Namibia: UNAIDS Executive Byanyima Visits Windhoek's Hakahana Clinic
[Namibia Economist] The Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Winnie Byanyima, recently paid a visit to beneficiaries of the U.S.-funded DREAMS project in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Biden Administration Warned That it is Courting Disaster on Global Covid-19 Vaccines
[AHF] AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today called on U.S. President Joseph R. Biden to support the temporary waiver of patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines as currently proposed at the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The Indian and South African governments, along with 175 former heads of state and governments, WTO member states, and Nobel laureates are calling on Biden to support the waiver that would relax patent rules in order to boost vaccine supplies for the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV/Aids Prevalence Rate in Benue Drops From 12.9% to 4.7%
[Leadership] Makurdi -- The prevalence rate for the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus, HIV, which causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, AIDS, has dropped from 12.9 per cent to 4.7 per cent in Benue State. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Mother Seeks Financial Assistance to Pay Her Child's Medical Bills
[Foroyaa] A mother of a 16-year-old school-going child is seeking eight thousand five hundred dalasi to pay her daughter's medical bills. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Worm infestation in intestine has a remote effect on viral defenses
(University of Bonn) Infection with parasitic intestinal worms (helminths) can apparently cause sexually transmitted viral in-fections to be much more severe elsewhere in the body. This is shown by a study led by the Universities of Cape Town and Bonn. According to the study, helminth-infected mice developed significantly more severe symptoms after infection with a genital herpes viruses (Herpes Simplex Virus). The researchers suspect that these results can also be transferred to humans. The results have now appeared in the journal Cell Host& Microbe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. STD Rate at Record High Again
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- Statistics for 2019 -- the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- show that sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates in the United States hit a new high again for the sixth... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Syphilis Cases in Calif Drive a Record Year for STDs Nationwide Syphilis Cases in Calif Drive a Record Year for STDs Nationwide
In California and the US, about half of syphilis cases are in men who have sex with men. More than a third of women in the West who have syphilis also use meth, which has surged in recent years.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

America's STD Rate at Record High Again: CDC
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- There's another epidemic sweeping the United States: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Statistics for 2019 -- the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- show that STD rates... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Tables Turned in Deliberate HIV Transmission Case
[The Herald] The 48-year-old Harare man who took his lover to court on accusations of deliberately infecting him with HIV, allegedly wilfully removed protection during intimacy, the State has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Worm infections leave African women more vulnerable to STIs
(University of Birmingham) Intestinal worm infections can leave women in sub-Saharan Africa more vulnerable to sexually-transmitted viral infections, a new study reveals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections during COVID-19 pandemic
One in 5 Americans has a sexually transmitted infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Week, April 12-17, the CDC encourages discussion, testing and help to remove the stigma surrounding sexually transmitted infections and diseases. During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic reports of sexually [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

STDs reach all-time in US for sixth consecutive year
A new report from CDC found that in 2019, there were 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, marking the sixth consecutive year STDs have reached an all-time high in the U.S. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STD rates in U.S. rose in 2019 for sixth consecutive year, CDC says
Reported annual cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States continued to climb in 2019, reaching an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year, according to figures released by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: HIV and Cervical Cancer - Behind South Africa's Dramatically High Numbers
[Daily Maverick] A recent study published in The Lancet found that women living with HIV made up an astonishing 63.4% of new cervical cancer cases in South Africa in 2018. Spotlight spoke to local experts about the links between HIV and cervical cancer in South Africa, and how cervical cancer is prevented, tested for and treated in the public sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First patient-derived organoid model for cervical cancer
(Hubrecht Institute) Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers developed the first patient-derived organoid model for cervical cancer. They also modelled the healthy human cervix using organoids. The researchers used the platform to study sexually transmitted infections for a herpes virus. The model can potentially also be used to study human papillomavirus (HPV), which is one of the main causes of cervical cancer. The results will be published in Cell Stem Cell on the 13th of April, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vaginal Gel Shows Promise in Preventing Common STIs Vaginal Gel Shows Promise in Preventing Common STIs
Already approved as a contraceptive, this gel was tested for safety and effectiveness in preventing chlamydia and gonorrhea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 69% Males Engaged in Sex With Men Used Condoms in 2020 - Nac
[New Zimbabwe] THE National Aids Council (NAC) 2021 Global AIDS Monitoring report shows at least 69.2% of Men having Sex with other Men (MSM) used condoms in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Let's Save Ugandan Lives with Abortion Law Clarity
[allAfrica] Until I witnessed a death from complications of an unsafe abortion, I never felt comfortable talking about abortion services. Joan (not her real name) was an intelligent and hardworking girl who lived in my village. One of her dreams was to attend university. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID testing blitz undermined screening, fight against STDs
Public health officials are struggling to catch up on screening for sexually transmitted infections after last year's unprecedented COVID-19 testing push (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: People Living With HIV Urged to Shun Misinformation
[The Herald] Senior Writer (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: State, USAID Wrangle Over Sh90 Million ARVs Import Tax
[Nation] The lives of 1.5 million HIV patients are in jeopardy as life-saving drugs worth Sh2.1 billion remain stuck at the port of Mombasa over a tax dispute between Kenya and the donor, US Agency for International Development (USAid). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabweans Used Over 85 Million Condoms in 2020
[New Zimbabwe] NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) said it had projected a target for male condoms at 100 million and over 5 million for female condoms on 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Tsholotsho Has Highest HIV Prevalence Rate in the Country
[New Zimbabwe] A NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) 2021 Global AIDS Monitoring Report indicates that Tsholotsho district has the highest HIV prevalence rate in the country with the lowest being Binga. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Committee chaired by YSPH Dean Sten Vermund aims to reduce STIs in the U.S.
Researchers on the federal committee have generated a series of recommendations aimed at reversing a rising national trend of sexually transmitted infections. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nigeria: LASG, NACA Empower 180 Vulnerable, Persons With HIV/Aids With Vocational Skills
[This Day] The Lagos State Government in partnership with the National Agency of the Control of AIDS (NACA) has empowered 180 vulnerable indigents, and Persons Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Lagos communities with various economic skills. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Covid Pandemic Has Big Effect in Small Nation
[VOA] Mbabane -- Eddie Simelane is a patient. Every two months, this 46-year-old, HIV-positive father of four wakes up early to line up at a government clinic near eSwatini's capital for his supply of free anti-retroviral medication. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: The Power of Disclosure
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] Adherence and Confidence Are Keys to Fighting TB and HIV (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Stigma Against Women With HIV in Swaziland Rife, Human Rights Review Told
[Swazi Media] The stigma faced by people with HIV in Swaziland (eSwatini) continues to be widespread with a particularly damning effect upon women and girls, according to a submission to a United Nations group's investigation into human rights in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: First Lady Seeks Stronger Partnerships to End HIV Mother-to-Child Transmission
[Nation] First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is calling for renewed commitment to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV and Syphilis in the country through concerted efforts to accelerate progress made towards achieving eMTCT by promotion of stronger partnerships. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Are Indications for a Ileostomy?
Discussion There are three types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease (CD) – can affect entire gastrointestinal tract but often is discontinuous (i.e., has skipped areas), has transmural inflammation and disease, has granulomas Ulcerative colitis (UC) – affects the colon, is continuous (i.e., has no skipped areas) and has superficial mucosal ulcerations Unclassified IBD – has chronic colitis but not specific features of CD or UC The specific pathogenesis appears to be multifactorial with having a genetic predisposition (1.6 – 30% risk of developing UC if patient has first deg...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Uganda: Ministry to Recruit HIV Counsellors for Workers
[Monitor] The Ministry of Gender has proposed recruitment of HIV counsellors in all public institutions across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New NAS Report Seeks to Modernize STI Paradigm New NAS Report Seeks to Modernize STI Paradigm
Sexually transmitted infections are rising in the United States, and antiquated approaches to prevention and care do not seem to be curbing the spread. A new report offers evidence-based recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Africa: Why South Africa's HIV Prevention Programmes Should Include Sex Worker Clients
[The Conversation Africa] There are around 150,000 sex workers in South Africa. The National Strategic Plan on HIV identifies sex workers as a "key population" at high risk of HIV. HIV prevalence for female sex workers ranged from 48% to 72% in 2013/2014. This was much higher than for adult women in the general population, where prevalence was 14.4%. Reducing the prevalence of HIV among sex workers is prioritised as a critical national-level response to HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In trying to contain COVID-19, we could be missing spread of HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis, experts warn
Public health experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed other epidemics that need attention. Testing for HIV and hepatitis C has plummeted in Saskatchewan, where blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections continue to spread at alarming rates. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against HIV, Stis, Covid-19 - Mekoto Population Sensitized, Screened
[Cameroon Tribune] A team of the "Social Vaccine" campaign spearheaded by First Lady, Chantal Biya, was at the locality in the Mintom Subdivision on March 5, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World TB Day - HIV, Smoking Main Drivers of TB Burden in Nigeria - Govt
[Daily Trust] The federal government has identified under-nutrition, HIV, diabetes, smoking and alcohol use as the main drivers of the tuberculosis burden in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Clock Is Ticking - It's Time to End TB Deaths Among People With HIV!
[WHO] In the run up to World TB Day, WHO has released new data from over 84 countries on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the TB response, and launched new guidelines on systematic TB screening to help countries bridge the gap in diagnosis and care. As a result of COVID-19, notifications of people with TB dropped by 21% globally in 2020, compared with 2019. Late diagnosis of TB results in onward transmission within households and communities, as well as an increased burden of TB and poor outcomes, includin (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Director-General's Introductory Message At the Special Session of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board
[WHO] Your Excellency, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social Services for Namibia (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Despite Increasing Rates of STIs, Federal Investment Has Been Flat - Report Recommends Approach to Address Structural Drivers of STIs While Expanding No-Cost Care Services, New Vaccines and Diagnostics
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) impose billions of dollars in medical costs in the U.S., but STI prevention and control is chronically underfunded, stigmatized, and siloed from efforts to promote overall health and well-being, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria and Global Fund Launch New Grants to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria
[Global Fund] Abuja -- Nigeria and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have launched three new grants to strengthen the fight against HIV, TB and malaria and build resilient and sustainable systems for health. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Westerhof Urges MPs Disclosing Covid-19 Status to Do Same With HIV
[New Zimbabwe] Pan-African Positive Women Coalition Zimbabwe national director, Tendayi Westerhof has challenged politicians and other public officials who have publicly revealed contracting Covid-19 to do the same with their HIV status. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Brazilian protocol for sexually transmitted infections 2020: sexual violence - Menezes MLB, Ara újo MAL, Santos ASDD, Gir E, Bermúdez XPD.
This article addresses sexual violence, a topic that makes up the Clinical Protocol and Therapeutic Guidelines for Comprehensive Care for People with Sexually Transmitted Infections, published by the Ministry of Health of Brazil. Guidance is given to manag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Africa: AUC Signs Memorandum of Understanding With UNAIDS for a Better Response to HIV/Aids
[African Union] For a more vital and stronger partnership for a better response to HIV/AIDS, the African Union Commission (AUC) signed an MoU with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to facilitate co-operation and collaboration between the two organizations to cooperate in all issues with regards to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, management and control, through harmonized and effective responses, in line with the catalytic framework to end HIV, TB and Malaria by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: More Men Die of HIV Than Women
[Namibian] STATISTICS have shown that more men died of HIV/AIDS in 2016 and 2017 compared to women. Moreover, deaths due to road traffic accidents were three times higher among men than women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A hybrid evaluation-optimization trial to evaluate an intervention targeting the intersection of alcohol and sex in college students and simultaneously test an additional component aimed at preventing sexual violence - Tanner AE, Guastaferro KM, Rulison KL, Wyrick DL, Milroy JJ, Bhandari S, Thorpe S, Ware S, Miller AM, Collins LM.
BACKGROUND: Using the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST), we previously developed and optimized an online behavioral intervention, itMatters, aimed at reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STI) among first-year college students by targ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Can You Test for STDs at Home
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rwanda: Few Men Are Turning Up for HIV Test - Health Ministry
[New Times] Government is pushing more men to take HIV tests and cover the 16 per cent gap that is needed to achieve the 90-90-90 ambitious treatment target to help end the HIV pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Teacher Sued for N$300 000 Over HIV Comments
[Namibian] A TEACHER from Onamutai Combined School is being sued for N$300 000 after she claimed someone was HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Seeks N$300 000 Damages Over HIV Claim
[New Era] A northern-based woman is claiming N$300 000 in damages from another woman for allegedly claiming the former left her teaching post in 2014 because she was HIV-positive. Now an intern legal officer, Libertine Popyeni Naudyepo Shiyaleni is suing Ruth Martha Hangula in the Oshakati High Court. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

"Who are at higher sexual risk?" latent class analysis of behavioral intentions among Spanish adolescents - Morales A, Tomczyk S, Orgiles M, Espada JP.
Consistent condom use tends to be limited in youth, which makes this group especially vulnerable for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies. It is known that sexual risk may vary as a function of behavioral intentions (e.g., condo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news