Research: PrEP safe, effective for use

New research presented at the HIV Drug Therapy Conference in Glasgow Monday, October 29, 2018, shows that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be given to millions of people worldwide with no…

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HIV/AIDS: Kenyan study portends end of second line treatment

A study conducted at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) clinic in Eldoret, by AMPATH, a partnership between the hospital and other Kenyan clinics with the Kenyan government and American Universities have…

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South African to be awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention research and Human Rights

By Henry Opondo Linda-Gail Bekker of Cape Town, South Africa has been awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights. Named in honor of South…

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Ongoing trial shows that GSK candidate TB vaccine could be the game changer

Henry Opondo   A vaccine candidate by the GSK undergoing trial in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia has shown that it can significantly reduce the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease…

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HIV-TB Co-infection complicates life in sub Saharan Africa despite treatment

People with Co-infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) who live in Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe may be living sub-optimally despite having access to ARVs and TB…

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World’s leading researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalization laws

Twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists have launched an evidence-based consensus that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalize HIV transmission. The “Expert Consensus Statement on the Science…

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UNICEF, UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a report titled All In, in Eastern and Southern Africa: Catalysing the HIV response…

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Despite some success, bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response

Despite the successful repeal of the HIV criminalization laws by the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, and Zimbabwe, discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is still seriously hampering the global…

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Voluntary medical male circumcision may cost-effectively prevent HIV in Zimbabwe

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) could impact Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic in the coming years, and this investment may save costs in the longer term. These findings were reported by Jessica…

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The Gambian study shows that a $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of hepatitis B patients

Researchers from Imperial College London and Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, collaborating with the Pasteur Institute in Paris and other…

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