Malawi: Blantyre DHO in HIV and Aids Awareness Drive
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) in conjunction with National Construction Industry Council (NCIC), JHPIEGO and Mota Engil Monday conducted HIV and Aids sensitization campaigns aimed at warning people to avoid multiple relationships and engage in unprotected sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Global Fund Avails U.S.$14 Million to Fight Aids
[The Herald] Eight neighbouring countries, known as Elimination 8, from Southern Africa yesterday signed a US$14,2 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria meant to sustain efforts towards eliminating malaria in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Pay U.S.$6 Million Global Fund Contribution
[The Herald] GOVERNMENT says it will urgently release its US$6 million contribution to the Global Fund to ensure that it does not lose US$400 million for medicine and other health programmes for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Decriminalise HIV Transmission
[The Herald] Government is set to repeal a legal provision that criminalises transmission of HIV/AIDS to a partner in order to keep abreast with international standards, Parliament heard yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Decriminalise Wilful Transmission of HIV - Minister Ziyambi
[New Zimbabwe] Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has revealed plans by government to repeal clauses in the Sexual Offences Act which criminalise the deliberate transmitting of HIV by positive sexual partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 246 Head Teachers Get Training On Moral, HIV/Aids Eradication in Katsina
[Vanguard] Katsina -No fewer than 246 head teachers, drawn from the various states in Nigeria, have been sensitized to have more knowledge on inculcating to students, morals, dangers, prevention and eradication of HIV/AIDs in the country as well as other associated cultural issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Makhulu Media Shoots Pioneering VR Film to Get Health Clinic Workers and Young People Wanting an HIV Test to 'Step Into Each Other's Shoes'
[Balancing Act] London -Virtual Reality (VR) is still a bit of a technology in search of a role. But South Africa film production company Makhulu Media have used it to craft a very specific solution to a problem. Russell Southwood talks to Rowan Pybus, Makhulu Media about how it approached both filming and distribution. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Impounded Pills Are Antibiotics for HIV Patients
[Namibian] Health executive director Ben Nangombe last week said the drugs that were impounded by customs officials at the Walvis Bay port over the past seven months are antibiotics which are also used by HIV patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: TB Infections Hit 90,000 a Year, Overtake HIV Rates
[Monitor] Kampala -A new national survey shows that 89,000 Ugandans get infected with tuberculosis (TB) every year, surpassing the 50,000 who contract HIV annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: PEP - the HIV 'Prevention Drug' Many Don't Know About
[Premium Times] As the reporter walks towards the 'heart to heart' centre at Wuse District Hospital, she thinks: "if truly a drug to prevent one from getting infected with HIV exists, why then are about 1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV?" (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Macheso, Jah Prayzah Join Relief Efforts for Cyclone Idai
[The Herald] Following the disaster that struck some parts of the country due to the ravaging Cyclone Idai, musicians have joined the campaign to mobilise aid for victims. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: How South Africa Can Improve Community-Based HIV Services
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa introduced a community-based primary health care programme in 2012. The aim of the programme, which includes a large HIV component, is to improve access to health care. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: End of HIV/Aids in Sight in Nigeria - Buhari
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday unveiled the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) report, saying the end of the disease was in sight in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 2018 HIV/Aids Survey - We Cannot Celebrate Yet - Buhari
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday unveiled the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) and noted with delight that less Nigerians were living with the HIV virus when compared to the 2014 survey. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1.9 Million Nigerians Living With HIV - NACA Boss
[Premium Times] The Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) indicates that about 1.9 million Nigerians are currently living with the disease, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: State Improves On HIV Ranking, Now Fourth Worst Hit
[Premium Times] The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, says Nigeria has moved to the fourth position among countries worst hit by the HIV epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari Unveils Nigeria's Aids Indicator, Impact Survey Results
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja formally unveiled the findings of the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV/Aids Prevalence Drops in Nigeria
[Leadership] Nigeria has recorded a reduction in the number of persons affected by the HIV/AIDS virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Partners Support National HIV/Aids Programme in Nigeria
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has received donation of official vehicle and an upgraded office structure from the World Health Organisation, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations Children's Fund and PEFPFAR in support of the fight against HIV/ AIDS in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Youth Uses Sport to Preach Voluntary Circumcision
[New Era] Rundu -A young man is combining his love for sport and activism to raise awareness on Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) in the Kavango East and West regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: CIRCB - Women Called to Know Their Viral Status
[Cameroon Tribune] Health talks on knowledge and perspective to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis viral took place at the centre ahead of the commemoration of Women's Day tomorrow (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Short Regimen for Preventing TB Found Safe When Co-administered with New First-line HIV Drug
[Aurum Institute] Seattle -New study paves the way for scale-up of TB prevention among people living with HIV, who are dying from TB in large numbers (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Second Patient 'In Remission' from HIV After Stem-Cell Therapy
[This is Africa] A second patient has reportedly been cured of HIV, after stem-cell therapy, which could be a major milestone in the global fight against the AIDS epidemic. The report was released in the scientific journal Nature, and offers hope that a cure for HIV could be possible in the future, and not just a pipe dream. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Now HIV Testing Model
[Daily News] THE child-centered family care clinic at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) has become a model in improving HIV testing, care and treatment services in Northern Tanzania and beyond. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Stakeholders Must Unite, Double Aids Fight Efforts
[Botswana Daily News] Moshupa -Acting minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Mr Dikgang Makgalemele has called on stakeholders to augment government efforts to reduce HIV prevalence. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Major New Study Points Way to Cut HIV Infections
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Visiting people in their homes to offer them HIV tests, and referring those who test positive to local clinics, can significantly reduce new infections in a community, according to the world's biggest study on how to cut HIV infection rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: HPTN 071 Demonstrates Community-Wide HIV Prevention Strategy Can Reduce New Infections
[HPTN] Durham, NC -Researchers today presented results from the HPTN 071 (PopART) study at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle. The study examined the impact of a package of HIV prevention interventions on community-level HIV incidence in urban and peri-urban communities in Zambia and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: USAID Provides N$240 Million for HIV Prevention
[Namibian] THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has given N$240 million towards a programme that seeks to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Teachers Express Concern Over Exams Body's Proposed Medical Test Policy
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Teachers Living Positive (T'LIPO) has expressed concern over Malawi Examinations Board's (MANEB) decision to introduce a policy on fitness of markers saying it will have a negative impact on people that are HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Dealing With Social Ostracism and Discrimination
[Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -pic by Taonga Nyirenda (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: The Burden of HIV On Health Budget
[New Era] Windhoek -Infectious and parasitic diseases including HIV/AIDS received the highest allocation of funds taking up 23 percent of the total health expenditure in the 2015/2016 financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: National ID Records to Be Linked to HIV Management System
[Observer] Medics have identified the absence of a proper tracking mechanism for people who have tested positive to HIV/Aids and those on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) as major bottlenecks in the effective management of HIV in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Low Condom Use Among Among Youth Worries Govt
[Malawi News Agency] Government has expressed concern over low condom uptake and usage among the youth in the country in a drive to promote safe sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Youth Arent's Wearing Condoms, Says Heath Ministry
[Nyasa Times] A number of sexually active young people do not use a condom when sleeping with, Chief Director in the Ministry of Health and Population responsible for Safe Motherhood, Ethel Kapyepye disclosed this Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Pledges Support for HIV Response Network
[Leadership] The Federal Government on Wednesday pledged its support in all areas of HIV response for Network of People Living with HIV and AIDs in Nigeria (NEPWHAN). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Hit By Condom Shortage
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Risks of increase of sexually transmitted infections, HIV as well as unplanned pregnancies might increase in Tanzania, following reports of shortages of condoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 8,000 Screened For Mass Wedding In Kano
[Guardian] Kano State Hisbah Board has discovered 15 women with HIV/AIDS among thousands of screened applicants for mass wedding in Kano. Besides, 23 women tested positive to pregnancy screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Distributors Urge Scrapping of Vat and Duty On Condoms
[New Zimbabwe] Condom distributors have called on government to scrap VAT and duty on contraception to make them more affordable to ordinary Zimbabweans. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Nigerians Should Know Their HIV Status Today - NACA
[Guardian] The Director General (DG), National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Sani Aliyu, wants to use this season of love to encourage Nigerians, especially young people, to know their Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) status. It is concerning that only one of six young people know their HIV status in this country. "Knowing your HIV status is important for your future health and that of your loved ones." (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: MACRO to Fundraise for HIV Testing Clinic
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malawi Aids Counseling and Resource Organization (MACRO) has organized a valentine dinner and dance gala on February 14 in to fundraise for the construction of a HIV testing clinic in Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: National Aids Council Appeals for Foreign Currency
[The Herald] The National Aids Council (NAC) has appealed to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to prioritise and increase foreign currency allocation for procurement of medicines amid revelations that it owes its foreign suppliers about $6,4 million for medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: From Despair to Hope: Journey of a Young Woman Born Infected With HIV
[UNFPA] She was just ten years old when she found out she was infected with HIV: "I had been on treatment for some time and I kept on questioning why I was on medication.  My aunt then took me to the clinic and a counsellor broke the news to me."Like many of her peers in Botswana, Masedi Kewamodimo, now 23, was born HIV positive. She had lost both her parents to AIDS in 2000 but it wasn't until 2004 that her own status became known to her. At the time, the challenge s she faced seemed insurmou (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sodomy - Man Infects 16-Year-Old Neighbour's Son With HIV
[Vanguard] Operatives of the Gender Unit, Lagos State Police Command, have arrested a 32-year-old man, Prince Chinecherem, for allegedly introducing a teenager to sodomy and infecting him with the Human Immune Deficiency Virus, HIV, in Ejigbo area of Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Two Combined Drugs Effective Against HIV-Leishmaniasis
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Two-drug treatment of patients with coinfection of HIV and kala-azar - a deadly disease that affects internal organs such as the liver and spleen - has proved 88 per cent effective in a trial in Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Climate Shocks Threaten Gains Against HIV - Researchers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Teenage girls who grow up in areas hit by harsh drought are more likely to drop out of school, have sex earlier and contract HIV, study finds (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Improves in Fight Against Aids, Malaria, TB
[Nation] Kenya has made significant gains in the fight against malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids but it still needs to do more to ensure delivery of quality health services, reveals an audit report by the Global Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Calls for More Efforts to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has stressed the need for engagement of health stakeholders in the application of efficient strategies to prevent HIV/Aids to children. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Agpahi Saves 41,000 New Born From HIV Infections
[Daily News] OVER 41,300 babies were born between September 2012 and 2018 free from HIV infections despite their mothers testing HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Sonko Secures U.S.$5 Million From Elton John Foundation for HIV Fight
[Capital FM] London -Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has secured donor funding amounting to Sh500m in London to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: 'I Want Him Out of My Life' - ANC MP Discloses HIV Status After Ex 'Threatens' Her
[News24Wire] She doesn't for one moment regret disclosing her HIV status to her ex, even if he did try and use it against her, ANC MP Tasneem Motara insists. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news