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What Black Women Living With HIV Want You To Know t

What Black Women Living With HIV Want You To Know t
HIV, often show no symptoms, you can't assume you or your doctor would know if you had one – even with a physical exam – without actually testing you. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, with approximately 25. In 2016, African Americans accounted for 44% of HIV diagnoses, though they ...

Smoking Rises in African Youth

Smoking Rises in African Youth
Africa's tobacco trend was a key issue of concern for experts at the recent World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town. Doctors dread the consequences for Africa's young smokers as lung disease caused by tobacco will be exacerbated by the region's high HIV and TB rates. One describes ...

Chinese inventor's circumcision device hailed for role in fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa

Chinese inventor's circumcision device hailed for role in fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa
- Inventor Shang Jianzhong shows off his ShangRing in his office in Wuhu, East China's Anhui Province. Photo: Courtesy of Shang Jianzhong. A former carpenter from Wuhu, Anhui Province, with no previous medical knowledge has won recognition from Bill Gates for a male circumcision device that he ...

HIV Incidence, Prevalence Remain Highest in Men Who Have Sex With Men

HIV Incidence, Prevalence Remain Highest in Men Who Have Sex With Men
- The authors used the CDC's National HIV Surveillance System data on the first CD4 count after HIV diagnosis to model HIV incidence and prevalence from 2008 through 2015 for persons age 13 and older. Using the CD4 count following diagnosis, they estimated the time from HIV infection to diagnosis ...

When myths, culture block HIV fight

When myths, culture block HIV fight
- Against that background, one of the best ways to communicate issues of HIV preventive action is the use of trained community lay counsellors (CHiPS) who have a unique set of skills in understanding the layout and habits of a target community, especially if they are already members of the same ...

Integration of HIV clinics will de-stigmatise HIV

Integration of HIV clinics will de-stigmatise HIV
- The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Bernard Haufiku has instructed health personnel at Walvis Bay to integrate HIV clinics into the normal primary healthcare clinics, instead of isolating them. Patients infected with HIV and AIDS are treated at a separate clinic while patients with other ailments ...

Stigma driving HIV underground, spreading infections'

Stigma driving HIV underground, spreading infections'
- The executive director of Care For All Organisation who spoke during the last World AIDS Day programme, lamented that stigma was one factor that drives PLWH underground, compelling many of them to keep mum about their status and in attempts to hide their HIV status, end up living negatively, all to ...

HIV prevalence rate highest in Manipur, finds study; Nagaland has over 22000 cases

HIV prevalence rate highest in Manipur, finds study; Nagaland has over 22000 cases
- With a prevalence rate of 0.76 percent among adults, third highest in the country, Nagaland has 22,878 'People living with HIV' (PLHIV) and AIDS cases, an official of Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) has said. A study, conducted between early 1999 and 2018, has found that the ...

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