Tanzania:Older HIV-Positive Children Should Be Notified
[Daily News] Arusha -CRUSADORS of the rights of children have urged lawmakers to reduce the number of years when a children infected with HIV/AIDS should be informed about their health status. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance - United States, 2017
The YRBS monitors six categories of priority health behaviors among high school students-behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity-plus the prevalence of obesity and asthma. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:Gavi and the Global Fund - Collaborating for Impact and Efficiency
[GFO] Sharing knowledge and coordinating political advocacy are two of the areas on which the organizations work together (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Civil Society Organizations Gather in Ghana to Increase Engagement in Global Fund Programs
[GFO] Health advocates from across Africa share experiences, build capacity, and strategize on how to respond to HIV, TB and malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea:Seminar On Prevention of Communicable Diseases
[Shabait] Asmara -The Department of Tourism in Southern region organized a week-long seminar on the prevention of communicable diseases with particular focus on HIV/AIDS in Dekemhare city. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Boost for HIV Programme As Mbeya RC Hands Over Two Vehicles
[Daily News] THE Mbeya Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Amos Makala, has handed over two vehicles to Mbeya City Council to facilitate handling of samples and other HIV testing materials. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Four Ongoing Tests Offer Hope Against HIV Infection
[East African] For the two decades that Moses Nsubuga, a local artiste commonly known as Supercharger, has been taking anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), his biggest worry has been the toll the drugs could take on his health. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ethiopia Unique in Halting HIV
[Ethiopian Herald] U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, Ambassador Deborah L. Birx told The Ethiopian Herald indicated that a remarkable progress is being witnessed in Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar's Aids Battle Gets 800bn/ - Boost
[Daily News] GLOBAL Fund through its New Funding Model (NFM) has approved 349 million US dollar (over 790bn/-) grant to fight HIV/AIDs epidemic in Tanzania, effective this year through 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

STIs: Why is syphilis is on the rise?
More cases of the infection were diagnosed in England last year than at any point since WW2. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2017
This report details a spike in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea in 2017 in England. There was a 20% rise in syphilis cases, and a 22% rise in gonorrhoea cases. The overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2016-17. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:HIV/Aids Patients Fail to Access Drugs As Clinics Demand U.S.$1 Per Visit
[New Zimbabwe] Goromonzi -A number of people in need of HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART), supplied for free by the government, are failing to access the drugs on time as some health centres here are demanding that each patient should pay $1 on each visit, putting the lives of the many at risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uptake of PrEP coincides with less condom use
Condom use fell by 15% between 2013 and 2017 as PrEP use rose Related items fromOnMedica Social media could help to cut STIs HIV therapy helps protect men from Hep B infection Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters Doctors neglect gay and bisexual men, health survey reveals Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chlamydia and erectile dysfunction: What's the link?
Some people who have chlamydia also experience erectile dysfunction (ED), which involves problems getting or maintaining an erection. Chlamydia can infect the prostate gland, leading to prostatitis, pain, and ED. In this article, learn more about the link between this common infection and ED, and treatments for both. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Syphilis cases hit highest level in almost 70 years in England
Cases of syphilis reported in England have reached the highest level since 1949, according to new data on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) released Tuesday by Public Health England. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New data reveals 420,000 cases of STIs diagnosed in 2017
Public Health England figures show there were 420,000 cases of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in 2017, with cases of syphilis continuing to rise. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Victorian STIs like syphilis and gonorrhoea have increased by more than 20% in the past year
Syphilis,  which can be life-threatening if it severely damages the brain, incidences rose by 20 per cent from 5,955 in 2016 to 7,137 in 2017, according to a report by Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth
Both sexually transmitted infections have gone up by about 20% in England in 2017, figures reveal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:HIV Self-Testing Is Here, Where Are Supportive Systems?
[Citizen] Finally, the HIV self-testing issue went to parliament last week, and the Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu was at it--addressing MPs on why the law needs to change to accommodate self-testing in the privacy of people's homes, offices and so on. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sex robots may do more harm than good
According to their makers, sex robots can bring many health-related benefits to users. But how realistic are these claims? A new study investigates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Kenya:Actress Wilbroda - HIV+ House Help Breastfed My Baby to Calm Him
[Nairobi News] Actress Jacky Nyaminde, popularly known as Wilbroda, has given a heart wrenching narration of how her HIV positive nanny used to breastfeed her baby to soothe him. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Grindr is developing a feature that would let users tell partners when they test positive for STIs  
Grindr is looking into adding the ability for people who test positive for STIs to notify partners. In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grindr to allow users to tell partners if they are at risk of an STI
Grindr is looking into adding the ability for people who test positive for STIs to notify partners. In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you treat vulvovaginitis at home?
Vulvovaginitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the vulva and vagina. There are many potential causes, including yeast and bacterial infections, and sexually transmitted infections. The treatment depends on the cause, and there are some potential home remedies to try. Learn more about vulvovaginitis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Morning Break: $1 Million Bad Review; Drugged Drivers; Swipe Right for STIs
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Submit HIV Programme Report to Me-RC
[Daily News] Dodoma -DODOMA Regional Commissioner (RC), Dr Binilith Mahenge, has directed all Districts and Township Councils in his area to submit to him reports on how they have been spending funds issued to them for HIV/ AIDS programmes in the past two years. Without citing the deadline of the submission(s), (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia:Victims of Fake Aids Treatment Sue Gambia's Ex-Ruler
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"I knew that one day the real story would be told." (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Minister Seeks Increased Effort in PMTCT Programme of HIV Services
[Guardian] Abuja -Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called for concerted efforts to increase the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services coverage in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Plans to Allow HIV Self-Testing
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government said on Thursday that it is planning to review the law and allow Tanzanians test HIV on their own. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:Pharmacies to Carry Self-Testing HIV Kits at Half Price
[New Times] The Ministry of Health will make available over-the-counter oral HIV self-testing kit at Rwf5,000 down from Rwf10,000, thanks to a public-private partnership with pharmaceutical agencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:'We're Firm On New Anti-HIV Strategy' - Govt
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday reiterated it was implementing the newly launched Strategic Plan IV to combat new HIV/Aids infections by 2030, urging more Tanzanian men to voluntarily get tested for the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is pyuria?
Pyuria is an elevated number of white blood cells in the urine, which can cause the urine to appear cloudy or contain pus. In this article, learn about the common causes, including urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections, as well as what symptoms to expect. We also cover the treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Uganda:New Hope for HIV Vaccine Invention
[Observer] Medical researchers are looking at ongoing trials on a number of potential vaccines in the hope that by 2021 an inoculation against the virus may be within sight. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:51% of HIV Infections Affect 15-24 Year Olds
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Young people are increasingly those most affected by HIV with 51pc of all adult new infections occurring among those aged 15-24, and 29pc among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Akers Bio stock price plummets after company withdraws product applications
Akers Biosciences Inc. said Monday it is withdrawing, at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration, the company's application seeking approval for a product it is developing to rapidly diagnose a common sexually transmitted disease. The Thorofare, N.J., medical-device company said it's pulling the application for its PIFA (Particle Immuno-Filtration Assay) Chlamydia product in order to re-evaluate its options. The rapid diagnostic test device is designed to test patients for chlamydia… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Akers Bio stock price plummets after company withdraws product applications
Akers Biosciences Inc. said Monday it is withdrawing, at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration, the company's application seeking approval for a product it is developing to rapidly diagnose a common sexually transmitted disease. The Thorofare, N.J., medical-device company said it's pulling the application for its PIFA (Particle Immuno-Filtration Assay) Chlamydia product in order to re-evaluate its options. The rapid diagnostic test device is designed to test patients for chlamydia… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

No Link Between HPV Vaccine, Autoimmune Diseases: Study
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- Immunizing girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn't increase their risk for autoimmune diseases, according to new research from Canada. HPV is the world's most common sexually transmitted disease, affecting up to 75... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Doctors, Nurses Dodge HIV Testing - Govt
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwean doctors and nurses are among the many locals who continue to dodge voluntary HIV and TB testing due to fear of stigmatisation, the Health and Child Care Ministry officials have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:HIV - Septrin Shortage Temporary
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Ministry of Health is in the process of procuring Septrin, to end a stock out of the vital anti-biotic at National Medical Stores. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt to Hands-Off HIV/Aids Control to States
[Guardian] Udeajah -The Federal Government may next year hand over the management of HIV/AIDS to states.The coordinator of the Abia State AIDS Control/Programme, Dr. Rock Hemuka disclosed this yesterday.He spoke at an advocacy meeting on maternal, new born and child health forum in Umuahia, the state capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Your Letter Is Blackmail, Govt Tells Those Living With HIV
[Vanguard] The Federal Government Tuesday described the petition written by the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, CISHAN and Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NEPWHAN and 11 other Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, as an attempt to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chemsex linked with increased diagnoses of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
(Wiley) Chemsex -- the use of crystallized methamphetamine, mephedrone,γ-hydroxybutyrate orγ-butyrolactone and to a lesser extent cocaine and ketamine to facilitate sex -- has emerged as a new phenomenon in the UK and across Europe among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sexual violence against women and care in the health sector in Santa Catarina - Brazil - Delziovo CR, Coelho EBS, d'Orsi E, Lindner SR.
This is a study on sexual violence against women in the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina notified to the Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) in the period 20082013. It aimed to estimate pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) resul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Social connections may prevent HIV infection among black men who have sex with men
FINDINGSUCLA-led research suggests that receiving support from friends and acquaintances can help prevent black men who have sex with men from becoming infected with HIV.BACKGROUNDBlack men who have sex with men have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection. While social connections are known to influence the behaviors that influence people ’s risk for HIV, little is known about whether they affect the risk for becoming infected with HIV.METHODThe researchers analyzed data from a 2009 –11 study that examined a multifaceted intervention for black men who have sex with men in six U.S. cities. They analyzed ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tanzania:Plan Launched to Dispense HIV Drugs in Centres
[Daily News] Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: When can I have sex after being pregnant?
What are the recommendations for how long women should wait before resuming sexual intercourse after pregnancy? How does giving birth affect sex? Factors influencing the decision to resume sexual activity include pain, stress, the healing process after delivery, and the impact of hormonal changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Understanding drug-resistant gonorrhea
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Can whole genome sequencing illustrate changes in drug susceptibility of gonorrhea to antimicrobials used for treatment and so help to define more effective treatment regimens? The first study of this kind within an international surveillance program for sexually transmitted infections shows distribution of drug-resistant gonorrhea strains across Europe. The study results are published in an ECDC report and summarized in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

STDs Hit Record High in California
The report noted 30 stillbirths stemming from cases of syphilis, the highest number in more than 20 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis/Trump Nexus; Medical Cannabis Scandal; Racism Promotes STDs
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare-related investigations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

STDs reach an all-time high in California
Rates of STDs in 2017 shot up by 45 percent over the last five years in California, driven by 300,000 new cases of chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea, new state health department reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news