Zambia: Study Points to Why Some Mothers Don't Carry On Taking HIV Drugs
[The Conversation Africa] There are more than 85,000 children living with HIV in Zambia. The primary source of infection is from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is an effective strategy to eliminate these new infections. But it only works if women take their medications consistently. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Casual Attitude Towards Sex to Blame for HIV Rise - Nacc
[Nation] More young Kenyans could end up being infected with HIV due to the prolonged closure of schools over Covid-19 pandemic fears. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Born With HIV - a Teenager Coming to Terms With Her Status in a Time of Covid-19
[UNFPA] Olupandu, Namibia -- While the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Secilia Jacob*, 18, is fighting her own battle with a different virus. She is learning to come to terms with her HIV status. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Are Church Leaders Key to Ending HIV?
[263Chat] Church leaders have been identified as crucial figures in ending the spread of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, according to a newly launched project aimed at targeting community and faith responses in attaining the 95-95-95 target. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 and HIV - So Far It Seems the Outcome Is Not What Was Feared
[The Conversation Africa] Based on official figures - which may be somewhat under reported - COVID-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Chikwawa Diocese Launches Project to Prevent New HIV Infections Among Children
[Nyasa Times] Chikwawa Diocese of the catholic Church, through its Social Services Directorate, has launched an HIV project to prevent new infections among children in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: About 900,000 People Living With HIV/Aids Unaccounted for - Group
[Premium Times] "Out of the 1.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, about 900,000 are yet to show up for treatment and are currently unaccounted for" (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Global Fund Cash Taken From Amref, Given to Red Cross
[Nation] The transparency of the process through which money from the Global Fund is allocated is in doubt after Kenya's judging panel revoked an earlier award yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hypertension, Cancer, HIV Kill 600,000 Nigerians Annually - NCD Alliance
[Vanguard] Worried about the growing trend of hypertension, cancer, HIV, Sickle Cell Disease, and other Non-Communicable Diseases, NCDs, among Nigerians, President of the NCD Alliance Nigeria, Dr. Sonny Kuku, says not less than 60,000 Nigerians die from these diseases annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: NACA Unveils New HIV Test Kits, As Global Fund Pledges $890m
[This Day] The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has formerly launched a new test kit for HIV, known as WONDFO HIV 1 and 2 Rapid Test Kit. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV - Naca, NHRC Parley to Tackle Human Rights Violations
[Vanguard] The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, are collaborating on human rights issues to enhance the national HIV and AIDS response. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: WHO Donates Lifesaving Equipment and Medical Supplies to Help Fight Covid-19 in Sierra Leone
[WHO] The World Health Organization continues to expend its strategic technical expertise support to include logistical and operational support to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to respond to COCID-19 pandemic. This was demonstrated with the recent donation of COVID-19 response supplies and equipment worth more than 600,000 US Dollars. The consignment, which were officially handed over to the Minister of Health and Sanitation by the WHO Representative on 4 September (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rights Commission, Naca Partner to Tackle HIV Stigmatization
[Daily Trust] The National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the National Human Rights Commission are working towards addressing stigma, discrimination and other HIV-related human rights abuses. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Alumni Donate Groceries to Teachers of Mbapapi Secondary School Amid Covid-19
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -- Former students of Mbapapi Private Secondary School in Kasungu District, Saturday donated foodstuffs and assorted groceries worth K500,000.00 to teachers and support staff at the school to cushion them from economic shocks caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Provinces Include HIV, TB Screening At Covid-19 Sites
[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President David Mabuza says provincial departments of health have started experimenting with combining Tubercolisis (TB) and COVID-19 screening in some locations, while also offering HIV self-screening at COVID-19 sites. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How Pooled Testing Can Increase Access to Essential Laboratory Tests
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment. Progress is well under way. In 2019, 67% of those living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 85% of pregnant women with HIV were receiving medication to prevent transmission to their babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Over 650 HIV/Aids Positive Cases Reported in Cunene
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -- At least 650 new HIV/AIDS positive cases were diagnosed in the first half of this year in the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centres (CATV) in the province of Cunene, an additional 33 cases compared to the same period in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mobile Refill for TB, ART Patients
[The Herald] PEOPLE living with HIV and those with tuberculosis can now collect their medication from mobile refill centres in Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Tasked to Address Policy Barriers in HIV Fight
[Monitor] The Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) and human rights activists have appealed to government to address policy and legal barriers limiting active involvement of young people in HIV/Aids fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 Should Not Cause Neglect of HIV/Aids
[AIM] Maputo -- The Executive Secretary of Mozambique's National AIDS Council (CNCS), Francisco Mbofana, warned on Monday that, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health authorities and the public at large must step up the campaigns against HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Natpharm Allays ARVs Shortage Fears
[The Herald] Natpharm has assured Zimbabweans on second regimen antiretroviral treatment that the current stocks which are low will be expeditiously replenished. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: ART Roll-Out During Covid-19 Pandemic
[Namibian] NAMIBIA shares a 1 425-kilometre border with Angola, the bigger part of which is open. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 - Ensure Gains of HIV Response Are Not Lost
[The Herald] Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, reports from the UNAIDS country offices in the eastern and southern African region trickle in every day on the loss of livelihoods and the resulting food insecurity and general deprivation in the region, especially among the millions of people who make a living from the informal sector -- such as, informal traders, domestic workers and sex workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: More Use of Female Condom Could 'Make Sex Safer for Women'
[SciDev.Net] Cape Town -- The low uptake of female condom use in Africa is due to the reluctance of healthcare workers to endorse it for preventing unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, a study says. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Andrew Young Foundation Donates Consignment of Selenium to Govt
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- US-based organization has donated several cartons of selenium drugs purposely to boost the immune system of COVID-19 patients in Liberia. Selenium is a mineral found in the soil. Selenium naturally appears in water and some foods. While people only need a very small amount, selenium plays a key role in the metabolism. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1.9 Million Nigerians Living With HIV/Aids - Medical Expert
[Vanguard] Abeokuta -- A Paediatric Nurse and HIV Counselor, Mrs Roseline Solarin has disclosed that no fewer than 1.9million Nigerians are living with HIV/AIDs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Strengthens Antiretroviral Drugs to Treat HIV Infection
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola's health sector has been strengthened with antiretroviral drugs to assist people living with HIV/AIDS for the next three months. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Preventing HIV in High HIV Burden Settings Through Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
[WHO] Preventing heterosexually acquired HIV and achieving global HIV incidence goals require a combination of interventions. Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is one of these interventions in settings with a high burden of HIV. New guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) updates earlier recommendations on VMMC for HIV prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Samburu Man Kills Self After Taking HIV Test
[Nation] A 22-year-old man was found dead in apparent suicide in Loikas, Samburu County. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Reverses Gender, Sexual Reproductive Gains
[The Herald] The SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2020 report was launched on Monday, with unfortunate revelations on how the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening gains that Southern Africa has made towards sexual reproductive health and rights in the last decade. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: eSwatini Becomes First African State to Meet UN's 2030 Targets On HIV-Aids
[Daily Maverick] With the highest rates of HIV in the world, the tiny Kingdom of Eswatini has aggressively tackled the Aids virus through testing and treatment, coupled with strong community prevention programming. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 Jumps, But The Real Emergency Is Malaria and HIV
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Mozambique's Covid-19 new case rate has tripled in less than three weeks. The case rate has jumped from 26 per day on 26 July to 79 on 15 August (7 day moving average). Total cases are now 2800 and growth is exponential; deaths are still only 19. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Struggle Against HIV Is Faltering, Warns New Documentary Series
[Daily Maverick] As the world's attention is gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are in danger of a resurgence of another virus that activists have spent almost four decades fighting: HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S.$19 Million Earmarked for Vulnerable Children Orphaned By HIV in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Yola -- Nineteen million dollars has been earmarked for 76,000 vulnerable children orphaned by HIV /AIDS in six Nigerian States. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: IHVN, ISN Commence Research On NCDs Among People Living With HIV/Aids
[This Day] The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) and the ISN Medical have commenced research to ascertain the burden, prevalence and incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) among people living with HIV in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: 886 Athletes Cleared for YEA Covid-19 Grant ... 114 Await Approval
[Ghanaian Times] A total of 886 athletes have been cleared by the National Sports Authority (NSA) to benefit from the Youth Employment Authority's (YEA) support package to aid athletes in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Pandemic Affects HIV Self Testing Roll-Out Plan
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -- The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed Serowe District Health Management Team (DHMT) efforts to roll out distribution of HIV self-test kits. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Double Burden of HIV and Noncommunicable Diseases
[Daily Trust] A new research to study the burden, prevalence and incidence of non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV/AIDS is underway. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm as Pregnant Teens Test HIV Positive
[Nation] Official says more than 90 per cent of Murang'a teen pregnancies affect the poor who are enticed with monetary favours (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Let us Come Back to Our Senses
[Foroyaa] Unlike HIV/AIDS which is not transmitted by shaking hands, COVID-19 is highly contagious. Inhaling droplets while a person is coughing, sneezing or even talking, if those chatting are in closed, one could become infected. In the same vein, a person could transfer the virus through hand shake. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Restocking Health Facilities With ARVs, Welcoming News!
[Ghanaian Times] About a month ago, Ghana was reported to have been facing shortage of Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs), a life-saving medication for the suppression of HIV infection in Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Many HIV-Positive Patients in the Eastern Cape Survive Covid-19, Webinar Told
[Daily Maverick] Doctors working in an Eastern Cape hospital where there are high rates of HIV infections have said during a webinar that they have not lost a single patient to Covid-19 who was HIV-positive only -- but all who were HIV-positive with added comorbidities such as diabetes and high blood pressure died after testing positive for the virus. Ten patients died at the hospital over one weekend after the oxygen supply ran out. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Man, 48, Arrested Over Infecting Five Minors With HIV /Aids
[Monitor] Police in Masaka District in central Uganda are holding a 48 -year -old man for allegedly defiling underage girls who he later infected with HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: HIV and TB Show Modest Effect On Covid-19 Mortality
[SAnews.gov.za] Preliminary results from a study of 12 987 COVID-19 patients in South Africa indicate that HIV and TB have a modest effect on COVID-19 mortality, scientists Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Salim Abdool Karim said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: I'm HIV+, but Can I Still Take Out Life Insurance?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] HIV status is protected in Britain by the Equality Act, so insurers should be non-discriminatory (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Knowledge About HIV Doesn't Always Change Adolescents' Behaviour - Peers Matter
[The Conversation Africa] HIV and AIDS remain major global public health challenges, especially for sub-Saharan Africa. The region accounts for around 70% of the world's burden of infections. Young people, especially young women, are affected more than other groups. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Removes Over 17, 000 Counterfeit Condoms From the Market
[Citizen] Morogoro -- A total of 17 076 packets of counterfeit and unregistered condoms have been removed from the market by the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Vaginal Ring to Reduce Risk of HIV Infection in Africa
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- European Medicines Agency (EMA) human medicines committee has adopted a positive opinion for Dapivirine Vaginal Ring (Dapivirine) used to reduce the risk of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV- 1). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Lab Technician Brands Jammeh's HIV/Aids Treatment False
[The Point] Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) lab technician, Landing Momodou Faal, yesterday testified against former President Yahya Jammeh's HIV/AIDS Alternative Treatment in 2007, admitting there is no cure for the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Let's Avert Shortage of Anti-Retroviral Drugs
[Ghanaian Times] Until the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic late last year, HIV/AIDS was regarded as the world's worst epidemic humanity had ever faced. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news