. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 11.2 Percent of People Living With HIV Incur Huge Treatment Cost - Report
[Leadership] The Nigeria maiden Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) report by the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) has revealed that 11.2 percent (212,800) of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the county still incur huge out-of-pocket expenditure for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - NACA Assures Equal Access to HIV-Aids Services for Women
[This Day] The National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) has said that it will continue to push for equality in access to HIV services, empowerment and employment opportunities for women and adolescent girls during the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Twelve-Year-Olds Can Now Take HIV Tests
[New Times] Children as young as 12-years-old can now walk into a health facility unaccompanied, take an HIV test and although they also have a right to know their results, they are required to do so with a parent or guardian, The New Times can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV Treatment Still Expensive for Many Nigerians - Report
[Premium Times] The report indicates that distance of treatment centres and out of pocket expenses are major barriers to HIV service accessibility. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Women to Lead in Fight Against HIV in South Nyanza
[Nation] The Ministry of Health will actively involve women in the fight against HIV/Aids in South Nyanza, a region leading in infections of the virus. This is to help curb transmissions from mother to child. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso and Global Fund Launch New Grants to Accelerate Progress Against HIV, TB and Malaria
[Global Fund] Ouagadougou -- Burkina Faso and the Global Fund strengthened their partnership by launching four new grants that move toward ending epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and strengthen health systems with a focus on community health systems and data quality. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Covid-19 Increases Inequalities and Violence Against Women and Girls'
[New Zimbabwe] The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened gender inequalities as women and girls continue to bear the brunt of unpaid labour, while being disproportionately at risk of violence compared to their male counterparts. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's National HIV Response - 14 Years Later
[Premium Times] Nigeria made history through NACA with the addition of about 400,000 people living with HIV on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV Transmission, Deaths Decline in Nigeria - Official
[Premium Times] NACA was established in February 2007 as the agency responsible for the multi-sectoral coordination of Nigeria's HIV response. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Enhanced Efforts Needed to Fight HIV, Says Commission
[Daily News] EXECUTIVE Director of the Zanzibar AIDS Commission (ZAC) Dr Ahmed Mohammed Khatib has said that strategies are still needed to reduce the spread of HIV in Zanzibar among special group - sex-workers and drug users. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Closing Inequality Gaps Will Halt HIV Infections - Byanyima
[Independent (Kampala)] On Jan.27, Winnie Byanyima, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, spoke during the opening plenary at this year's virtual HIV Research for Prevention (HIV R4P) Conference. Byanyima who spoke under the theme, "Where will we be in 2025?" detailed plans for a new UNAIDS strategy that is aimed at closing inequalities that are behind the unrelenting HIV infections especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Independent's Ronald Musoke attended the conference and captured By (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: HIV, Asthma, BP Patients Cannot Take Chinese Vaccine
[New Zimbabwe] The Chinese Covid-19 vaccine donated to the country by the Asian ally may not be administered on HIV or cancer patients and those with uncontrolled chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: New UNAIDS Country Director Pledges Continued Support to Liberia's HIV Response
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The new UNAIDS Country Director to Liberia Madam Pepukai Chikukwa has said it's quite commendable that Liberia is recognized as one of the countries that have accelerated their HIV response especially for testing, disclosing that where the institution sees government committing to HIV/AIDS, it will continue to support its coordinating mechanisms. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Anaso Holds HIV/Aids Information Campaign
[ANGOP] Luanda -- An information campaign on HIV and AIDS will be held from 14 to 16 February, across the country, by the Angolan Network of AIDS Services Organisations (ANASO). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandan Wins International Award in HIV Research Advocacy
[Observer] Winifred Ikilai, 29, a Ugandan HIV research activist advancing global efforts to end HIV/Aids, has won the Omololu Falobi Award for her excellence in HIV/Aids prevention research community advocacy. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: HIV Research Has Fast-Tracked Development of Covid-19 Vaccine - Prof Kaleebu
[Observer] Prof PONTIANO KALEEBU is the executive director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), the lead agency in Uganda's race to get the Covid-19 vaccine and at the same time the director of the partner organization the Medical Research Council/UVRI& London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Uganda Research Unit. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Foreign Minister Impressed By Chinese - Aided Project At Liberia Broadcasting Service
[FrontPageAfrica] Paynesville -- Following a guarded tour of ongoing works at the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) along with Chinese Ambassador Mr. Ren Yisheng, Liberia's Foreign Minister H.E. Dee - Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., said he is very much impressed by the progress being made on the project with support from the Chinese counterparts. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Early Adoption of Differentiated Services Delivery Model Buffers Effect of Covid-19 Pandemic Among People Living With HIV
[WHO] Abuja -- As the COVID-19 pandemic gained momentum across the world with many countries, including Nigeria going on lockdown, there arose fears that the people living with HIV (PLHIV) might not have access to Antiretroviral (ARTs). The fears of the outbreak disrupting ARTs supplies to PLHIV in Nigeria was, however, not as devastating because the country had already adopted the Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) model in December, 2019. The gains of the model became noticeable during the imposed lockdown by the go (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: 3 Charged With Trading Counterfeit HIV Test Kits Exported to Guyana
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Three business people accused of dealing in counterfeit HIV test kits some of which were exported abroad through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) have been charged with contravention of medical statutes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Efforts Pay Off As Kenya Ranks High in HIV War
[Nation] Kenya is the third leading country in the use of HIV-prevention drugs, a study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news