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1 FEBRUARY 2019 VOLUME 20 ISSUE 4

Media Coverage

  • Speaking in Nairobi, several lobby groups urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to attend the Africa Leadership Meeting in Addis Ababa on 8th February, which will discuss health financing.

    February 1, 2019
    General
    The Star
  • The need for active political will, investment, novel and innovative approaches to HIV testing has once again been reiterated by stakeholders as factors that will go a long way in expanding patients’ treatment and ensuring that all people living with HIV can live healthy and productive lives.

    February 1, 2019
    General
    Vanguard
  • While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

    January 31, 2019
    Health-E
  • Teenage girls growing up in areas hit by harsh drought and other climate shocks in Lesotho are more likely to drop out of school, start having sex earlier and contract HIV, researchers said.

    January 31, 2019
    Reuters
  • In the statement signed yesterday during a ceremony at the AIDSfree Cities Global Forum, they agreed to “work towards getting zero HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths”. They restated a commitment to “mobilise resources”, “address the causes” and to “unite as leaders” to end AIDS in their cities and meet the United Nations’ 90:90:90 targets.

    January 31, 2019
    General
    Independent
  • Two studies published last month described promising new approaches which could stop HIV infecting cells. They could either eliminate or permanently suppress the activity of the so-called ‘reservoir’ cells which are the source of new virus in people taken off antiretroviral therapy (ART), and are the reason HIV infection is lifelong.

    January 31, 2019
    aidsmap
  • Unplanned pregnancy may be ‘a common and persistent risk factor’ for poor antiretroviral treatment outcomes in South African women living with HIV.

    January 30, 2019
    Avert
  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday secured Sh500m donor funding from an international NGO to help fight against HIV-Aids in Kenya. The funds from the Elton John Foundation will go towards the provision of self-testing kits in a programme aimed at stopping new HIV infections by 2030.

    January 30, 2019
    General
    The Star
  • Public health officials are scrambling to contain a new cluster of HIV cases among people who inject drugs, this time based in Boston and involving six people so far.

    January 29, 2019
    General
    Boston Globe
  • England will be the first country in world to have no new cases of HIV, the health secretary will today pledge.

    January 29, 2019
    General
    Telegraph
  • As London plays host to a major HIV/AIDS conference this Wednesday, it’s worth remembering the UK’s leading role in the response to HIV.

    January 29, 2019
    Metro
  • The imperative of continuous medical research and efforts, accompanied by comprehensive enlightenment and educational programmes, toward curtailing the intractable HIV/AIDS pandemic in the world cannot be over emphasised. This is the reason organisations around the world such as the WHO, AVAC, USAID, PEPFAR, CRH and so on devote much energy and resources to fights against the scourge.

    January 29, 2019
    General
    PM News
  • This decision reverses previous statements that the upper limit for the study was fixed. Early demand for access to PrEP meant that over 10,000 participants have enrolled since the study opened in October 2017. But many people in need of PrEP have been on waiting lists -- some of whom are likely to have become positive while waiting.

    January 28, 2019
    The BodyPro
  • Years ago, when HIV was still an untreatable death sentence, the phones at Jacob P. Lalezari’s, MD, San Francisco research clinic rang constantly.

    January 28, 2019
    Contagion Live
  • UNICEF says that only 1 in 4 sexually active boys in Zambia know their HIV status. And UNICEF has revealed that out of the more than 42,000 young people who have tested HIV positive, only 23,350 are on antiretroviral therapy.

    January 27, 2019
    General
    The Mast
  • At the end of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved new rules for "female" condoms that not only change the device's name but ease some other strict regulations. Now called the "single-use internal condom," the device is approved for both vaginal and anal sex and has the same regulatory classification as the "male" condom.

    January 25, 2019
    The BodyPro
  • On the prevention front, our options have never been better. We currently have daily oral PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), condoms, and U=U (undetectable equals untransmittable). But what if we could make HIV prevention even more accessible and easier to take? We spoke with a few providers and experts to see what’s currently on the horizon for HIV treatment and prevention.

    January 1, 2019
    Antibody Related Research, HIV Vaccine, Microbicides, PrEP, Treatment
    Positively Aware

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