Nigeria: HIV, Tuberculosis Care Neglected Due to Covid-19 - Health Minister
[Leadership] Abuja -- The Minister of state for health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora has revealed that the care and attention given to HIV, tuberculosis and other ailments have been neglected due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tpsf Urged to Participate in Fight Against Aids
[Daily News] AIDS Trust Fund (ATF) has called for increased participation of members of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) in the fight against HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ministry Makes Strides in Preventing HIV Transmission
[The Herald] Herald Reporter (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: People With HIV Should Be Central to Prevention Efforts
[New Frame] HIV and Aids programmes will work better if they integrate the message of the U=U campaign about the relationship between viral suppression and halting the sexual transmission of HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How Covid-19 May Result in One Million Excess Deaths From Other Diseases in Africa
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The pandemic has hit Africa's overburdened health services and left many unable to access treatment - raising fears of up to one million excess deaths from other illnesses (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Benue - HIV/Aids Prevalence Rate Drops From Ten to 4.9%
[Leadership] Makurdi -- Benue State Ministry of Health and Human Services has said that the successful placement of over 188,000 persons living with HIV/AIDs on treatment has dropped the pandemic prevalence rate from 10 percent to 4.9 percent as at June 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: United Nations Agencies Deliver Lifeline Food Assistance to 25,000 Eritrean Refugees in Tigray
[WFP] Eritrean refugees in two camps in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia received a month's worth of food supplies through a joint distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Ethiopia's Agency for Refugees and Returnee Affairs (ARRA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: This Project Gave Me a Second Chance
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] On a plain in Tanzania's northern region, situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley, Yasinta sits and surveys the mountainous vista from the doorway of her boma, a traditional Maasai home, constructed of branches, mud, and dung. The middle-aged mother lives with her husband, children, and other relatives in a compound of seven bomas that sit together behind a fence of thorny bushes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: UNDP, GCCI Hand Over Newly Built Dormitories of 200 Bed Capacity At Jeshwang Detention Center
[Foroyaa] New dormitories at the Jeshwang detention center were unveiled and handed over to the Gambia Prisons Department on Thursday 17 December 2020, by the Government of The Gambia, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). The works have been realized in partnership with GAMWORKS through 'We Khan' Construction Company with UNDP provided funding which enabled the refurbishment and rebuilding of new Prison dormitories at Jeshwang Detention Center and at M (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Central African Republic: Continuity of HIV, TB and Malaria Services in Challenging Operational Environments
[GFO] The RAME, R éseau d'Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels (Access to Essential Medicines Network), commissioned a study in 2019 on community organizations' good practices, opportunities, and limitations in ensuring continuity of care in challenging operational environments (COEs). Five countries, classified as CO Es by the Global Fund, were selected to participate in the study: Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, Mali, and Niger. RAME is the Francophone Africa platform of the Global Fund' (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kano to Enrol 553 HIV/Aids Patients to Access Free Healthcare Services - Official
[Vanguard] Kano State Government is to enrol 553 people living with HIV/AIDS to access free healthcare services, Aminu Bello-Sani, the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Agency for the Control of Aids (KSACA) disclosed in a statement on Monday, in Kano. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: ACB Launches Campaign for Next Global Fund Strategy Development
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-The African Constituency Bureau (ACB) for the Global Fund launched an advocacy campaign "African Voice for the Global Fund" to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria that will last for at least 7 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Let's Cut New HIV Infections'
[The Herald] Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Constantino Chiwenga has said Zimbabwe is committed to play its part in the reduction of new HIV infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Northern Cape Forgotten in South Africa's Strategic Plans to Fight HIV & Aids
[Democracy Works] Life Line Northern Cape (Life Line NC) is a community organisation based in the Sol Plaatje local municipality in Kimberly. Life Line NC is registered non-profit public benefit organisation with focus on four pillars: HIV&AIDS, sexual assault and gender-based violence; emotional wellness; and training. Life Line NC has a specific focus on key and vulnerable populations. The Kimberly-based organisation, which started operation in 2009, extends its services beyond Sol Plaatje local municipality and has b (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kwimba District Launches Youth HIV/Aids Awareness Campaign Project
[Daily News] KWIMBA District Council has launched the 'Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness' project that aims at reducing the rate of disease transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Access to HIV Prophylaxis At Pharmacies Not As Easy It Seems
[Daily Maverick] A survey by Maverick Citizen has found that more than half of pharmacies listed as places to access critical drugs after possible exposure to HIV are unable to help, with some even failing to respond to emails and phone calls. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Udom On Campaign to Tackle HIV/Aids, Ncds
[Daily News] UNIVERSITY of Dodoma (UDOM) has embarked on a three-day campaign to tackle HIV/AIDs and chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among its workers and the community at large. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Fails to Meet HIV Prevention Targets - Report
[Vanguard] The 2020 target set out by the Federal Government in the Global HIV Prevention Coalition have been underachieved, a report released by a group of civil society organizations working in partnership to inspire, transform and connect (PITCH) the HIV response said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda, Kenya Picked for Flavoured Drug for Children Living With HIV
[Monitor] Uganda and Kenya are among six African countries set to receive new generic strawberry-flavoured tablets for treating children living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the first half of 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: 'Desist From Stigmatising People With AIDS'
[Ghanaian Times] Residents of La have been advised to desist from stigmatising persons who have contracted sexually-transmitted disease (STDs), especially Human Immune Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: HIV in Umkhanyakude - Impressive Numbers, but Living With HIV Difficult Amid Socio-Economic Hardship
[spotlight] The KwaZulu-Natal government aims to test about 3.2m people living in KwaZulu-Natal for HIV in this financial year. On World AIDS Day 2020 (December 1st), Premier Sihle Zikhalala said so far they have only tested 60.8% or 1.9m people in the province due to lockdown restrictions that hampered testing efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Adopts Strategies to Check Mother to Child Infection of HIV
[This Day] Federal Government has said it is determined to eliminate mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) of HIV by focusing more attention to eight highest burden states. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Isiolo Leads Frontier Counties in HIV Prevalence Rate
[Nation] In a case of modern paradoxes, Isiolo town, which has witnessed major developments since the onset of devolution, is now experiencing serious negative impacts from the same. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Men Set Record for HIV Testing
[Daily News] MORE than 500 people, mostly men, have undergone HIV/AIDS voluntary counseling and testing as part of marking the World AIDS Day last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV/Aids - Keep Fighting the 'Other Pandemic' Ahf Urges Nigerians
[Vanguard] While COVID-19 has devastated communities worldwide and remained in the spotlight since last year, the world must keep fighting to protect gains made against HIV/AIDS--a pandemic that has been raging for over 30 years and remains a global public health crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia First Lady Holds One-Day Roundtable Dialogue to Commemorate World Aids Day Celebration
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The First Lady of Liberia Madam Clar Weah has held a one-day roundtable dialogue on AIDS with an aim to stop new HIV infections and get people on lifesaving, infection-preventing treatment amidst COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: World Aids Day - Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility
[Shabait] World AIDS Day was observed on December 1st under the theme 'Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility.' As the world is in the midst of a health crisis caused by COVID-19, it was emphasized at this year's observance that the maintenance of essential HIV services should be given due consideration alongside the urgent response to COVID-19. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the world that HIV has not gone away - there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice an (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stigmatisation Our Greatest Challenge in Sokoto - HIV Positive Persons
[Vanguard] The Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Sokoto State Chapter, said on Sunday that stigmatisation was their greatest challenge in the northwestern state. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World Aids Day 2020 - Message of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti
[The Point] On 1 December every year, the global community comes together to mark World AIDS Day to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Council of Churches' President Calls for Concerted Effort to End Spread of HIV/Aids
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) President, Bishop Kortu Brown has called for a united effort in the fight to end the spread of HIV and AIDS in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Pledges More Support to End HIV/Aids in Nigeria
[Premium Times] About 1.2 million people living with HIV in Nigeria received support to improve quality of life, including TB/HIV care services in 2019 (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Health Minister Reaffirms Commitment to Fight HIV/Aids
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta reaffirmed the Angolan government's commitment to fight HIV/AIDS, with preventive measures such as the services of the vertical transmission cutting. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana to Miss 2020 Target of Reducing New HIV/Aids Infections
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- Botswana's UN resident coordinator, Mr Zia Choudhury says Botswana will miss the 2020 fast track target of reducing new HIV/AIDS infections by 75 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: World Aids Day - 46,000 Living With HIV/Aids in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / New York -- A total of 46,000 people are known to be living with HIV/AIDS in Sudan, according to the latest figures official released Ministry of Health. Sudan has received an estimated $140 million in grants to help combat AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Young Girls Form Bulk of New HIV Infections
[Nation] Young girls form the bulk of new HIV infections in the country according to the latest report by the National Aids Control Council (NACC). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Government Can Do Better, Deputy President Says At World Aids Day Event
[spotlight] Deputy President David Mabuza yesterday publicly offered to "become a father" to a young woman who spoke about her burden of being a rape survivor and living with HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: 26, 000 Women Living With HIV in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The National AIDS Commission has disclosed that out of the estimated 47,000 persons living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a health condition that leads to the acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), if not properly managed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 15% of AIDS-Related Deaths in Children, Adolescents Occur in Nigeria - Unicef Report
[Premium Times] "In Nigeria, 13,000 children aged 0-14 years died of AIDS-related causes in 2019." (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Stop Relying On Partner's HIV Results, Nkasi Men Told
[Daily News] THE Nkasi District Commissioner (DC) in Rukwa Region, Mr Said Mtanda has urged men to go for HIV testing instead of waiting for results from their pregnant partners after being tested in hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Agpahi Count Gains in Mother to Child HIV Transmission Prevention
[Daily News] NON-GOVERNMENTAL Organization Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI) tested a total of 70,154 people as part of the institution's Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tunisia: Atp+ Denounces Disproportionate Increase in Number of Women Living With HIV and Points to Striking Lack of Female Condoms Nationwide
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- On the World AIDS Day, December 1st, the Tunisian Association for Positive Prevention ATP+ sounds the alarm and denounces the disproportionate increase in the number of women living with HIV/AIDS and underlines the striking lack of the female... (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: HIV Has Not Disappeared, Warns Nyusi
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi warned on Tuesday against allowing the current battle against the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease to overshadow the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Premier Sihle Zikalala Praises Progress Being Made in Fight Against HIV/Aids Pandemic
[Govt of SA] KwaZulu-Natal Premier Mr Sihle Zikalala has blamed the phenomenon of "Blessers" for the continued rise in the HIV infection rate in KwaZulu-Natal, while praising progress being made in the fight against the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: World Aids Day - How Stigma Is Impacting On the 90-90-90 Goals
[Daily Maverick] The HIV epidemic is far from over and we will not reach key UNAIDS targets and control HIV unless we end HIV-related stigma. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Premier Job Mokgoro Commits to Incorporating HIV and Aids Related Activities Into Government Programmes
[Govt of SA] Premier Mokgoro commits to incorporating HIV and AIDS related activities into government programmes (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Premier Sihle Zikalala - World Aids Day Commemoration
[Govt of SA] Address by Kwazulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala during the commemoration of World Aids Day, Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality, Manguzi, Shayina Sports Field, 1 December 2020 (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: UNAIDS Calls On More to Be Done for Paediatric HIV Treatment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
[UNAIDS] Kinshasa -- On World AIDS Day, the UNAIDS Executive Director visited an HIV community village and a children's hospital (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Funding for Local HIV/Aids Programmes Continues to Decline - Official
[Namibia Economist] The funding for HIV and AIDS programmes continues to decline despite significant reductions in new infections and AIDS-related deaths, especially in those regions that have been classified as hardest hit, a government official said Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Unicef - 150,000 Children in Nigeria Infected With HIV
[This Day] Abuja and Bauchi -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that 22,000 children between the ages of 0 and 14 in Nigeria have been newly infected with HIV, bringing the total number of children in this age group living with HIV to 150,000. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: NGO Wages Relentless Battle Against HIV
[Daily News] A non-governmental organisation, Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS), has provided HIV counselling and testing services to 188,613 people this year as part of its health programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news