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Women’s Parliament To Meet Over HIV Infections

Women’s Parliament To Meet Over HIV Infections

Civil Society Organisations, United Nations agencies and other partners are working with the SADC Parliamentary Forum to hold the first ever Women’s Parliament in Mahe, Seychelles next week from Wednesday to Thursday. The organisers say the Women’s Parliament will bring together SADC women members of parliament, and their counterparts from other parts of the world, […]

This Ruling On Sex Work In South Africa Is Bad For HIV Prevention

This Ruling On Sex Work In South Africa Is Bad For HIV Prevention

Numerous sex work, public health and gender advocacy organisations have expressed dismay at the recommendations of the long-awaited report on sex work compiled by the South African Law Reform Commission. The report recommends that consensual adult sex work continue to be criminalized or alternatively, that partial criminalisation is implemented. Partial criminalisation would mean that the […]

Do A Proper Research Of This ‘HIV Cure’ Claims — Isaac Adewole

Do A Proper Research Of This ‘HIV Cure’ Claims — Isaac Adewole

The Federal Government has mandated the National Institute for Medical Research and the College of Medicine, Ibadan to do proper study of claims of HIV cure in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this on Monday in Ilorin at the Federal Government Town Hall meeting for the North Central Zone. A Nigerian professor, […]

Egyptian Women With HIV Hide From Social Stigma In Silence

Egyptian Women With HIV Hide From Social Stigma In Silence

Nearly five years ago, when Safaa* was 26 and a mother of two, she discovered that she had HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) – a disease which destroys the immune system of its host. To her, this was worse than a death sentence – it would force her to keep her medical history secret from even […]

Kenya: Text Young Women About Sex To Boost HIV Testing

Kenya: Text Young Women About Sex To Boost HIV Testing

 HIV remains the leading cause of death in Kenya Texting young women in Kenya with regular information about sex, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases could encourage more to get tested for HIV in a country where stigma surrounding the virus is rife, researchers said on Wednesday. Some 600 female college students in Kenya received monthly […]

HIV Rate In Young African Women Disturbingly High

HIV Rate In Young African Women Disturbingly High

The number of HIV-infected people taking anti-retroviral (ARV) medicine has doubled in just five years, the United Nations said while highlighting high infection rates among young African women. A new report released by UNAIDS, a UN programme, on Monday said thousands of young women and girls across the world are being infected with the HIV […]

The Day He Comes Back, He Expects To Have Sex With His Woman

The Day He Comes Back, He Expects To Have Sex With His Woman

Grace* raised her children in the cramped corridors of Kampala’s slums where proximity and necessity make neighbours de facto family members. But everyone looked the other way when her husband started beating her. She says the violence began soon after they were married. When she asked to work to raise money for their five children’s […]

94,000 Pregnant Women HIV Positive In Zamfara – USAID

94,000 Pregnant Women HIV Positive In Zamfara – USAID

No fewer than 94,141 pregnant women are said to be HIV/AIDS positive in Zamfara. A United States Agency for International Aids (USAID) funded programme said this through Management Services for Health Organisation the USAID Prevention and Organisational Systems-AIDS Care and Treatment (PRO-ACT). The team leader of the organisation, Mr Aminu Sarki, spoke at the end […]

Zimbabwe: HIV Drug Causing Penile Erections, Enlarged Breats In Infant Boys

Zimbabwe: HIV Drug Causing Penile Erections, Enlarged Breats In Infant Boys

PARENTS of children living with HIV have expressed concern over the side-effects of a new three-in-one tablet recently introduced by the government with Opportunistic Infection (OP) clinics warning that this could lead to many defaulting on their medication. Government last year introduced a new single anti-retroviral treatment (ART) tablet which replaced the previous TLN regime […]

HIV Diagnosis During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Domestic Abuse

HIV Diagnosis During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Domestic Abuse

Being diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy increases the risk of domestic violence postpartum among women with no history of abuse in their relationship. A few weeks ago during my work as a specialist doctor in infectious diseases at a hospital in Buenos Aires I met Micaela, a beautiful young girl aged 19. I had to […]

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