Namibia: HIV/Aids Activist Takes On Aquaponics
[Namibian] THE Immanuel Sheefeni AIDS Foundation is developing a fish farm at Outapi to produce shrimps, tilapia and a mix of vegetables for local and regional food markets. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against Drugs, HIV, Cyber Crimes - CERAC Educates Campo Youths
[Cameroon Tribune] The occasion was also an opportunity for the charitable association of the First Lady to hand over gifts to some schools and youth associations in the locality of the South Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Search for an Effective HIV Vaccine Continues
[The Conversation Africa] An HIV vaccine trial that started in 2016 in South Africa was halted in February 2020. The study sponsors made the call after interim results showed that the vaccine, known as HVTN 702, did not prevent HIV. This result was disappointing, but the search for an effective HIV vaccine continues. Anatoli Kamali speaks to The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana about other developments in the field. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt May Deploy HIV Drugs to Treat Coronavirus - NACA
[This Day] The federal government has said it may as well deploy HIV drug, Kaletra, to treat the Coronavirus in the event that it gets to Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Nutrition Education Can Make a Difference to People With HIV
[The Conversation Africa] HIV and AIDS are still global health problems and sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region. Globally, around 770,000 people died from AIDS-related conditions in 2018, 160,000 of them in West and Central Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Hopes Dashed as HIV Vaccine Trial is Cancelled
[Nation] When is was announced that the trials of HVTN 70, an experimental vaccine that could protect people against HIV, the virus that causes Aids, had been cancelled for non-efficacy, Ms Inviolata Mmbavi was disappointed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Commences Field Data Collection to Inform the Population Based HIV Impact Assessment Survey
[WHO] Uganda commences field data collection to inform the Population Based HIV Impact Assessment Survey (UPHIA 2020) (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Sex Workers Group Discourages Members From Having Partners
[New Zimbabwe] A Chiredzi based anti-HIV sex workers peer educators group says it has registered over 1 000 women plying their trade in the red light districts and has further discouraged the promiscuous lot from having a permanent boyfriend for fear of spreading HIV through unprotected sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: UN Agencies Raise Alarm in the Central Sahel Where Millions Face Hunger Amid Rapidly Escalating Humanitarian Crisis
[Unicef] Dakar -Joint UNFAO, UNICEF and WFP press release (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Clinical Trial Halted, but Search for HIV Vaccine Continues
[UCT] The early abandonment of HIV vaccine study HVTN 702 (also known as Uhambo) in South Africa for failing to prevent infections is a huge setback in the quest to find an HIV vaccine. However, this will not deter scientists, said the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Professor Linda-Gail Bekker. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Google Pays Tribute to Nkosi Johnson
[This is Africa] Google has honoured the late South African child AIDS activist Nkosi Johnson with a Google doodle. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: UNAIDS Technical Support Identifies Human Rights, Gender Barriers and Strengthens Global Fund Grants
[GFO] Stigma indices and gender assessments have generated critical evidence (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Elderly Hail President's Food Relief Programme
[The Herald] Senior citizens in Mhangura constituency have praised President Mnangagwa and the Government for assisting them with food. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Youths to Get Cash Incentives for Fighting HIV/Aids
[Nation] Young people with innovative ideas to reduce HIV infections among adolescents will receive cash incentives to showcase best practices to fight the deadly virus during an international conference in Kisumu. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Tuku - the Death of the HIV Song
[Zimbabwe Standard] The late music superstar Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi could sing about anything, anywhere and at any given time. He was not your Mickey Mouse kind of musician and indeed he was an elephant in the jungles of local music. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Face to Face: Winde on HIV, Zille and Tough Choices
[Spotlight] In what might be construed as a renewed commitment to the fight against HIV, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is co-chairing the newly reformed provincial AIDS council. This is particularly notable since his predecessor, former Premier Helen Zille, declined to chair the council. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Child Rights Network Condemns Achalume Cartoon
[Nyasa Times] A consortium of organizations fighting for children's rights in Malawi has condemned a cartoon in the Malawi News, which depicts an old man suggesting that he slept with a 16 year-old girl, saying 'it normalizes child rights violation'. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: HIV Prevention - Employed or Unemployed - Who Is More Likely to Be HIV-Positive?
[Daily Maverick] You're far more likely to be offered an HIV test at a government health facility than at your GP or workplace clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: HIV Prevalence in Manicaland Declines
[The Herald] MANICALAND Province has made strides in the fight against HIV, amid indications the prevalence rate has declined compared to the national rate, a development attributed to awareness and access to treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Door-to-Door HIV Survey Comes to Harare
[The Herald] Enumerators assessing the current HIV and Aids burden and related sexually-transmitted infections will now be collecting information in Harare Province after successfully completing a similar exercise in nine other provinces countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Estimates Show 14.8 Million Children Globally Are HIV-Exposed but Uninfected
[The Conversation Africa] In many countries with a high HIV prevalence, at least 95% of children born to mothers living with HIV remain HIV-uninfected. This is due to the success of wide-scale provision of antiretroviral therapy to mothers with HIV to prevent transmission to their children during pregnancy, labour or breastfeeding. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria, HIV, Maternal Deaths Contained in Zanzibar
[Daily News] MANY developing countries have been struggling to control malaria, HIV, and maternal mortality, but for Zanzibar the progress is arguably encouraging. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: 39,000 People Living With HIV in Liberia - Aids Commission Says
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Aids Commission (NAC), through its Director of Communications, has disclosed an unprecedented increase in the number of persons living with HIV in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: U.S. Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Malawi's HIV Fight
[Nyasa Times] The Government of United States of America (USA) has reaffirmed its commitment to providing technical and financial support towards Malawi's fight against HIV and Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Global Fund Gives U.S.$413,739,805 to Fund Fight Against Aids, TB
[Nation] The Global Fund -- the agency that helps Kenya fight HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria -- has given the country Sh42 billion to be used up to 2024. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: First Atlantic Bank Donates Classroom Block to Cape Coast School for the Deaf, Blind
[Ghanaian Times] The First Atlantic Bank has, as part of its commitment to positively impact communities in which it operates, handed over, a fully furnished and equipped classroom block to the unit for the Blind at the Cape Coast School for the Deaf . (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: LSACA Sensitises Religious Leaders On HIV/Aids Response
[Vanguard] The Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, has commenced the sensitisation of religious leaders across the five divisions of Lagos State on HIV/AIDS response in order to increase the uptake of HIV Testing Services, HTS, to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: ZNNP+ Gives Lifeline to Jailbirds
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+) has partnered the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services here in the rehabilitation of inmates through the provision of starter packs that will enable them to embark on various projects upon their release. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: HIV Survey Response Rate Impressive
[The Herald] More than 95 percent of targeted people were tested for HIV in the first phase of the Zimbabwe Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (Zimphia) 2020 drive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Steps Up Its Game to End Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the health and life expectancy for pregnant women living with HIV, and it has reduced the risk of transmission of the virus to their offspring. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Coordinating Mechanism Commences Regional Consultative Country Dialogue for TB/HIV Grant Proposal Development
[FrontPageAfrica] Bomi County -The Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM) of the Global Fund (TGF) to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has commenced a regional consultative prioritization country dialogue to develop a joint funding request for Tuberculosis and HIV, on behalf of the country, for submission to the Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Bomi, Cape Mount, Gbarpolu Citizens Want Liberia Prioritize TB/HIV Prevention
[Observer] According to the LCM, the country dialogue is intended to ensure that the Global Fund's New Funding Model (NFM III) meets the need of the affected communities through engagement. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Young Namibians Establish HIV/Aids Organisation
[New Era] Five young Namibians have established an organization dubbed: HIV/AIDS, Disability, and Vulnerable Orphans Welfare Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mentor Programme Helps Young HIV+ Mothers Open Up
[New Zimbabwe] UNICEF (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Facebook Removes Misleading HIV Drug Ads After Outcry
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -HIV prevention medication has been deemed "highly effective" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health institute in the United States (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV - Experts Urge Increased Awareness On Anti-Retroviral Drug
[Daily Trust] Experts have called for increased enlightenment on the anti- retroviral drug, Tenofovir/Lamivudine/Dolutegravir (TLD). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: TRRC to Focus On Jammeh's HIV/Aids Treatment, Others
[The Point] Baba Galleh Jallow, the executive secretary of the TRRC on Friday disclosed at a press briefing, that the 11th session of public hearings will focus on former President Yahya Jammeh's Alternative Treatment Programme in which the rights of several patients were violated. He added that the hearings will start on 20 January, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Unicef Provides Free Drugs to HIV Positive Pregnant Women in Bauchi
[This Day] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said it has initiated screening of every pregnant woman in all 323 main Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in Bauchi State for HIV and provided those confirmed positive with anti-retroviral drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Global Fund Gives U.S.$500 Million to Fight HIV, TB, Malaria
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is assured of an adequate supply of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) following the allocation of US$500 million for the next three years by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Muhumuza Is Dedicated to Improving Lives of Orphans Affected By HIV/Aids
[Monitor] As a soldier in the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, Sgt Paul Richard Muhumuza used to see soldiers' children living with HIV/Aids and he would be forced to try and take care of them in any way he could. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Highest-Ever Funding Allocations Announced to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria
[Global Fund] Geneva -Following a record-breaking Replenishment in October 2019, the Global Fund today announced its largest-ever funding allocations for eligible countries to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and build systems for health over the next three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Togo: Poor Data Quality in Global Fund Grants in Togo but Supply Chain and Implementation Arrangements 'Partially Effective,' Says OIG
[GFO] Togo's grant performance is superior to the regional average (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Global Fund Should Leverage Public Accountability Institutions in Francophone Africa
[GFO] Such collaboration would be win-win for countries and for the Global Fund (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: With Genuine Partnership and Effective Collaboration, We Can End the HIV Epidemic Together
[UNFPA] KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa - UNFPA committed to continue strengthening partnerships as it seeks solutions to end AIDS in Africa, said Mabingue Ngom, UNFPA Regional Director for East and West Africa. "We believe that it's only through genuine partnership and effective collaboration that we can together end the HIV epidemic," he said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandan Develops App to Increase Access to HIV Prevention Drugs
[Monitor] A mobile application 'PrEP Uganda' can now be downloaded from the Google play store for those who might need to get Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a course of HIV drugs taken by HIV-negative people to prevent infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV - You Are Dying in Silence If You Don't Know Your Status - Dr Aliyu Gambo, Director General, NACA
[Vanguard] Nigerians of all ages have been admonished to know their HIV status in order to ensure that whoever is potentially living with the virus is identified and put on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 20,000 HIV/Aids Victims At Large in Nasarawa - NACA
[This Day] Lafia -National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) yesteray raised the alarm that about 20,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Nasarawa State are at large. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Body Moves to Identify 22,000 Persons for HIV Treatment in Nasarawa
[Vanguard] Worried by the increasing spate of HIV/AIDs, An implementing partner, Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is working to identify about 22, 000 unidentified and discover HIV infected persons in Nasarawa State. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nasarawa - Body Moves to Capture 22,000 Unidentified HIV Infected Persons
[Vanguard] Lafia -Worried by the increasing spate of HIV/AIDs, An implementing partner, Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is working to identify about 22, 000 unidentified and discover HIV infected persons in Nasarawa State. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: We Are Using Computer Models to Fight Drug Resistance
[The Conversation Africa] The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news