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Kenya:State Gives Murang'a Farmers Free Condoms to Prevent HIV
[Nation] The government has given more than 250,000 farmers in Murang'a County free condoms in an effort to enhance family planning and prevent the spread of HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:World Aids Day Commemorations With Oyo
[Namibian] As part of global commemorations of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Ombeja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) Dance Troupe is giving a live performance to help raise awareness to tackle this issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Testing and Treating HIV
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -July 11, 2012 is memorable for Joseph Lukwago. It is the day the 47-year old started taking Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. He had tested HIV positive in 2010. And back, he says, thought he had only a short time to live. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Nearly 21 Million People Now Have Access to HIV Treatment - UN Agency
[UN News] About 20.9 million people now have access to the antiretroviral therapy, according to a new report by the UN agency leading the global push to end AIDS, spotlighting that this remarkable progress has been made possible by people living with HIV demanding their rights, strong leadership and financial commitment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Isles Targets the Youth in Campaign for Zero HIV/Aids Infections
[Daily News] ZANZIBAR is among countries that have successfully maintained a low HIV/AIDS prevalence rate ever since the first case was diagnosed in 1986. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:HIV Patients Share ARVs As Shortage Hits Lamwo
[Monitor] Ms Christine Ayet, 55, a resident of Kamama Central village in Moroto Parish, Palabek Gem Sub-county, Lamwo District, tested HIV positive in 2011 at Palabek Gem Health Center III l. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

EverlyWell rakes in millions in sales in first year — even before upcoming 'Shark Tank' appearance
With a range of at-home diagnostic kits testing things from sexually transmitted diseases to blood sugar, EverlyWell has found a receptive market. But the CEO discovered that there are notable costs that come along with the free advertising that comes from appearing on the hit ABC reality TV show "Shark Tank." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Namibia:Circulating Others' Alleged HIV Status Condemned
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's Ombudsman Advocate John Walters questioned what joy some people derived from circulating others' HIV status on social media. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Chevron Contributes $5m to HIV Fund to in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), announced the disbursement of US$2.5 million donated by Chevron to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), for the implementation of the Chevron-Global Fund Anti-Retroviral Treatment Service Maintenance Program (ART Program), in Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo and Lagos States. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:Mass Non-Surgical Circumcision 'Prepex' Curbing HIV Transmission in Rwanda
[New Times] Kamanzi Alex is one of thousands of Rwanda men who have finally decided to have the cut - get circumcised. He has come for his second and last immunization jab against tetanus prior the procedure at Rwamagana hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do you gain weight with a birth control implant?
A look at birth control implants and weight gain. Included is information on the causes of weight gain and other birth control implant side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Malawi:Group to Build LGBTI Inclusiveness Among Faith Community
[Nyasa Times] One of Malawi's faith based organisations Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected with HIV and Aids (MANERELA) has embarked on a new project under the theme 'Building LGBTI Inclusive Faith Communities in Malawi'. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana:Couple Wins Maiden Pregnancy Pageant
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Kesalopa Folae and her partner Juit Tshetlhana walked away with the Best Pregnant Couple crown over the weekend after battling it out with nine other contestants. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Multiple STI POC Tests With a'Sample First' Approach Multiple STI POC Tests With a'Sample First' Approach
What benefits might a'sample first'clinical pathway offer in the diagnosis and treatment of STIs?Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria:HIV/Aids - Nigerians to Get Tools to Do Self-Tests At Home - Minister
[Premium Times] Nigerians will soon have more access to HIV self-test kits, which will allow them know their HIV status from the comfort of their homes, the minister of health, Isaac Adewole, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Research Shows HIV Remission Is Possible
[CSJNews] The cure for HIV and AIDS may not be found this year or next year but there is hope as research shows HIV remission is possible, writes CAROLINE TIEMESSEN (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Global Fund Gets Chevron's N2 Billion to Reduce HIV Infections, Boost Treatment
[Guardian] Determined to reduce estimated 220,000 new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections, 160, 000 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths, 37,000 Mother-To-Child Transmission (MTCT) of the virus as well as improve access to treatment for people living with the disease, Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), has announced the disbursement of US$5 million (N2 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Lies, Love and HIV - City Wife Hid Her HIV Status for 10 Years
[Nairobi News] Whichever way she looked at it, Renny Mbori knew the plan she had in mind was the epitome of desperation, but she had to go ahead with it. Ten years of playing hide-and-seek with her husband had taken a toll on her conscience, and today she had to let the secret out. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Plans N1 Billion Support to Fight HIV and Aids Through NHIs
[Guardian] The Federal Government said on Monday that it would support the fight against HIV and AIDS programmes through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What birth control methods take the shortest and longest time to work?
A look at how long it takes for birth control to work. Included is information on a variety of methods, and the duration it takes for them to be effective. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Native American Heritage/ Endowment / Research News
This study evaluates treatment outcomes from a clinical cohort with task-sharing between a clinical nurse practitioner and a medical officer. The researchers examined opportunities to increase treatment rates for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa.     Read more   Climate Change ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nigeria:Group Raises Alarm On Rise of HIV Infection in Adolescent Girls
[Guardian] Love International, a non-governmental organisation has raised concern over the rise of the new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), among adolescent girls and young women in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:SFH Launches Flex Condoms in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Society for Family Health, SFH Nigeria has introduced five new variants of Flex condoms to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy in the society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Miami reports its first Zika infection of the year
A couple in Miami tested positive for the Zika virus that was sexually transmitted after one of the partners traveled to several countries, including Cuba. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perceived risk of intimate partner violence among STI clinic patients: implications for partner notification and patient-delivered partner therapy - John SA, Walsh JL, Cho YI, Weinhardt LS.
Patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is the practice of providing patients diagnosed with a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) medication to give directly to their partner for treatment without requiring the partner to participate in diagno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Condoms with spermicide: Do they work?
Spermicide condoms are designed to kill the sperm before they can reach the egg. Are they any more effective than regular condoms? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

CDC warns outbreak of eye syphilis is not slowing down
More than 200 people across 20 states were diagnosed with the sexually-transmitted disease in their eyes between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of EYE syphilis is not slowing down, CDC warns  
More than 200 people across 20 states were diagnosed with the sexually-transmitted disease in their eyes between 2014 and 2016, according to data from the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed in Miami-Dade
The individual's partner recently traveled to areas where Zika transmission could occur, Florida health officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi:Rights Bodies Defy Criminalising Transmission of HIV
[Nyasa Times] Stakeholders have described the new HIV and AIDS Bill as 'a bad law' and a disaster to happen as it is discriminatory and will impede the fight against AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:HIV - 80 Percent Transmission in Nigeria Through Sex - Unicef
[Leadership] Kaduna -Communication Specialist with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Kaduna Field Office, Rabiu Musa has disclosed that about 80% of the HIV transmission in Nigeria happened through sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vertical Transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis Vertical Transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis
What does this data tell us about the risk of mother-to-child transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis infections?Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:HIV Test Results Go Uncollected
[The Herald] About 18 percent of people who tested for HIV in Bulawayo from January to June this year did not collect their results, statistics show. According to the National Aids Council (nac) second quarter report for Bulawayo province, 6 322 people were tested and 5 154 of them have been initiated on anti-retroviral medication. "From January to June this year, 67 618people tested for HIV in the whole province. Of those, 6 322 tested HIV positive, but 18 percent of those results were not accounted for. From those, 3 (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:ARVs Stock-Out Sparks Fear of Mass Drug Resistance
[Observer] Civil society organisations and people living with HIV/Aids have warned that almost a million Ugandans could develop resistance to first-line anti-retroviral therapy if nothing is done about the nation-wide stock-out of drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

America's STI hotspots revealed in map
A comprehensive map of STIs across the United States, based on 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, revealed where STIs are most common. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Some sexually transmitted infections reach record highs
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention?(CDC) has released new data showing that health care providers diagnosed more than 2 million people with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2016. That's a record high in the U.S. https://youtu.be/wIH4WsPGg_E Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script. Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nigeria:Partners Commit $100m to Re-Base HIV Epidemic in Nigeria
[Leadership] Federal government's partners in the fight against HIV/AIDS have set aside US$100 million to conduct a national survey to rebase the HIV epidemic in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Colleges Miss Out On HIV/Aids Project
[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -Frequent closures of colleges under the University of Malawi (UNIMA) have made students pay dearly as they have missed out as beneficiaries of HIV and Aids project implemented by Students Christian Organization of Malawi (SCOM). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: What is an STI?
An?estimated 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur in the U.S. each year, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You may be hearing the term sexually transmitted infection used more, instead of sexually transmitted disease (STD).?Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, explains why there's a change in the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Africa:How to Tell Your Child You Have HIV
[Bhekisisa] More than three decades into the HIV epidemic, some conversations haven't become any easier. This is one of them. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan:EU Announces €106 Million Support Package for People Affected By the Crises in Sudan
[PR Newswire] Brussels -The European Commission has announced a ?106 million support package - ?46 million in humanitarian assistance and ?60 million for development - to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:The Global Fund Forms Partnership to Find Missing Cases of TB
[GFO] The Global Fund, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Stop TB Partnership and 13 countries with a high burden of TB have launched a program to find and treat an additional 1.5 million missing cases of TB by the end of 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Man Nabbed for Infecting Girlfriend With HIV
[New Zimbabwe] A LOVE AFFAIR turned sour recently when a 26 year old Mabvuku man purportedly deliberately infected his girlfriend with HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:MP Lobbies With Council for NGO Support
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Member of Parliament for Thyolo Thava, Mary Navicha, on Wednesday asked Thyolo district council to financially assist National Association of People living with HIV and Aids in Malawi (NAPHAM). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Global Fund Provides Update On Incentive Funding Awarded to Nigeria and India
[GFO] The awards were conditional on the recipient countries coming up with matching funds (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Zambezi to Combat Harmful Cultural Practices
[New Era] Oshakati -Libula and Chinchimane residents in Zambezi Region have expressed their willingness to partake in the fight against harmful practices enforced against girls and women, which violate their human rights and adds to the high HIV prevalence rate in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:South African Lawyers Arrested Dar for 'Promoting Homosexuality' Being Held 'Illegally'
[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Over 40m Infected With HIV in Two Decades - Govt
[Citizen] Dodoma -The number of Tanzanians who are turning out for voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/Aids has increased from 1,898 in 1997 to 42, 021,146 by June, this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:U.S. Aids Relief Body Targets Over 1,2 Million People
[Citizen] In October last year, Tanzania launched an ambitious strategy known as "Test and Treat," to curtail HIV/Aids. The country aims at putting on ARV treatment everyone found to be HIV-positive, regardless of their CD4 count. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Men who perform oral sex on women 'more at risk of mouth and throat cancers'
Conclusion This study uses a large amount of national data to give us an idea about which groups of people have the greatest risk of carrying potentially cancer-causing oral HPV . But while oral HPV may increase people's risk of mouth and throat cancers, the actual number who would go on to develop cancer is extremely small. This study has limitations, which are worth bearing in mind: It only looked at whether people had oral HPV at a single point in time. This makes it difficult to know at what point they became infected and how much this could be down to other risk factors such as smoking, oral sex and number of partne...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news