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Young people must ‘rise up and be counted’ in HIV response

A Zambian government minister is raising awareness of the urgent need to include young people living with HIV in the response to the epidemic. more
December 17, 2014 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

Condom rebrand vital to curb new HIV infections among Malawi’s youth

Condoms have become increasingly unpopular among young people in Malawi, contributing to high HIV transmission rates. more
December 15, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Young people needed to tackle HIV in Zambia

Around 72 new HIV infections are recorded every day among Zambian youths and adolescents, which translates to three per hour, according to UNICEF. more
December 9, 2014 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Hope for the co-infected with HIV and killer parasitic disease

The search for new treatment for patients co-infected with HIV and kala-azar is in its early stages, but researchers are certain a drug to treat the condition could be found in 2015. more
December 5, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Cuba reforms its HIV treatment protocol

The Cuban health services are taking a great step forward in their response to HIV bringing in the latest antiretroviral treatments and expanding therapeutic treatment to reach a further 5,000 people. more
November 28, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Government urges Zimbabweans to know their status

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care has launched a new HIV testing and counselling campaign, amid concerns that the current uptake of these services is too low. more
November 27, 2014 0 Comments

Campaign seeks 1 million men to end gender based violence

Today, as around the world 16 days of activism against gender based violence begins, many Kenyans are asking if the campaign is likely to help eliminate this issue that contributes highly to new HIV infections. more
November 25, 2014 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

Cervical cancer causes preventable deaths in women living with HIV

Cervical cancer is preventable with proper screening, yet it is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women across sub-Saharan Africa, and those living with HIV are more at risk. more
November 14, 2014 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments