Africa:Using a Smartphone to Test for HIV, Flu, Dengue Fever
[East African] Scientists have developed an affordable, quick test for a number of common infectious diseases including HIV, flu and dengue fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:NGO Marks Milestone After Medical Care for One Million HIV/Aids Patients
[Premium Times] A non-governmental organisation says it has reached a milestone in its history after providing medical care to over one million persons living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

LGBT thought police now a danger to public health as Twitter bans LifeSiteNews for science article covering spread of STDs among gay men
(Natural News) In “progressive” America today, you’re no longer allowed to mention the scientific facts about the spread of STDs among gay men. Twitter has just banned LifeSiteNews for daring to report the scientific facts about gay sex spreading many blood-borne diseases. Because the LGBT thought police now run all the tech giants, any fact-based... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi:Chikwawa Registers Progress in Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
[Nyasa Times] Chikwawa District Health Office (DHO) has disclosed it is making positive strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Self-lubricating condoms will reduce STIs by being 'more appealing'
Researchers from Boston University have created a condom (pictured) that secretes a lubricant when it comes into contact with bodily fluids. This avoids couples having to apply messy lube. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New self-lubricating condoms could boost their use, prevent STDs
Self-lubricating condoms may be the answer in helping prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, researchers have found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-lubricating condoms will reduce STIs by making contraception 'more appealing'
Researchers from Boston University have created a condom (pictured) that secretes a lubricant when it comes into contact with bodily fluids. This avoids couples having to apply messy lube. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulator seizes thousands of fake STI test kits
Public willing to buy ‘risky’ products online Related items fromOnMedica Free home testing kit for HIV launched Sexually transmitted infections Internet-based testing for STIs doubles uptake Rates of syphilis continue to rise Regulator issues warning over unreliable HIV testing kits (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections
Scientists hope it'll make condoms easier to use and cut rates of sexually transmitted infections. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preteens' HPV Shot Won't Encourage Early Sex, Study Says
MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- Despite some parents'fears, girls who get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) do not see it as permission to have sex, a new study finds. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa:SA Becomes the First Country to Transplant an Organ From a Living HIV-Positive Donor
[Bhekisisa] This HIV-positive mother asked doctors to allow her to save her child. Read how she made history. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:HIV-Positive Children to Take Soluble ARVs
[Monitor] Kampala -Parents will soon find it easier to give antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to children below 10 years as scientists have started developing the drug that can be soluble in porridge and other liquids. This is planned to encourage good adherence and viral load suppression. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Key Population Dying in Silence - Manerela
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living With or Personally Affected with HIV and Aids (MANERELA) has expressed concern with the abuse key population or minority groups continue to face in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:What You Need to Know About SA's Historic Liver Transplant From an HIV-Positive Donor
[Bhekisisa] How could a baby get an organ from a person living with HIV and not automatically contract the virus? The experts weigh in. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Multi-dose treatment more effective for STD than standard method
The most common curable sexually transmitted disease isn't as effectively treated with the recommended single dose of medication compared with multi-doses. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Primary Counsellors Trained in Sign Language
[Zimbabwe Standard] In their quest to end Aids by 2030 without leaving anyone behind, the National Aids Council (NAC) and the Health and Child Care ministry held the first- ever sign language and special needs training programme for primary counsellors in HIV and Aids. This follows realisation that there was an information gap in information dissemination to and among those with hearing impairments. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Liver Transplant From HIV+ Living Donor to Negative Recipient - Key Ethical Issues
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has a dire shortage of organ donors. This means that doctors struggle to find suitable donor organs for critically ill patients who would die without receiving a transplant. Sometimes they have to make tough calls such as using a blood group incompatible organ to save a patient's life - even if this comes with additional risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Ages 27 to 45
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Gardasil 9, a vaccine against nine strains of the human papillomavirus for older age groups. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY and JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Gardasil (Vaccine) Vaccination and Immunization Sexually Transmitted Diseases Food and Drug Administration Merck & Company Inc Cancer Source Type: news

Study finds standard treatment for common STD doesn't eliminate parasite in some women
(Tulane University) A new study led by an infectious disease epidemiologist at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine could change the way doctors treat a common sexually transmitted disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

STI clinics are 'struggling to cope' with spreading infections because of online dating apps
Cases of syphilis rose by 53 per cent between 2016 and 2017 in Wales and experts say the rising popularity of online dating apps like Tinder and Grindr could be helping to spread STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Must Address Access to ARV Drugs
[Monitor] Many people in Kyenjojo District have fallen off the anti-retroviral treatment schedule because of long distances to the drugs collection health centres. The affected people say they cannot raise money for transport to collect their drugs. Some of them stopped taking their ARVs more than a year ago while others have taken several months without accessing the drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Halfway On, World Off-Mark On Aids War - UNAIDS
[New Era] A senior United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) official says that although notable progress has been made globally against HIV and AIDS, the world is still off the mark with respect to targets related to combating the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:NACA - Nigeria to Know Her HIV Prevalence Status Soon
[This Day] The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has revealed that Nigeria would soon know the true status of HIV prevalence in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Reducing HIV, other STIs among young black women in South Africa
(University of Illinois at Chicago) The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of eight universities awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among adolescents and young adults in Africa and Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana:HIV/Aids Deaths Decline
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government's effort to offer antiretroviral drugs has helped reduce HIV/AIDS related deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Bishops Say No to Condom Use, Insist on Abstinence
[Nation] Catholic bishops reiterated their opposition to the use of condoms to fight HIV/Aids, calling for abstinence among unmarried couples. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Children to Get HIV Drugs in Powder Form
[Nation] Scientists have developed a new HIV drug available in powder form. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Discrimination Makes Positive Living Hard for Adolescents
[The Herald] Stigma towards people living with HIV has been blamed for many negative consequences including poor adherence to therapy and psychological stress. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:I Am HIV+ and I Am Receiving Palliative Care - Because I Matter
[263Chat] My name is David and I live in Chitungwiza with my wife, six children and my elderly father. When my wife got sick, we both agreed to go for HIV testing. We both tested HIV positive. Later, I started suffering from a mild headache. Then, unexpectedly my daughter died. We did not know what she died from. Soon my headaches were extremely painful. I thought that the pain was because of the emotional stress from the loss of my beloved daughter. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda Switches to HIV Super Drug Dolutegravir
[East African] Uganda is the latest African country to switch to Dolutegravir (DTG) as the first line drug to treat HIV, but women of reproductive age will be excluded from the regimen over fears of potential side effects on unborn babies, experts say. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Sign Language for HIV/Aids Counsellors
[The Herald] The National Aids Council, in conjunction with Government, recently conducted a training workshop for HIV and Aids counsellors for the deaf after it emerged that they were not easily accessing information regarding the infection and the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:The Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases Is Finally Within Reach
[Speak Up Africa] Over the past six and a half years, we've witnessed an extraordinary international endeavour to stamp out Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), a group of dangerous, destructive conditions that threaten the lives and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. NTDs earned their name because they were relatively unknown and overlooked for decades. But that is rapidly changing, thanks to the coordinated efforts of governments, health and development organizations, donors, and private companies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Take a Number: Syphilis Rises Sharply Among Newborns
Along with an increase in adult infections, the rate of infants born with the disease has reached a 20-year high. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Syphilis Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Rwanda:With Global Partnerships, Aids Can Be Defeated, Says First Lady
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that with global cooperation and goodwill, the fight against HIV/AIDS can be won, once and for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

STD Rates Soaring Nationwide STD Rates Soaring Nationwide
Recent rapidly increased rates have reversed years of declines in the number of STDs. What's going on?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Nigeria:Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV
[Vanguard] Despite the fact that HIV is no longer a death sentence if individuals living with it can take their treatments religiously, yet, women and girls living with it still pass through hell in the society. However, findings reveal that intolerance and ignorance are the major reasons behind their victimizations, Juliet Umeh writes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria's New HIV/Aids Prevalence Rate Will Be Out Soon - NACA
[Guardian] The Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) is on its way in Rivers state which is targeted to help the country establish the true prevalence rate of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Syphilis Rates In Babies Are At a 20-Year High, CDC Says
The number of babies born with syphilis in the U.S. more than doubled between 2013 and 2017, according to new federal data. Rates of congenital syphilis, which a mother passes to her baby during pregnancy or delivery, rose by more than 150% between 2013 and 2017, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 918 babies were born with syphilis in 2017, the report says. That’s up from 362 in 2013 and is the highest number in 20 years. Most of these cases were clustered in Western and Southern states, with 281 in California alone. A woman with syphilis can be treated with ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Cases of newborns with syphilis doubles in four years - CDC
The number of newborns born with syphilis has reached a 20-year high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, tracking a general increase in several sexually transmitted infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Online sperm donors are pressuring women into unprotected sex
Growing numbers of women are reportedly using unregulated websites to find free sperm donors and are putting themselves at risk of abuse and STIs, experts have warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online sperm donors are harassing women and pressuring them into unprotected sex
Growing numbers of women are reportedly using unregulated websites to find free sperm donors and are putting themselves at risk of abuse and STIs, experts have warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual and reproductive healthcare for women asylum seekers in Switzerland: a multi-method evaluation - Cignacco E, Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein F, S énac C, Hurni A, Wyssmüller D, Grand-Guillaume-Perrenoud JA, Berger A.
BACKGROUND: Forced migration significantly endangers health. Women face numerous health risks, including sexual violence, lack of contraception, sexually transmitted disease, and adverse perinatal outcomes. Therefore, sexual and reproductive healthcare is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda:City of Kigali Seeks to Reduce HIV Prevalence in the Next Five Years
[New Times] The City of Kigali and its partners have committed to reducing HIV/AIDS prevalence under a new strategic plan to fight the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of STDs in men
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect anyone, but some symptoms are different for men and women. In this article, we look at the signs and symptoms of common STIs in men and when they typically occur. We also discuss how to diagnose, prevent, and treat STIs in men. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Nigeria:Beyond the Violence in Northern Nigeria
[Wellbeing Women] Imagine your little daughter -- real or hypothetical -- at the age of 8 years.   Imagine her being left without a home, school, or even a parent to look after her.  Imagine her being left to the mercy of traffickers who will commodity her; trade her for money or sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:The Role of Family Planning in Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
[Wellbeing Women] Women continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with women accounting for more than half of the number of people living with HIV/AIDs worldwide.   A 2013 UNAIDS report showed that an estimated 1.5 million women living with HIV gave birth to children, and 240,000 children worldwide acquire HIV yearly -- the majority of whom contract the disease from their mothers during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or breastfeeding, and it is described by the terms "vertical transmis (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia:Liwen Steps Up Fight Against HIV
[Observer] The Liberian Women Empowerment Network (LIWEN) in collaboration with Action Aid Liberia, along with support from Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), over the weekend distributed condoms to 385 persons in Montserrado County, in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and unwanted pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Impressive Efforts to End HIV Get Recognition
[The Herald] Zimbabwe could see new HIV infections among 15- to 29-year-olds drop by a third within a decade if the country scales up available prevention tools over the next five years, the second annual Goalkeepers Data Report launched yesterday by The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:RC Calls for Intensified Campaign to Address HIV/Aids in Region
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC), Brigadier General Marco Gigati has appealed to the area residents to increase awareness on fighting HIV/AIDS as a warning that the disease was still a major killer in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Safest condoms and methods of use
Most condom brands are safe, but people should still check the labels to make sure they are effective against pregnancy and STIs. Novelty and natural condoms may not be as safe as others. Male and female condoms have slightly different safety levels. In this article, we look at the safest condoms and how to use them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news