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Chevron Contributes US$5m To Global Fund To Reduce HIV Infections In Nigeria

Chevron Contributes US$5m To Global Fund To Reduce HIV Infections In Nigeria

In its continued commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS,tuberculosis and malaria in developing countries , Chevron Corporation, has contributed US$5 million to the Global Fund to reduce HIV infections in Nigeria especially the Prevention of Mother-To- Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Disclosing the contribution in Lagos, Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation, […]

Women At Risk Of HIV From Bacterial Infection

Women At Risk Of HIV From Bacterial Infection

Women with a history of vaginal bacterial infections have a higher chance of contracting and transmitting HIV, a study has shown. The findings also indicate that there are more and more Kenyan women with these types of ailments. Medically known as bacterial vaginosis, it is a common sexually transmitted disease that occurs when different types […]

Uganda: HIV Prevalence Higher In Women Than Men

Uganda: HIV Prevalence Higher In Women Than Men

According to the 2016 Uganda population HIV/Aids Impact Assessment (UPHIA) survey, the adult HIV prevalence is higher among women at 7.5 per cent compared to 4.3 per cent among men. The survey, which was conducted from August 2016 to March 2017 from 12,483 households states that it achieved very high participation rates of over 95 […]

ICW Empowers Women Living With HIV In Malawi

ICW Empowers Women Living With HIV In Malawi

 With an aim of empowering women living with HIV and Aids in Malawi, International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW) organized a two day advocacy training on human rights as one way of equipping them with knowledge on their rights. National Coordinator for ICW, Clara Banya told the Malawi News Agency that the training […]

Quack Doctor Infects 6-yr-old Boy With HIV In Nasarawa

Quack Doctor Infects 6-yr-old Boy With HIV In Nasarawa

A fake medical practitioner, who infected a six-year old boy with HIV through contaminated blood transfusion, has been arrested by Nasarawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). The state Commandant, Bashir-Kano, who disclosed this, yesterday, while speaking with newsmen in Lafia, the state capital, identified the suspect as a 30-year old […]

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 […]

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