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HIV Transmissions Seen Increasing Among Syringe-Using Drug Users

HIV Transmissions Seen Increasing Among Syringe-Using Drug Users

The way HIV is transmitted is changing in Seychelles from a sexually transmitted virus to one passed on among drug users, an official at the Ministry of Health said. “Before, we considered HIV to be transmitted mainly between men and women. For the past five years, we have found that this is no longer the […]

Johesu Strike – Your Letter Is Blackmail, Govt Tells Nigerians Living With HIV

Johesu Strike – Your Letter Is Blackmail, Govt Tells Nigerians Living With HIV

The Federal Government Tuesday described the petition written by the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, CISHAN and Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NEPWHAN and 11 other Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, as an attempt to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole in a statement, said […]

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 […]

Legalising Sex Work the Only Option – Women’s Caucus

Legalising Sex Work the Only Option – Women’s Caucus

The full decriminalisation of sex work is the only way to protect the rights of sex workers and address the country’s HIV/Aids crisis, Parliament’s multi-party women’s caucus said on Tuesday. The authors of a South African Law Reform Commission report on adult prostitution were oblivious to the fact that legalising sex work would allow sex […]

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. […]

Mozambicans Pay Dearly for a President’s Financial Mistake

Mozambicans Pay Dearly for a President’s Financial Mistake

Diagnosed HIV-positive two years ago, Kayana Kandagona* suffers regular episodes of dizziness. However, this is not the cause of the 34-year-old’s anxiety as she waits for a routine appointment at a faith-based organisation’s outpatient clinic in the Mozambican capital, Maputo. Cradling her three-month-old HIV-negative daughter she explains that her 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son are […]

Tanzania’s Child Marriages Now Rampant

Tanzania’s Child Marriages Now Rampant

THE Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elder and Children is set to amend the marriage law to curb child marriages which are becoming rampant. Speaking in Parliament on Thursday before wrapping up budget estimates for her ministry, the Minister of Health Ummy Mwalimu said they are planning to amend the Marriage Act of 1971 […]

She Became a Prostitute in Uganda At 16 to Pay Rent for Her Family

She Became a Prostitute in Uganda At 16 to Pay Rent for Her Family

One February night, Christine Namulondo stayed up late thinking hard, her heart heavy with emotion after her mother had announced that she could no longer support her pursuit of education. Her mother, a waitress in one of the bars in Nabulagala in Kasubi, a Kampala suburb, could hardly raise enough money to fend for her […]

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 […]

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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