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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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