Category: HIV prevention and treatment

Globally, an estimated 34 million people live with HIV. For every three people who get treatment five more get infected.

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New project improves dignity of people with HIV in South Africa

Strengthening referral systems and ensuring effective HIV and TB care and support is at the heart of a new project in the Gauteng Province of South Af ...

“It hurts”: when Uganda runs short of HIV drugs

For Bashil Masiga, 23, who was born with HIV and relies on antiretrovirals to live a healthy and productive life, going to his local pharmacy to find ...

Ethiopia in “strong position” to end AIDS by 2030

Ethiopia plans to prevent more than half a million AIDS-related deaths and prevent up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020, according to the Federal H ...

Faith healing claims can damage your health

Churches which claim they can ‘cure’ people of HIV are hindering the response to the virus in Zimbabwe, by encouraging people to stop taking antiretro ...

Zimbabwe: first free 24-hour clinic for survivors of sexual violence

Dr Prosper Chonzi, director of health services, Harare City Council, knows the problem of sexual violence is serious, and that people – especially wom ...

India’s desert communities struggle to access healthcare

The Thar Desert of India is one of the least developed regions in the world and healthcare facilities, including for HIV, are extremely scarce. ...

Largest HIV self-testing project launches in Africa

What do you do if you are worried about your HIV status, but you cannot access a testing service? For people living in rural or semi-urban areas in Af ...

Stock out of HIV meds threatens UNAIDS’ treatment targets in Uganda

Amid a stock out of HIV medication in Uganda, some adults are being given children's antiretrovirals. ...

Kenyan professor receives prestigious award for HIV research in Africa

Kenyan Professor Elizabeth Bukusi has received a prestigous award for significant contributions to the science and development of biomedical HIV inter ...

How Ethiopia will end mother to child transmission of HIV

Ethiopia is finalising a five year strategic plan which aims to reduce new HIV infections passed from mothers to their children to between two per cen ...
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