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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 […]

Testing Women And Leaving The Men Behind – The Gender Gap In Dealing With HIV/AIDS

Testing Women And Leaving The Men Behind – The Gender Gap In Dealing With HIV/AIDS

Men make up slightly less than half of the adults living with HIV across the world. Yet they account for nearly 60% of the AIDS related deaths. This is one of the observations from the The Lancet Commission on HIV, which looked at the global response to the pandemic. According to the report, the key driver of […]

Battling HIV/AIDS Amongst Young Girls In South Africa

Battling HIV/AIDS Amongst Young Girls In South Africa

 Before 20-year-old Lebogang Motsumi even had sex with her first “blesser” – or sugar daddy – a successful, married, company boss more than twice her age, he handed her a wad of cash. He was soon making regular deposits into her bank account, paying her rent and taking her out in exchange for sex, which […]

#The Time Is Now : The Role Of African Women In Curbing HIV/AIDS

#The Time Is Now : The Role Of African Women In Curbing HIV/AIDS

After decades of working in HIV and Aids programmes in Tanzania, Dr Yeronimo Mlawa knows it too well why women are more prone to HIV infection than men. Recently, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released data showing that the adult HIV prevalence in the county was now higher among women, at 6.5 per cent […]

NACA, ILO Empower Indigent Women Living With HIV

NACA, ILO Empower Indigent Women Living With HIV

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) in collaboration with other organization has empowered indigent women including those living with HIV/AIDS. A statement from the agency yesterday said 52 women benefited from the programme which was aimed at promoting entrepreneurships and income generation through acquisition of skills among vulnerable women and girls in […]

Thousands Of Pregnant Women Screened For HIV/Aids In Sudan

Thousands Of Pregnant Women Screened For HIV/Aids In Sudan

 The Ministry of Health of Khartoum has announced that it has screened thousands of pregnant women for HIV/AIDS this year. Dozens of bogus doctors have also been arrested. In a statement, the Ministry announced that 6, 550 pregnant women have been tested for HIV/AIDS so far this year. Of these, 16 were shown to by […]

Tanzania: U.S Warns Govt Ban May Stall HIV Fight

Tanzania: U.S Warns Govt Ban May Stall HIV Fight

The United States warned the government against its decision to ban HIV/Aids services at 40 health facilities, and introduce new guidelines for Key Populations (KP), saying the move could cause a flare-up of the epidemic among those afflicted. In a statement, the US embassy in Dar es Salaam said the decision could impact HIV/Aids programmes […]

Myths, Secrets and Inequality Surround Ugandan Women’s Sex Lives

Myths, Secrets and Inequality Surround Ugandan Women’s Sex Lives

Mambera Hellem tells her friends and neighbours about all forms of contraception, yet despite their high HIV risk she knows many of the women she speaks to will not use condoms. When I ask Mambera and her friend Kyolaba Amina if it is a woman or a man who decides to wear a condom, Kyolaba […]

Vaginal Ring A Game-Changer in HIV Protection?

Vaginal Ring A Game-Changer in HIV Protection?

I awoke on the morning 18th July 2016 excited to attend my first International AIDS Conference. While this was the 21st International AIDS Conference, I had no idea what to expect. Neither had I ever heard of microbicides. That is until I met Anna Miti on the shuttle from the airport to conference. She invited […]

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