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Keep The Promise on AIDS to Nigerians

Keep The Promise on AIDS to Nigerians
- In 2016 according to UNAIDS, Nigeria recorded 220, 000 new HIV infections, one of the highest rates in sub-Saharan Africa. Same year, she recorded 160, 000 AIDS-related deaths. Among pregnant women living with HIV, only 32% are on treatment. The fate of the remaining 68% and their unborn ...

Understanding and testing the relationships among HIV/AIDS-related stigma, health service ...

Understanding and testing the relationships among HIV/AIDS-related stigma, health service ...
- This dissertation applies an ecological framework to understanding HIV/AIDS-related (HAR) stigma in Sub-Saharan Africa. It addresses a major conceptual gap in the exclusively individual-focused extant Sub-Saharan African literature. It includes one theoretical and two empirical papers which examine ...

Kenya testing if contraceptive use increases risk of HIV infection

Kenya testing if contraceptive use increases risk of HIV infection
Kenya is among four African countries carrying out large-scale clinical trials to determine whether the use of contraceptives increases the risk of HIV infection in sexually-active women. The trials, dubbed ECHO (Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes) sponsored FHI 360 will also be ...

Ghana AIDS Commission says reports about sharp rise in HIV infections unfounded

Ghana AIDS Commission says reports about sharp rise in HIV infections unfounded
- The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has profusely denied media reports that there is a sharp rise in HIV infections in the country. It said the percentage increase of between 70.15 and 80 put out by the media, which had triggered a wave of public anxiety and confusion was incorrect and should be ...

Spread of HIV in jails: HC issues notice to Punjab government

Spread of HIV in jails: HC issues notice to Punjab government
- The HIV is spread inside jails due to sharing of syringes (used for taking drugs), besides through sexual contact, petitioner's lawyer HC Arora argued submitting that the jail authorities avoid their responsibility by contending that medical examination of persons is not done before lodging them into jails.

This Super-Sensitive HIV Test Could Use Spit To Diagnose People

This Super-Sensitive HIV Test Could Use Spit To Diagnose People
- A super-sensitive, accurate spit-based test to detect HIV could be around the corner. Stanford researchers have developed a test that was 100 percent accurate in one study involving a handful of patients, according to findings published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...

Less than half of adolescent girls and young women with HIV have suppressed viral load in ...

Less than half of adolescent girls and young women with HIV have suppressed viral load in ...
- Less than half of adolescent girls and young women with HIV in some of the countries with the highest burden of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa have a fully suppressed viral load on antiretroviral treatment, well below the average for the population as a whole, findings from national surveys published this ...

Indian police extort transgender sex workers, increasing HIV risk - study

Indian police extort transgender sex workers, increasing HIV risk - study
- Police in India routinely extort female transgender sex workers, which pressures them to earn more by engaging in unsafe sex that increases the risk of disease, researchers say. Gender minorities need more protection and police need sensitivity training, said a ...

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