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U.N. Wants More Urgency In AIDS fight As gains And Funding Fade

U.N. Wants More Urgency In AIDS fight As gains And Funding Fade

More than half of all new HIV infections in 2018 were among sex workers, drug users, men who have sex with men, transgender people, prisoners and the sexual partners of these groups The global fight against AIDS is stalling due to lower investment, marginalized communities missing vital health services, and new HIV infections rising in […]

Akwa Ibom Blames High Rate Of HIV/Aids On Influx Of Visitors

Akwa Ibom Blames High Rate Of HIV/Aids On Influx Of Visitors

The Akwa Ibom government has attributed the high rate of HIV/AIDS in the state to the influx of visitors. The Nigerian HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) shows that Akwa Ibom has the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country. About 5.5 per cent of the people living with HIV in Nigeria are in […]

USAID Provides N$240 Million For HIV Prevention

USAID Provides N$240 Million For HIV Prevention

THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has given N$240 million towards a programme that seeks to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in Namibia. The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) programme will provide comprehensive solutions empowering young women from the Oshikoto, Khomas and Zambezi regions to […]

To End HIV, Let’s Invest in Young Women and Girls – Monica Geingos

To End HIV, Let’s Invest in Young Women and Girls – Monica Geingos

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Africa has come a long way, experiencing remarkable economic growth, but to reach our full potential as a continent we need genuine inclusion Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia. The first time I met somebody […]

Know Your HIV Status

Know Your HIV Status

Significant progress has been made in the AIDS response since 1988, and today three in four people living with HIV know their status. But we still have miles to go, as the latest UNAIDS report shows, and that includes reaching people living with HIV who do not know their status and ensuring that they are linked to […]

World Aids Day – Children And HIV/AIDS

World Aids Day – Children And HIV/AIDS

 360,000 adolescents are projected to die of AIDS-related diseases between 2018 and 2030. This means 76 adolescent deaths every day – without additional investment in HIV prevention, testing and treatment programmes, UNICEF has said in a new report titled Children, HIV and AIDS: The World in 2030. allAfrica’s Sethi Ncube spoke with Dr Shaffiq Essajee, Deputy Chief of […]

Women Are Raped By Uniformed Police Officers In South Africa

Women Are Raped By Uniformed Police Officers In South Africa

Four in ten sex workers in Swaziland / Eswatini say they have been raped by uniformed police officers. They were also raped by soldiers and security officers, the Sex Workers National Indaba was told on Tuesday (30 October 2018). National Key Populations and Vulnerable Groups Officer Khanyisile Lukhele from the Swaziland National AIDS Programme (SNAP) […]

Kenya Gets Accolades For Effective Fight Against HIV

Kenya Gets Accolades For Effective Fight Against HIV

Kenya’s HIV prevention strategies are among the best and most workable in Africa, a global forum says. Speaking yesterday at the third International HIV Research for Prevention Conference in Madrid, Spain, various experts gave presentations on the performance of selected countries. Dr Linda Gail Bekker of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in Cape Town, and […]

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

Despite the fact that HIV is no longer a death sentence if individuals living with it can take their treatments religiously, yet, women and girls living with it still pass through hell in the society. However, findings reveal that intolerance and ignorance are the major reasons behind their victimizations, Juliet Umeh writes. Not only was […]

U.S. Funding Swells HIV Donor Kitty By $1.1 Billion

U.S. Funding Swells HIV Donor Kitty By $1.1 Billion

After two years of flat funding, donor government disbursements towards fighting HIV in low- and middle-income countries increased by 16 per cent from $7 billion in 2016 to $8.1 billion in 2017, says a new UN report. However, this increase is not expected to last as it was largely due to a shift in timing […]

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