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Wives at HIV risk from bisexual husbands

Wives at HIV risk from bisexual husbands
- According to a 2012 study by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), MSM are at 12 to15 times higher risk of contracting HIV compared to other men. The recent study found that the HIV-related risks for the spouses of MSM were multiple, yet they are not covered under any intervention programmes ...

HIV community advocate hopes momentum on preventative treatment, reducing stigma continues ...

HIV community advocate hopes momentum on preventative treatment, reducing stigma continues ...
- Honestly, I can say five years ago I don't think we would have seen this or I wouldn't have imagined that we would have been here,” said the director of programs for HIV Community Link, looking back on the what she describes as momentum gained in dealing with the virus over the course of 2017.

HIV/AIDS Kills 41.5 Million Persons In 2017 – WHO

HIV/AIDS Kills 41.5 Million Persons In 2017 – WHO
- The World Health Organisation (WHO), has disclosed that about 41.5 million people in the world have died as a result of HIV and AIDS epidemic in 2017. Akim Bursali, a representative of WHO, Akim Bursali stated this on Sunday in commemoration of 2017 World AIDS Day with theme “Right to ..

About 2% of population living with HIV -Health professional reveal current statistics

About 2% of population living with HIV -Health professional reveal current statistics
- About 2% of population living with HIV -Health professional reveal current statistics ... He said: "HIV/Aids was not just seen as an illness to address, but it was seen as a development challenge; it is an issue of development. ... "We have been able to help the mother to children transmission of HIV.”.

Roots, razors and witches - fighting AIDS in Zambia

Roots, razors and witches - fighting AIDS in Zambia
AIDS experts say the chief's public and regular HIV testing carries a strong message in rural Sinazongwe, a pocket of almost 200,000 people in southwest Zambia. Improved testing and effective drugs have put the worst of the AIDS crisis behind Zambia, where 1.2 million of a 16.5 million population live ...

HIV/AIDS – Not a death sentence

HIV/AIDS – Not a death sentence
HIV/Aids is one of the world's most destructive pandemics and has killed millions of people across the globe. Some have lived with the disease for many years and sometimes their cause of death is not even Aids. “There is life after HIV/Aids as long as you adhere to your treatment,” said Maria Daniels ...

Dealing with HIV stigma and discrimination

Dealing with HIV stigma and discrimination
- Stigma perpetuates discrimination and this may be a key contributor to the spread of HIV/AIDS in this country. Right from the beginning, HIV/AIDS epidemic has been accompanied by fear, ignorance, and denial, leading to stigmatization and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS and their ...

One in two Africans don't know HIV status: expert

One in two Africans don't know HIV status: expert
- Thirty-five years after the start of the Aids epidemic, one person in two in sub-Saharan Africa "does not know their HIV status," according to a French expert.