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Oral HIV self-testing; why people should embrace it

Oral HIV self-testing; why people should embrace it
- Even with all the existing facilities for HIV testing in the country, experts say people still shun the process. However, a new HIV self-test kit has been introduced in the country to help people know their status. The HIV self-testing kit allows you to discreetly determine your HIV status at a time and place that ...



PrEP pill can help protect people from HIV infection

PrEP pill can help protect people from HIV infection
- Did you know that there is a medication referred to as the birth control pill for HIV? HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a pill that may cause a revolution in HIV prevention. If taken daily, especially in combination with other preventative actions, PrEP offers a significant level of protection from HIV.

Young Jamaicans drive up HIV numbers

Young Jamaicans drive up HIV numbers
- Risky behaviour, inter-generational sex, and dwindling public-education campaigns are said to be factors contributing to a recent increase in HIV among Jamaica's young people. While figures for 2017 are not yet available, the 2016 Ministry Of Health HIV Epidemiology Report shows just over 2,000 ...

Homosexuals account for half of new HIV infections

Homosexuals account for half of new HIV infections
- Homosexuals account for nearly half of new HIV infections in Korea, according to government data revealed Monday. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) statistics show that 712 people were confirmed to have been infected with HIV in 2016. Among them, 325 people (45.6 ...

Trump administration's words, deeds on Africa are colliding

Trump administration's words, deeds on Africa are colliding
- Yet earlier this month, the Trump administration quietly lifted the U.S. ban on importing African elephant trophies, to the dismay of environmental groups who said it sends precisely the wrong message. U.S. words and deeds are colliding as Tillerson travels across Africa. On trade policy, HIV/AIDS and ...

Positive insights at HIV and palliative medicine update

Positive insights at HIV and palliative medicine update
- The incidence and epidemiology of HIV and why our rates are particularly high in Sub-Saharan Africa. The common symptoms and illness seen in HIV positive patients, and how to manage these. The importance of diagnosing, disclosing and treatment of HIV and the importance of ongoing compliance ..

Rwanda: Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Rates on the Decline

Rwanda: Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Rates on the Decline
- When an HIV positive mother delivers, we monitor her in all 18 months. It means having completed six months, nine months and then 18 months to assess those who might have survived the transmission following advice we give to such mothers. We count the reduction rates based on this constant ...

New, aggressive HIV strain can worsen epidemic in PH – scientist

New, aggressive HIV strain can worsen epidemic in PH – scientist
- Scientists from the Philippines warn of a new drug-resistant subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which could worsen the epidemic in the country. DW discussed the HIV AE subtype in an interview with Dr Edsel Salvana, director of the Institute of Molecular Biology ...

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