HIV and AIDS

By Scott McQuade | News & views about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Sasol gives R3-million to HIV/Aids community support initiative

Sasol handed over R3-m to Mpumalanga Government in the fight against HIV/Aids.<p>This initiative entails screening, testing, counselling and referral …

HIV/AIDS

HIV Epidemic May Come to an End by 2025, Predicts Study

In eight years, the HIV epidemic in the U.S. could come to a halt, with declines in infections of the deadly virus outpacing new cases.<p>A new …

Public Health

Benue tops in HIV/AIDS prevalence rate - The Nation Nigeria

<b>• Caritas launches mobile clinics</b><p>aritas Nigeria, the relief and development agency of body of Nigerian Bishops yesterday at the Winika Hotel Gboko, …

Public Health

The ‘Charlie Sheen Effect’: Surge In At-Home HIV Test Kits After Actor’s Public Announcement

After actor Charlie Sheen publicly disclosed his HIV-status, there was a surge in HIV-related internet searches and the sale of at-home test kits for …

Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide

Exclusive: Melbourne, Accra and Ulaanbaatar among cities to benefit from funding pledged by former New York mayor to tackle issues from air pollution to obesity<p>Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire bête noire of both the sugar industry and the tobacco industry, famously fought for a ban on the sale of …

Public Health

HIV Self-Test Kits Are Met With Apprehension in Kenya

The Kenyan Ministry of Health has approved two types of HIV self-testing kits to be released in the country. The kits—one being an oral swab method, …

Medicine

German AIDS charity pledges to achieve zero HIV diagnoses by 2020 | News | DW.COM | 12.05.2017

More than 84,000 people in Germany suffer from HIV. In a country where contracting the virus no longer means certain death, the Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe …

Public Health

The HIV story is not over - the spectre of anti-science threatens our advances

The life expectancy of people with HIV is now ‘near normal’, but complacency would be wrong<p>Thirty years ago, in February 1987, the Queen visited the Royal College of Pathologists. As part of her trip, she met Professor Jangu Banatvala of St Thomas’ Hospital, who explained how HIV can affect the …

HIV

In the news: Healthy babies born to HIV positive mothers, transparency in c-sections and more

A wrap of the health news over the past week.<p>Pushing HIV back<p>The Chhattisgarh government has announced that at least 213 HIV-infected women gave …

Public Health

Trump maintains Zim HIV/AIDS funding

Trump maintains Zimbabwe HIV funding<p>10/05/2017 00:00:00<p>by Staff Reporter<p>United States (US) ambassador Harry Thomas Jr<p>RELATED STORIES<p>ZIMBABWEANS …

Public Health

Govt targets 12m for HIV testing

<b>HARARE -</b> Government has put in motion plans for a serious assault on HIV by targeting a staggering 12,5 million people for voluntary testing as part …

Why the U.S. Suspended $21 Million in Health Aid to Kenya

Kenya's health ministry has been at the center of a massive corruption scandal and nationwide doctors strike in recent months.

Africa

People With HIV Are Living 10 Years Longer

More people are living longer lives with HIV, according to a new report published in the <i>Lancet HIV</i> that includes data from more than 88,000 people …

Public Health

HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs

<b>Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests.</b><p>Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found.<p>Doctors say …

Private sector and civil society launch AIDS fund for community groups in Thailand

<i>“This project is significant because it mobilizes financial support, human support and pro bono services from the private sector for civil society</i> …

Private Sector

HIV on the prowl

LAHORE - Gujrat is the district with highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS followed by Dera Ghazi Khan only due to proper screening which has never been …

Public Health

PEPFAR approves budget for the fight against HIV/AIDS and TB in SA

With this new funding allocation, the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, through PEPFAR, will continue programs in support of South Africa’s HIV/AIDS and TB …

Public Health

Kingdom asked to up AIDS fund

Cambodia has been asked to more than double its yearly contribution toward the fight against HIV/AIDS to at least $3.2 million in each of the next …

Phnom Penh

HIV Positive kids to now get free and compulsory education

Highlights<p><i>1</i><p>Naz Foundation and Lawyers Collective works for rehabilitation of victims of HIV/AIDS.<p><i>2</i><p>The NGO wanted a change in Right of Children to …

Education

Ethiopia: Call for Resuming Collective Efforts to Curb HIV

The ongoing HIV and AIDS prevention activities are said to be insignificant compared to the looming threats of the epidemic in some parts of …

Govt ratchets up fight against HIV

<b>BULAWAYO -</b> The government has launched an ambitious $103 million, five-year HIV-testing strategy — to raise the number of people who know their …

International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community Organization Launched at United Nations Permanent

International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community Organization Launched at United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2017

Africa has long way to go in fight against HIV/Aids: Motsoaledi

Johannesburg - Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says despite achievements in prolonging lives through a massive rollout of ARV treatment, the …

Africa

Statement on HIV Criminalization in Canada from Top Canadian Scientists

British Columbia

Monitoring of progress towards 90-90-90 blighted by poor quality reporting

Only six countries, representing just 2% of the global HIV burden, have high quality data reporting on the HIV care continuum and progress towards …

Public Health

Māori living with HIV to be represented at UN

HIV advocate Marama Mullen will represent Māori and New Zealand at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.<p>“It’s …

New Zealand News

YSPH Model Sheds Light on How Millions of HIV Cases Can Potentially Be Averted

Over the past few years, several advancements have been made in the fight against HIV. Thanks to antiretroviral therapy, HIV-positive individuals are …

Public Health

Observer

On 13 April 2017, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announced that participants of a meeting of its Scientific and Technical …

Health

Trouble as dominant HIV testing kits fail crucial WHO test

Most of the dominant HIV testing kits used in Kenya and several other African countries have failed crucial thresholds set by the World Health …

Kenya