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Africa: Can Continent End HIV Infections By 2030?
[Nyasa Times] World leaders including six African presidents Thursday demonstrated how the Fast Track approach to ending AIDS is working and positively positive impacting on health systems in most countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Long-term sexual satisfaction: What's the secret?
Sex is good for our health and makes us happy, studies show. Find out why so many people lose interest and what can contribute to a fulfilling sex life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

South Africa: SA to Save Billions On HIV Treatment
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has found a breakthrough pricing agreement that will speed up the availability of the first affordable, generic and single-pill HIV treatment programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Women At Risk of HIV From Bacterial Infection
[East African] Women with a history of vaginal bacterial infections have a higher chance of contracting and transmitting HIV, a study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Donors Donate 1.9bn/ - Into HIV/Aids Kitty
[Daily News] SOME 1.9bn/- is now available for the newly introduced AIDS Trust Fund as core funding for its prevention and 'enabling environment' departments. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Minister Speaks on the Spread of HIV/Aids
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Since 1985, Botswana has embarked on a warfare against the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigating its impact, says Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Mr Edwin Batshu. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Governor Appeals for Help in HIV-Aids Fight
[Namibian] Kavango West governor Sirkka Ausiku has appealed to the private sector, especially those in healthcare, to contribute to eliminating HIV-Aids in the region and the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Probe Into Syringes Used to Inject Learners Underway
[SAnews.gov.za] A police case has been opened against the owner of the syringes used to inject learners at Mooifontein Primary School in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Global Fund Board Approves Transfer of Funds Within the 2014-2016 Allocation to Burkina Faso
[GFO] The Global Fund Board has approved the transfer of ? 2.6 million from within the 2014-2016 allocation to Burkina Faso. The funds are being transferred from a TB/HIV grant and an RSSH grant, where they were projected to remain unused, to a malaria grant (BFA-M-PADS) to cover a significant gap that has materialized in the malaria program. The Board was acting on a recommendation from its Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sex warning: THIS area of the UK is where you are most likely to get an STI
SEX, if unprotected, risks the spread of sexually transmitted diseases - or STIs. The areas of the UK with the worst rates have been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral sex warning: Could brushing your teeth with THIS help you prevent throat cancer?
SEX should always be practiced safely using contraception, like condoms, to prevent spread of STIs which can lead to throat cancer - but it has been suggested that using a charcoal toothpaste could also help protect you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Words Have Power. Read a Banned Book.”
What does the banning or challenging of books tell us about our society? Banned or challenged books are often books that reflect the diversity of our world. In 2015, of the 10 most challenged books, 9 of them “…contained diverse content.”  Many of these books are authored by and/or contain people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA, people of a different religion, or people with a disability. In other words, people who are minorities or not part of the dominant culture. Readers may become uncomfortable reading about unfamiliar experiences or perspectives. For many, diversity implies negative co...
Source: Dragonfly - September 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Nigeria: Two in 1,000 Are HIV Positive in Ikorodu - LSACA
[Vanguard] THE rate of HIV transmission in Lagos State and environs has dropped dramatically. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: CAR Refugee Influx Triggers HIV, Humanitarian Crises
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 140 000 civilians have fled Central African Republic to the equally-troubled Democratic Republic of Congo, triggering a severe humanitarian and health emergency. The refugees have fled deadly clashes between the pro-Muslim Seleka rebels and pro Christian anti-Balaka to settle in the North Ubangi and Bas-U élé Provinces in the neighbouring country that is suffering its militancy problems of its own. There is a great deal of concern about the massive displacement of populations and the (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Deputy President Opens Eastern Cape HIV-Aids Centre
[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to those men and women who do all they can to look after children with HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Would You or Wouldn't You? South Africans Dish About the DIY HIV Test
[Bhekisisa] South Africa is one of about three dozen countries that supports HIV self-testing, but will it catch on? Here's what people who live here had to say. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sexual behavior in Germany
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) A sexual history and consultation in the practice setting can contribute to counteracting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. This is the result of a representative survey that questioned 2524 persons about their sexual practices and sexual contacts outside their main relationships, as well as about contraceptive measures, whose results Julia Haversath and coauthors summarize in the current issue of Deutsches Ä rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2017; 114: 544-50). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Video game boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
(Yale University) A video game designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the video game as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, said the researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Talking about sex may keep desire alive
A new study looks into sexual attitudes and lifestyles to understand how the loss of sexual interest varies by gender, and what factors are behind it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Family Planning Information for All: Addressing Myths and Misconceptions about Family Planning
September 15, 2017Join HIFA for a thematic discussion on how to meet the family planning and contraception information needs of the general public, health workers, and policymakers in low- and middle-income countries.  Join us!  Back in the early 1990s, the  International Planned Parenthood Federation asked me to research and write about maternal mortality. It was a true eye-opener: the daily tragedy of maternal deaths—in huge numbers. I learned that most of these deaths are preventable, and many are the consequence of unintended pregnancies, due largely to lack of availability of modern cont race...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Women more likely than men to lose interest in sex
Conclusion This study appears to suggest that many factors increase the likelihood of both men and women reporting a lack of interest in sex. Overall, women seem to be more likely to lose interest than men. While this large study provides some insight into the possible reasons behind having a lack of interest in sex, it has a few limitations: As so many factors were considered, there were bound to be some that showed statistical significance – this could just be by chance. The cross-sectional nature of the study means we can't be sure if the specific factors reported on caused the lack of interest, or vice versa. Peo...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

5 Tips for Raising a Modern-Day Teen
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Childhood, which is available in stores, at the TIME Shop and at Amazon. Parenting an adolescent into adulthood can be difficult, frustrating, and always unpredictable. But if you can make it through the moody teenage years, while avoiding some common parenting pitfalls, a compassionate, functioning human will be waiting for you on the other side. Here are five rules of the road. Let them sleep in It’s not just a cliché. Teenagers really do sleep differently than the rest of us; they have a harder time going to bed early and a m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized how do i raise a teenager how to give a sex talk how to raise a teen how to raise a teenager Mental Health/Psychology Parenting parenting tips parenting tips teenagers Source Type: news

South Africa: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Unveils Vuyo Mbuli Empilisweni HIV and Aids and Orphans Care Centre in Ndevana, 17 Sept
[Govt of SA] Deputy President Cyril to visit the Eastern Cape on Sunday (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: New HIV Treatment Model to Reduce Hospital Crowds
[Observer] Health officials have advised people living with HIV to embrace the Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) model that aims at treating HIV infections, reducing overcrowding at health centres and long waiting hours, as well as encouraging patients' adherence to drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses
Researchers find 27 infectious agents, but it remains unknown how many can be transmitted sexually Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Aids Council - New CEO Responds to Questions About His Past
[Daily Maverick] Dr Sandile Buthelezi was recently appointed as the new head (CEO) of the South African National Aids Council. His appointment follows the suspicious non-renewal of the previous CEO Dr Fareed Abdullah's contract and unsuccessful attempts to lure Eastern Cape head of health Dr Thobile Mbengashe to the post. The success of the new National Strategic Plan implementation and the long-term survival of a robust, relevant and ethical SA National Aids Council will depend on the new CEO. Spotlight put a range of que (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: UNAIDS Reaffirms Support to Network of Persons Living With HIV
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -UNAIDS Country Director accredited to Liberia Dr. Miriam Chipimo has reaffirmed the UN coordinating body of the AIDS response support to the Liberia Network of Persons Living with HIV (LibNeP+) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Govt, U.S. Renew Partnership Against Aids
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican and United States governments on Tuesday announced in Maputo a joint annual plan that renews their partnership in the fight against AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Guideline Aims to Help Doctors Diagnose Head, Neck Masses
Lumps may signal infection or a cancer caused by a sexually transmitted virus (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Guideline Aims to Help Doctors Diagnose Head, Neck Masses
Lumps may signal infection or a cancer caused by a sexually transmitted virus (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

New Guideline Aims to Help Doctors Diagnose Head, Neck Masses
Lumps may signal infection or a cancer caused by a sexually transmitted virus Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, HPV, Neck Injuries and Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jane Campion on How Top of the Lake Changed Her Opinion on Sex Work
Throughout her career, Jane Campion has wrangled with questions of womanhood and sexuality that many mainstream films and television shows ignore. She has brought her specific style, which melds the breathtaking and the heartbreaking with idiosyncratic humor, to projects like the 1993 Oscar winner The Piano and, more recently, the detective series Top of the Lake. The second season of that show is now underway on SundanceTV as Campion, the first female director to win the Palme d‘Or at Cannes, celebrates her career in a retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center through Sept. 17. Four years after the first s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

Cameroon: Aids-Free-Holiday Caravan in New Bell
[Cameroon Tribune] Youths are being advised on ways of also preventing malaria, diabetes, cancer and how to ensure a healthy environment besides free HIV/AIDS screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Joins Trial on Injectable HIV Preventive Drug
[East African] After successfully piloting a study that showed an oral drug taken by HIV negative persons can reduce their risk of infection before exposure, Uganda will experiment with an injectable version of the same drug. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Understanding the effects of forced sex on sexually transmitted disease acquisition and sexually transmitted disease care: findings from the National Survey of Family Growth (2011-2013) - Brookmeyer KA, Beltran O, Abad N.
BACKGROUND: Although there is evidence for heightened sexually transmitted disease (STD) acquisition among women who experienced sexual violence, little is known about their patterns of STD testing, STD diagnosis, and STD treatment. METHODS: Data w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Put safe-sex messages in pubs to curb the rise of STIs
Adults exposed to posters encouraging them to use condoms are less likely to partake in boozed-up one night stands that could spread STIs, researchers at the University of West London said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Half a Million Young People Treated for STIs Over Two Years in Gauteng
[News24Wire] The number of sexually transmitted infections in Gauteng has increased by half a million over the last two years among young people, according to DA's Jack Bloom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be at higher risk from STIs from oral sex
STIs in pregnancy can cause serious problems for a baby. Genital herpes in third trimester means there's a 50% chance baby will get it, says nurse and author Terri Warren from Portland, Oregon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria
[This Day] Despite Nigerian Government's target to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2016, over 60,000 children are still being infected yearly in the country. Odimegwu Onwumere writes on need to tackle the scourge head on (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Research shows links between explicit material and early sexual behaviour
(British Psychological Society) Elysia said: 'Our study examined how exposure to sexually explicit material, defined as any media depicting uncensored sexual behavior, can influence the adoption of sexually risky behavior. Sexually risky behavior was defined as behavior that puts people at high risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. For this research, these behaviors referred to a lack of contraceptive use and having multiple sexual partners.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus Replicates in Human Prostate Cells Zika Virus Replicates in Human Prostate Cells
Zika virus is capable of replicating in human prostate cells, which might represent a source of sexually transmitted virus, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

3 Scientists and Planned Parenthood Win Lasker Prizes for Medical Research
(NEW YORK) — Two scientists who paved the way for widely used vaccines and another who discovered key players in cell growth have been awarded prestigious medical research awards. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation also announced Wednesday that it was giving its public service award to Planned Parenthood. Each award includes a $250,000 honorarium. The foundation’s clinical research award is shared by Dr. Douglas Lowy and John Schiller of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. In the early 1990s they began work that would eventually lead to vaccines against human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes cervical can...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Malcolm Ritter / AP Tags: Uncategorized awards medical research onetime Planned Parenthood Science Source Type: news

Botswana: Month of Prayer Against HIV/Aids Launches
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -The coordinator of National Aids Coordinating Agency (NACA) Mr Richard Matlhare said back in the days HIV/AIDS used to kill a lot of people before major interventions were made by government. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Workshop On Fighting HIV Stigma Underway
[Namibian] A FOUR-DAY workshop is underway in the capital to address stigma and discrimination as barriers to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Man Caught With R63 000 Worth of ARVs Gets R500 Bail
[News24Wire] A former paramedic, charged with unlawful possession of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) worth R63 000, was released on R500 bail in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: HIV Sliding, but War Rages
[Daily News] Poverty drives young females to marry old men, and some become sexually active before turning 15 (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Truckers Are The Major Drivers of STIs - Report
[The Herald] Truck drivers and prostitutes are the major drivers of sexually transmitted diseases, especially in border towns in the Sadc region with statistics showing that of over 10 000 tested, nearly half had STIs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Ghanzi Launches Prayer Month
[Botswana Daily News] Ghanzi -Government efforts in combating HIV and AIDS should be commended, says head of Ghanzi District Health Management Team, Dr Idriss Kempanju. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Adolescents Lead in HIV Infection Rate - Report
[Citizen] Arusha -Adolescents is the only age group where HIV rates are increasing faster in Africa, according to medical experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World Sexual Health Day: Study raises concerns about drug-resistant STI
(University of Bristol) Greater understanding of testing and treatment is needed to mitigate the rapid increase in drug resistance of a common sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to a study by the University of Bristol, published in the BMJ journal of Sexually Transmitted Infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news