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Biological changes during, after pregnancy may increase HIV risk in women

Biological changes during, after pregnancy may increase HIV risk in women
- Biological changes during pregnancy and the postpartum period may increase a woman's risk for HIV, according to findings presented at CROI. The results of an observational study conducted in Africa among serodiscordant couples with an HIV-infected male partner showed that the risk for ...

Brazil and Africa explore common interests

Brazil and Africa explore common interests
- Nísia Trindade Lima, the president of Fiocruz, a world leader in research and development in the biological sciences headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, told the forum about efforts in the field of diagnostics, citing technologies that can identify the presence of the HIV, HPV, and hepatitis viruses at ...

Deep Panic Triggered As Aids Drug Shortage Hits

Deep Panic Triggered As Aids Drug Shortage Hits
- PATIENTS attending in various special HIV clinics in Geita region face serious shortage of Opportunistic Infections (OIs) drugs, whose scarcity compromises the battle against the killer disease. A survey made by a group of reporters from various media agencies last week noted with concern ...

Swedish, South African and Kenyan scientists embark on collaborative project to cure HIV

Swedish, South African and Kenyan scientists embark on collaborative project to cure HIV
- Swedish, South African and Kenyan scientists embark on collaborative project to cure HIV. 05 March 2018 SANTHE (Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence). Dr Joakim Esbjörnsson, a Principal Investigator and Head of Systems Virology at the Department of Laboratory Science, ...

Chinese condoms not fitting African men

Chinese condoms not fitting African men
- China made the mistake of marketing the same type of condoms in use in China.It stands to reason that these condoms did not fit the African men and complaints against them were voiced.Most African men felt the condoms were "too small." Zimbabwe is a country that had a large number of HIV positive ...

As the HIV Epidemic among Young Women Grows, Can We Look to the SDGs to Reverse the Trend?

As the HIV Epidemic among Young Women Grows, Can We Look to the SDGs to Reverse the Trend?
- We have long known that biomedical interventions alone will not curb the HIV epidemic among young women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa. The history of the global response to HIV is ripe with political failures to address deep-seated human rights violations. Gender inequality—which ranges in its ...

Meet SA pastor who has 'cured HIV, ended poverty and walked on air'

Meet SA pastor who has 'cured HIV, ended poverty and walked on air'
- After all, this is a man who says he has cured people of HIV, made the blind see, changed the fortunes of the impoverished and, on at least one occasion, appeared to walk on air. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has come a long way from his upbringing in Mzuzu, a city in northern Malawi. Nowadays, he can ...

Third-line HIV regimens effective in resource-limited settings

Third-line HIV regimens effective in resource-limited settings
- Third-line regimens with darunavir/ritonavir and raltegravir are highly effective in certain patients with HIV in resource-limited settings, according to researchers. Targeted real-time ... They included patients enrolled between 2013 and 2015 in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America.

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