South Africa: Pilot Project Now Offering HIV Prevention Injection
[spotlight] A new HIV prevention injection is now available to a select number of people in South Africa. That a single shot provides two months of protection is one of the injection's major selling points. In this story, Elri Voigt unpacks how much of the jab is available, who is choosing to get it and what other anti-HIV drugs are being rolled out. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 27, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news

South Africa: HIV Among Older South Africans in Rural Areas - Big Study Shows There's a Problem That's Being Neglected
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa continues to have a high prevalence of HIV among all age groups. About 8.2 million people or 13.7% of the population live with HIV, one of the highest rates in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 18, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ministry, Partners Toiling Efforts to End Aids By 2030
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia marks Int'l Condom Day (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 16, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs East Africa Ethiopia Health and Medicine Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Marks 20 Years of HIV Anti-Retroviral Treatment
[Ghanaian Times] A total of 254,753 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) persons are currently on Highly Active Anti-retroviral Therapy (HAART). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 15, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Ghana Health and Medicine West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Foundation Targets Benue Youths for Condom Education
[Daily Trust] The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Nigeria, on Friday, said it has targeted the youth population in Benue State with messages of abstinence from sex or using condoms consistently and correctly. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 12, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Children and Youth Education Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

South Africa: This Is How SA Can Meet Its HIV Targets
[spotlight] "The path to ending AIDS is clear," states a recent UNAIDS report. "HIV responses succeed when they are anchored in strong political leadership, have adequate resources, follow the evidence, use inclusive and rights-based approaches, and pursue equity. Countries that are putting people first in their policies and programmes are already leading the world on the journey to ending AIDS by 2030," it reads. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 29, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Governance Health and Medicine NGOs and Civil Society South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Source Type: news

Nigeria: Blinken Praises Nigeria On HIV/Aids Prevention, Covid-19 Response
[Vanguard] The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has expressed satisfaction about Nigeria's progress on health, particularly the HIV and AIDS prevention programme, even as he praised the strides made by the Nigerian government in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the response to other infectious diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 25, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Coronavirus Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Health Workers On Alert Over U.S. Funding for HIV/Aids Fight
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] When Minne Gachau's husband died from AIDS-related complications in 2006, she was still in denial about being HIV-positive herself - too scared to confide in friends and relatives in her home in Nakuru, a city in Kenya's Rift Valley. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 22, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs East Africa Health and Medicine Kenya Source Type: news

South Africa: Analysis - Where We Are With Nimart 13 Years Later
[spotlight] Like many countries, South Africa has a shortage of healthcare workers - particularly of doctors. One response to such shortages is task-shifting - in short, to let doctors focus on the things only they can do, and to shift some other less specialised tasks to other healthcare workers like nurses or pharmacists. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Economy, Business and Finance Health and Medicine Labour South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news

South Africa: Interview - 'I Used That Anger to Feed My Activist's Soul,' Says Former TAC General Secretary
[spotlight] Dressed in a dark jacket, rain is pelting Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola's face as she rushes past bare trees in Geneva, Switzerland. Along with her two children, Dubula-Majola has newly moved into a house in nearby Genthod, from where she commutes to work by train. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Health and Medicine NGOs and Civil Society South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Despite Major Strides, Zimbabwe Faces Battle to End HIV for All
[RFI] Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe is one of only five countries in Africa to have achieved ambitious United Nations targets on identifying and treating HIV infections. But as the country celebrates the milestone, organisations on the ground say significant gaps remain, with young people and LGBTQ+ communities still especially vulnerable. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 17, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Health and Medicine Southern Africa Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Rwanda: HIV Threat Not Over, AHF Warns Rubavu Residents
[New Times] At the end of an eight-day campaign on HIV prevention in Rubavu District, AIDS Healthcare Foundation Rwanda (AHF), warned area residents to be ever vigilant since the threat posed by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), is not yet over. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 14, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Central Africa East Africa Health and Medicine Rwanda Source Type: news

Uganda: Next Com Polls - Unveiling Insights On HIV/Aids Perceptions in Uganda On World Aids Day 2023
[Nile Post] Next Com, a Next Media Communication Agency, conducted a comprehensive survey shedding light on public opinions regarding the causes of HIV/AIDS and community involvement in combating this deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs East Africa Health and Medicine Uganda Source Type: news

South Africa: Health in 2023 - a Deceptively Busy Year in Fewer Than 1 000 Words
[spotlight] 2023 was a busy year for healthcare in South Africa. There were several policy developments, landmark court cases, important pieces of legislation, and some changes in leadership. Yet, take a step back and not much seems to have changed. Shortages of healthcare workers persist, corruption is still rife, budgets tight, and our health governance crisis remains as acute as ever. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Coronavirus Health and Medicine Noncommunicable Diseases South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Gambia: 'The Weekly Prescription - Your Dose of National Well-Being': the Gambia's Unfinished Battle: the Presence of HIV
[The Point] Pharmd -- WORLD AIDS DAY EDITION (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 8, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Gambia Health and Medicine West Africa Source Type: news