Kenya: Mother-to-Child Infections Cited as an Impediment in HIV Containment War
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Mother-to-child HIV transmissions have been named as the main setback to reducing new infection rates in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 29, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: From the Darkest of Days to a New Dawn - 35 Years of the Nigerian Response to HIV and Aids
[Nigeria Health Watch] From the Darkest of Days to a New dawn: 35 years of the Nigerian Response to HIV and AIDS is the title of a seminal book just published by a team of institutions that have been part of the AIDS response in Nigeria, for the past 35 years. The book was launched on the 14th of June 2022 to mark the departure of the Country Director of UNAIDS, Dr Erasmus Morah from Nigeria to a new assignment in China. During his busy tenure in Nigeria, he supported two historical events, the National HIV/AIDS Indicator and Im (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 28, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 77 Confirmed HIV Positive in Taraba Mass Test
[Leadership] No fewer than 77 out of 2,156 persons tested HIV positive during mass test conducted by Taraba State Agency for Control of AIDS. The mass testing and treatment project in the state was to ensure a HIV free society in Taraba State by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 28, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: HIV Fight to Benefit From Raised Age of Consent
[The Herald] The recent landmark Constitutional Court judgment aligning the minimum age of sexual consent to the age of marriage raising it from 16 to 18 years is set to benefit the fight against HIV, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Constantino Chiwenga has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 24, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV Coinfection - WHO Publishes New Guideline With Region-Specific Treatment Recommendations
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) has published new treatment recommendations for visceral leishmaniasis in patients who are coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The guideline targets visceral leishmaniasis in East Africa and South-East Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Performance Report Demonstrates How the UN Joint Programme On HIV and Aids Has Helped Save Lives
[UNAIDS] Geneva -- This year's UNAIDS performance report demonstrates how the UN Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS has critically contributed to key areas of the global HIV response and to saving lives, even in the face of the severe challenges and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and financial shortfalls impacting the global HIV response and UNAIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Harness Africa's Knowledge to Curb Deadly Diseases
[New Frame] Homegrown solutions built on regional knowledge addressed the Aids and tuberculosis epidemics. The same approach can be applied to other health crises for the benefit of humanity. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Call for Greater Effort to Protect HIV-Positive Citizens
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and the National AIDS Commission (CNCS) on Wednesday called for greater efforts to implement legal mechanisms to protect HIV-positive citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: 1.7 Million Mozambicans Are Taking Anti-Retroviral Drugs
[AIM] Maputo -- Currently about 1.7 million HIV-positive Mozambicans are undergoing treatment with the life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs (ARVT), according to Prime Minister Adriano Maleiane, speaking on Wednesday at the opening session of a meeting of the Steering Council of the National AIDS Commission (CNCS). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Constitutional Court Begins Hearing Petition Against HIV Prevention and Control Act, 2015
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- The Constitutional Court in Kampala on Tuesday, June 7th started hearing the petition against the HIV Prevention and Control Act, 2015 after six years of filing. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV/Aids - Nigeria Has Largest Global Fund Portfolio - Official
[Premium Times] The NEPWHAN coordinator, Mr Ibrahim, said from its peak of 5.8 per cent in 2001, HIV prevalence in Nigeria decreased to 1.3 per cent in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World Must 'Speed Up' Efforts to End AIDA Pandemic By 2030
[UN News] To end AIDS, beat COVID-19 and "stop the pandemics of the future", the world needs to ensure global access to lifesaving health technologies, the UN Chef de Cabinet has told a meeting of the General Assembly to review progress. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: African Solutions to African Problems - Reframing Science Innovation
[IPS] Durban -- Africa is plagued by many epidemics -- from tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS to malaria and wild polio -- but the continent has also worked for decades to fight these threats. The key to beating these deadly diseases is turning inward to existing expertise and finding locally driven solutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ruling On Deliberate Infection With HIV Set for June 16
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is seeking freedom for its client being charged with deliberate infection of HIV after she allegedly infected her boyfriend. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 9, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Over 3 million People On New HIV Drug, but Not All Smooth Sailing
[spotlight] The introduction of the antiretroviral drug dolutegravir arguably represents the biggest advance in HIV treatment in the last decade. Dolutegravir is highly effective at suppressing HIV in the body, it has fewer side effects than the drugs it is replacing, and HIV struggles to become resistant to it. It is also cheap. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 4, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news