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

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

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

Origin of the Monkeypox Outbreak Becomes Clearer to Scientists
Even as cases rise, genetic analysis suggests that the virus has been silently circulating in people since 2018. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Animals Smallpox Monkeypox Rodents Mice Disease Rates Sexually Transmitted Diseases Viruses Rats your-feed-health Africa Nigeria Source Type: news

Scientists Zero In on the Origins of the Monkeypox Outbreak
Even as cases rise, genetic analysis suggests that the virus has been silently circulating in people since 2018. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Animals Smallpox Monkeypox Rodents Mice Disease Rates Sexually Transmitted Diseases Viruses Rats your-feed-health Africa Nigeria Source Type: news

Physicians Shy From Notifying Patients' Partners of STIs Physicians Shy From Notifying Patients' Partners of STIs
In a survey conducted in British Columbia, most physicians said that partner notification should be done by someone else. They also cited inaccurate information about patients ' partners.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 23, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Super-gonorrhoea: Treatment-resistant superbug becoming 'major global threat' warns expert
SCIENTISTS have warned the antibiotic-resistant strain of super-gonorrhoea may pose a "major global threat" in the wake of an Austrian man catching the sexually transmitted disease. It comes as MPs have been urged to increase efforts to tackle the rise of superbugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Super Gonorrhea Strain Detected, Causes Sexually Transmitted Infection In Austrian Man
It's the second extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae that's been found. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

Why the monkeypox outbreak is mostly affecting men who have sex with men
Ever since monkeypox started sickening thousands of people worldwide this spring, two big questions have loomed: Why is a virus that has never managed to spread beyond a few cases outside Africa suddenly causing such a big, global outbreak? And why are the overwhelming majority of those affected men who have sex with men (MSM)? A long history of work on sexually transmitted infections and early studies of the current outbreak suggest the answers may be linked: The virus may have made its way into highly interconnected sexual networks within the MSM community, where it can spread in ways that it cannot in the ge...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 20, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

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

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

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

STI: WHO investigates reports of monkeypox in semen – symptoms
MONKEYPOX is not a sexually transmitted disease, rather it is a viral infection spread through skin-to-skin contact and large droplets. However, this could be about to change as the WHO investigates reports of the virus being found in semen. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Hepatitis C an STI? Is Hepatitis C an STI?
"In hepatitis C –discordant heterosexual couples, hepatitis C does not appear to be sexually transmitted."Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 17, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

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