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Nigerian Government warns against unprotected sex on Valentine's Day

Nigerian Government warns against unprotected sex on Valentine's Day
- CEO AFRICA is an electronic, online and TV News platform for Captains of Industries, Chief Executives of Corporate organisations, Executive ... The NACA boss called on couples to seize the opportunity to check their HIV status, as this marks the entry point to prevention, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS.

Common myths that need to be busted

Common myths that need to be busted
- AIDS Healthcare Foundation Kenya is distributing close to a million condoms to the citizens and are conducting HIV tests on nearly a million people in seven counties across South Africa. Many more activities across the world will mark the ...

High prevalence of hypertension among HIV-positive patients in the US with 'missed opportunities ...

High prevalence of hypertension among HIV-positive patients in the US with 'missed opportunities ...
- There is a high prevalence of hypertension among HIV-positive patients in the United States and many of these individuals are not receiving hypertensive therapy, investigators report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Overall, 42% of patients were classified as hypertensive and 13% of these patients were ...

Only 9.8 per cent women in the Karnataka have knowledge of HIV/AIDS

Only 9.8 per cent women in the Karnataka have knowledge of HIV/AIDS
- The survery reveals that of the 3,11, 896 cumulative number of HIV cases registered at ART centres in Karnataka only 1,48, 545 had survived until September 2017. These numbers throw light on the immediate need for proper sex education and awareness about sexual health, it notes. "People's ...

Over 32000 HIV Infected in Nepal

Over 32000 HIV Infected in Nepal
- More than 32,000 Nepalese are infected with HIV/AIDS, a situation that intensifies the awareness campaign, especially among young people, two NGOs warned today. According to the executive director of SURUWAT, Rajesh Didiya, about 13,000 patients are receiving antiretroviral ...

Fighting HIV in Kenya: Tales from Homa Bay

Fighting HIV in Kenya: Tales from Homa Bay
- I was brought to Homa bay county hospital as the new HIV doctor at a time when the local health system was under immense strain. The doctors in the public hospitals had previously been on strike for more than 100 days, and currently the nurses are on strike, which has been going on for four months ...

Gene therapy techniques have advanced greatly': Can it really fight HIV-AIDS?

Gene therapy techniques have advanced greatly': Can it really fight HIV-AIDS?
- For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made this possible. Scientists removed some of his blood cells, disabled a gene to help them resist HIV, and ...

STDs, sex myths and facts you need to know

STDs, sex myths and facts you need to know
HIV is not transmitted by mosquitoes. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and elsewhere have shown no evidence of HIV transmission from mosquitoes or any other insects—even in areas where there are many cases of AIDS and large populations of ...

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