Nigeria: HIV - Why Anti-Stigma Law Should Be Domesticated Across Nigeria-Experts
[Daily Trust] Experts working in the field of HIV have called for the domestication of the anti-stigma law across all states of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Marking 25 Years of South Africa's Constitution, HIV/Aids in Africa Conference and South Africa Spotlight in World Inequality Report
[Daily Maverick] Friday 10 December 2021, marks 25 years of our country's constitution and Maverick Citizen will be publishing articles throughout the week commemorating the occasion with various reflections from ordinary South Africans and civil society. The articles will culminate in a special newsletter that will go out on Friday 10 December. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Cuts HIV Infections, Deaths but Key Targets Still Elusive
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Africa has made significant progress against HIV over the past decade, reducing new infections by 43% and nearly halving AIDS-related deaths. However, the continent is unlikely to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 with many countries falling behind key elimination milestones and COVID-19 aggravating challenges, an analysis by World Health Organization (WHO) finds. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Gets WHO Award for Mother-to-Child HIV Prevention Milestone
[VOA] Gaborone, Botswana -- The World Health Organization has recognized Botswana for its efforts to prevent the transmission of HIV from expectant mothers to unborn children. Officials say no children born to HIV-positive mothers this year had the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: UNAIDS Warns of Millions of Aids-Related Deaths and Continued Devastation From Pandemics If Leaders Don't Address Inequalities
[Africa Renewal] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has issued a stark warning that if leaders fail to tackle inequalities the world could face 7.7 million* AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: HIV Drug Resistance Growing
[Africa Renewal] WHO's latest HIV Drug Resistance Report gives an in-depth picture of the extent to which drug resistance is growing, and the steps that countries are taking to ensure people will receive effective medicine to treat and prevent HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: National HIV Prevalence Drops From 13,9% to 11,8%
[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who also doubles as the Health Minister, has said despite the Covid-19 induced disruptions to HIV/AIDS service delivery in 2020, the government's response to HIV was pleasing as new infections decrease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 2021 WAD - Cross River Govt Restates Commitment to End Inequalities, HIV/Aids, Pandemic
[This Day] The Governor Ben Ayade-led administration has restated its commitment to exterminate inequalities in accessing antiretrovirals and other healthcare services, HIV/AIDS, as well as the coronavirus pandemic in Cross River State. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta to Lead Kenyans in Marking World Aids Day
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Wednesday December 1 preside over the commemoration of the World AIDS day in Nakuru County. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Is First Country With Severe HIV Epidemic to Reach Key Milestone in the Elimination of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville, Geneva, Nairobi -- Botswana has become the first high-burden country to be certified for achieving an important milestone on the path to eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Fighting a Double Battle
[New Era] Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the past two years have presented unprecedented challenges on global healthcare systems, with the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic severely impacting HIV/Aids response efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World Aids Day 2021 - Confronting Inequalities Through Concerted Actions Between the Authorities, NGOs and Civil Society
[WHO-AFRO] Mauritius marked World AIDS Day 2021 on 01 December 2021 at the Yves Cantin community hospital, Black River under the theme "End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemic". This year's theme is of utmost importance at a point in time where the COVID-19 pandemic has further widened inequalities among the world populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: 40 Years On, HIV Still Taking a Toll On Young People
[spotlight] "Driving a fast car"; "getting the top three letters"; or "playing the lotto" - nearly 40 years from when HIV was first described, the virus is still a thing of euphemism and stigma. It's also still infecting at least 4 000 people a day around the world, most of them young people. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World Aids Day - Is a Cure for HIV Finally in Sight?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Revolutionary stem cell treatment offers hope of 'functional cure' for people living with HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Forty Years of Aids - Justice and Equality Remain Key to Quelling a Still-Potent Epidemic
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Living a healthy life with HIV is possible and should not be thanks to privilege, like it was for me. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Central Africa: Congo Basin's Vital Clues to HIV's Behaviour - How We're Trying to Crack Its Complex Code
[The Conversation Africa] There have been tremendous gains towards reaching the United Nations 90-90-90 targets to end HIV as a public health threat. The aim was that, by 2020, 90% of people with HIV would know their status, 90% of those would be on treatment, and 90% would have suppressed viral loads. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: World HIV/Aids Day Observed
[Shabait] Asmara, 01 December 2021- World HIV/AIDS Day was observed today, 01 December at national level at the Orotta Referral Hospital Hall in Asmara under the theme "Ending Inequality, Ending AIDS, Ending Pandemic". (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Supports 16 Days Activism, World Aids Day
[New Dawn] United States Deputy Chief of Mission here, Joel Maybury, and USAID Health Office Director Jessica Healey joined the Super Morning Show on State-owned LBS Radio Wednesday, December 01, 2021, to discuss the ongoing 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign and World AIDS Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Women Empowerment Key in Fight Against HIV and Aids
[SAnews.gov.za] Despite all the strides made in the fight against HIV and AIDS, the country continues to suffer setbacks in human progress. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Govts' Prioritisation of Covid-19 Casts Lengthening Shadow Over 40-Year Battle in Treating HIV
[Daily Maverick] New technology may hold promise for the next chapter of the fight to eradicate HIV, but it still comes down to a need for clearer strategy, support for implementation and better leadership all-round to get the job done. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: We'll Widen HIV/Aids Funding - President
[The Herald] THE Government has committed to widening the scope for mobilising resources to end AIDS, inequalities and other pandemics and will focus on revitalising high impact HIV prevention interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV-Related Illnesses Kill 49,000 Nigerians in 2020'
[Vanguard] Stakeholders in sexual and reproductive health response in Nigeria have expressed concerns over the low prevalence of female condoms among women in the country, highlighting the need to encourage further investments. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Target to End HIV Within Reach - VP
[The Herald] Walter Nyamukondiwa and Conrad Mupesa (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Urged to Repeal Laws That Block Effective Response to HIV and Aids
[Nyasa Times] The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Nyasa Rainbow Alliance (NRA) and the Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) have called upon the Malawi Government to consider repealing discriminatory laws that block effective responses to HIV and Aids among key populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Religious Leaders Censure Anti-Arvs Campaigners
[Daily News] SOME religious leaders have asked their fellow clerics not to discourage HIV-positive worshippers from continuing using antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) on the ground that only prayers will heal them. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World Aids Day 2021 - Step Up, Be Bold, End Aids, End Inequalities and End Pandemics
[WHO] With millions of lives on the line, UNAIDS and WHO World AIDS Day event saw global partners, including Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, urgently call for expanded access to health treatments and technologies and for human rights to be upheld. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, Calls for Vaccine Equity On World Aids Day
[WHO] On World AIDS Day, Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex renews his call for vaccine equity. In a letter to the WHO, in commemoration of 40 years of HIV/AIDS, he expresses his gratitude for the work accomplished so far and calls for vaccine equity while drawing from the lessons learnt from the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This message complements his earlier letter on vaccine equity. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: President Kenyatta Attributes 67% Decline in HIV Deaths to Increased Uptake of ARVs
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday reported progress in the war to suppress HIV/AIDS attributing a 67 per cent decline in virus-linked deaths to increased uptake of antiretroviral drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyatta University Kicks Off HIV Awareness Camp
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenyatta University and OraQuick HIV Self- Test have partnered to host an HIV Self-Test awareness camp as the world prepares to hold World Aids Day on December 1. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: HIV/Aids Services Must Remain Crucial During the Covid-19 Outbreak
[WHO-AFRO] This year's commemoration of World AIDS Day occurs in a complicated terrain where essential services have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the theme "End Inequality, End AIDS. End pandemic" this day is more than a call for a balance in health interventions to give all patients the chance to have equitable access to health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: New HIV Infections Among Young Women Worrying
[Gender Links] The prevalence of new HIV infections among young girls and women has emerged as a cause of concern in Zimbabwe, with 1 705 new HIV infections recorded from females in Bulawayo-Metropolitan province alone, according to the National Aids Council of Zimbabwe (NAC). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Call to Practise Safe Sex
[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has encouraged South Africans to engage in safe sexual practices by using SABS certified condoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: We Should Make It Much Easier for People to Start and Stay On HIV Treatment
[spotlight] For some years now, our top-line conclusions when looking at South Africa's HIV statistics have been reasonably consistent. We are doing well at testing people, and if people who are living with HIV start and stay on treatment, they mostly stay healthy and the virus is suppressed to undetectable levels in their bodies. The problem is that many people who test positive either never start treatment or start but then stop. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Are Two Medicines Instead of Three the Future of HIV Treatment?
[spotlight] The medicines available for the treatment of HIV infection in the public sector in South Africa have changed significantly over the years. But one thing that hasn't changed is that the standard treatment is made up of three different antiretrovirals (ARVs)- even if they come co-formulated in one pill. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 3 in 5 New HIV Infections Are Girls Without Access to Education, Says WHO
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, WHO, has said that in Sub-Sahara Africa, three in five new HIV infections are among girls that lack access to education and are faced with victims of sexual and gender-based violence. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Next Chapter of Our Fight Against HIV
[Global Fund] Pandemics exacerbate and thrive on inequity. They find the fissures in our societies and deepen them. As a result, the poorest and most marginalized always suffer the most. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: HIV-Positive At 13
[Namibian] Her medicine is in plain sight but only those who bother to read the writing on the bottles will know what it is for. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: PREVAIL Calls On Liberians to Show Support for People Living With HIV/Aids
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Partnership for Research on Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL) has admonished Liberians and people around the world to show support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHIV) and to memorialize those who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Turning Tide On HIV... Nation Urged to Extend Treatment Services
[New Era] While HIV/Aids remains a major public health issue, Namibia appears to be stemming the tide of the epidemic, commentators said this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: All Set for World Aids Day Celebrations
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE will today join the rest of the world in commemorating World Aids Day, with a national event being held at Chinhoyi University of Technology grounds. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Aids Day 2021 - One Child Infected With HIV Every Two Minutes in 2020 - UNICEF
[Premium Times] In Nigeria, at least 20,695 children were newly infected with HIV in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Workers With HIV-Aids Continue to Face Stigma, Discrimination - ILO
[UN News] "Myths and misconceptions" about HIV and AIDS continue to fuel stigma and discrimination in the workplace, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Taking ARVs on Empty Stomachs - the Tribulations of Kibra Children
[Nation] 11.17 am. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World 'Dangerously Unprepared' for Future Pandemics Unless Leaders Tackle Inequalities, UNAIDS Warns
[UN News] Unless leaders tackle stark inequalities, the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years, the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) warned on Monday in a new report. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How Inequality Drives HIV in Adolescent Girls and Young Women
[The Conversation Africa] Despite the advances that have been made against HIV, the world has 37 million people living with HIV. And 680,000 people died from AIDS-related causes in 2020. While the prevention of mother to child transmission, and provision of treatment as prevention, are great successes, there are still gaps. Over 1.5 million new HIV infections were recorded in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa's Isn't Doing Enough to Provide HIV Prevention Treatment for Mothers - Why It Needs to
[The Conversation Africa] A global target for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV globally was set in 2015. The ambitious target of the Joint United Nations Programme (UNAIDS) was to reduce new infant HIV infections by 75% by 2020. This is equivalent to reducing new infections to under 1%. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: South Africa Isn't Doing Enough to Provide HIV Prevention Treatment for Mothers - Why It Needs to
[The Conversation Africa] A global target for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV globally was set in 2015. The ambitious target of the Joint United Nations Programme (UNAIDS) was to reduce new infant HIV infections by 75% by 2020. This is equivalent to reducing new infections to under 1%. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: The People Most At Risk of HIV Aren't Using Preventive Drugs - We Asked Why
[The Conversation Africa] There has been a gradual decline of new HIV cases overall in Kenya - from a high of 230,000 new infections in 1992 to 33,000 in 2020. But there are particular population groups that are at higher risk of contracting HIV than the general population. In these groups, new HIV cases remain unacceptably high. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: 34th World Aids Day - Students Sensitised On Social Media Dangers
[Cameroon Tribune] An educative talk between African Synergy and leaders of different school health clubs took place at the Lyc ée Général Leclerc yesterday, November 24, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1.6m Nigerians On Aids Treatment - NACA
[This Day] As Nigeria moves to ramp up testing and treatment for HIV virus in the country, the federal government has said that an estimated 1,629,427 persons living with HIV have so far been put under a regular treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news