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Free Underwear Persuade Moroto Males to Dash for Circumcision

Free Underwear Persuade Moroto Males to Dash for Circumcision

The distribution of free underwear for males after undergoing Safe Medical Circumcision (SMC) in Moroto District has boosted the program. Abraham Kizza, a mobiliser from the Health Ministry, says the number of males turning up for circumcision is overwhelming in some places like Rupa Sub County. He says more than 200 males were circumcised in […]

Zambia Shuns Female Condom

Zambia Shuns Female Condom

“I tried out the female condom once and it felt so uncomfortable especially with the lubricant’s unpleasant scent; I couldn’t even enjoy the act at all said,” says Margaret Mbewe of Lusaka’s Chunga Township when asked about why women shun using the female condom.. Ms Mbewe, 34, has since vowed never to use the female […]

HIV Prevention Drug May Soon Be Freely Available

HIV Prevention Drug May Soon Be Freely Available

The drug used to help prevent HIV has been included on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “essential drug list”, paving the way for it to be freely available in healthcare facilities around South Africa. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which contains the drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine, is called by its brand name Truvada. Currently, only sex workers […]

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic

Fanaye Hailu says her daughter Betty was born HIV-free and is now eight years old and suggests that every mother, every pregnant woman must get tested for HIV which can save the lives of the mother and her baby. Photo: UNAIDS While global optimism has fuelled a major push to end the AIDS epidemic by […]

US President Donald Trump Increases HIV/Aids Funding to Uganda

US President Donald Trump Increases HIV/Aids Funding to Uganda

The United States (US) government has increased its assistance to HIV treatment and prevention in Uganda by about Shs40 billion from last year’s $391(Shs1.41 trillion) to $402 million (Shs1.45trillion) this year. The money is intended to strengthen health and laboratory systems and to provide essential HIV commodities, including lifesaving medicines to health facilities and patients. […]

George W. Bush Praises Botswana for HIV/Aids Fight

George W. Bush Praises Botswana for HIV/Aids Fight

Former US President, Mr George W. Bush has applauded Botswana for being a leader in helping its people deal with HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer. Mr Bush said this Monday during his visit to Botswana with his wife, Ms Laura Bush. Mr and Ms Bush paid a courtesy visit to President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama […]

Malawian Sex Workers Elect New Leadership

Malawian Sex Workers Elect New Leadership

Thyolo-Luchenza Sex Workers Association has elected new leadership during elections held on Friday at Luchenza Community Centre Hall. According to the newly elected President Odeta Tsikulamowa who has retained her position, said the newly elected leaders are for the grouping to help them ease challenges sex workers face in the district. “Some clients refuse to […]

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Intervention Measure

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Intervention Measure

Kenyans who are at a substantial ongoing risk of contracting HIV will for the first time in history be placed on antiretroviral medication, as the government moves to reduce the country’s HIV transmission rate. The Head of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) Martin Sirengo says the new HIV intervention measure will be […]

Gambian HIV Patients Recount Herbal Treatment Under Yahya Jammeh

Gambian HIV Patients Recount Herbal Treatment Under Yahya Jammeh

Former president Yahya Jammeh claimed he could cure people suffering from HIV and AIDS. Jammeh treated hundreds of patients in Gambian clinics, administering herbal remedies. Now that he has left power, many are still sick and telling their stories.

The Condom Divide in Sudan

The Condom Divide in Sudan

Islamists and secularists are virtually at war in Sudan over a recent newspaper article on the condom usage and the concept of the faithfulness among couples. And the author of the article, Ms Shamail Alnour, is in deep trouble. Radical Islamists, led by cleric Mohamed Ali Al-Gizoli, want her charged with apostasy. The crime is […]

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