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30 March 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 13

Media Coverage

  • Despite an ongoing campaign to get it banned from cinemas, South African gay film Inxeba (The Wound) has won multiple awards. The film portrays the Xhosa circumcision ritual for boys in the form of a gay love story. Inxeba has been honoured at the South African Film and Television Awards.

    March 30, 2018
    General
    The Nubian Times
  • The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has said that she will help to ensure that no child in Nigeria is born with HIV by 2020.

    March 30, 2018
    Punch Nigeria
  • It's time for Congress to show the same political courage on the opioid crisis that our colleagues showed 30 years ago for the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

    March 29, 2018
    General
    USA Today
  • Researchers from Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) are investigating how social media can be used as a tool to prevent new HIV transmissions. The study, titled "Keeping it Lite: Exploring HIV Risk in Vulnerable Youth With Limited Interaction," implements ads and other modes of outreach on apps and websites.

    March 29, 2018
    General
    Windy City Times
  • In a city that has consistently been in the top five in the country for the number of new HIV cases, health workers in New Orleans are pushing to expand access to PrEP, believing it's the key to preventing the new infections that have kept the city at the epidemic's forefront for too long.

    March 29, 2018
    The Times-Picayune
  • HIV rates are declining in the United States due to prevention efforts and awareness, except for in the Deep South. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say southern cities now have the highest rates of new infections nationwide.

    March 29, 2018
    General
    WHNT News
  • Robert Redfield Jr., the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave a deeply personal agency wide address Thursday in which he repeatedly underscored the importance of science and data and said the CDC's most critical public health mission is to protect Americans “from that which we don't expect.”

    March 29, 2018
    General
    Washington Post
  • "True Talk" puts people in front of the camera who are fighting prejudice or discrimination. They answer questions that nobody would normally dare to ask directly.

    March 29, 2018
    General
    Swiss Info
  • Despite access to universal health care and medication, HIV-positive patients from Ontario are dying younger from the disease than other Canadians. These findings suggest that social determinants of health may be affecting HIV outcomes. These determinants include non-medical and non-genetic factors, including income, employment, education, and housing, according to the study authors.

    March 29, 2018
    General
    Specialty Pharmacy Times
  • The main reason for South Africa’s decline in maternal death ratios, according to the SAMJ study, is the “large-scale reduction in deaths owing to HIV infection as a result of the success of the HIV antiviral treatment programme in pregnancy and beyond”.

    March 28, 2018
    Bhekisisa
  • People all over the world are receiving effective HIV treatments and more treatment options are in the pipeline. Now, global health organisations want to end the AIDS epidemic.

    March 28, 2018
    New Scientist
  • The National Agency for the Control of AIDS is advocating to states in the country to increase their HIV/AIDS media awareness campaign, with emphasis on state owned media as vehicles to delivering HIV prevention messages.

    March 28, 2018
    General
    Punch Nigeria
  • Self-testing kits and vending machines distributing prescription drugs are two ways that HIV treatment is being automated to reduce stigma in South Africa, home of the world's biggest HIV epidemic.

    March 27, 2018
    Times Live
  • Last year, Grindr added HIV status and last test date fields to users’ profiles. Now the app will start sending alerts to its 3.6 daily million users, reminding them to get tested for HIV and pointing them toward nearby testing facilities.

    March 27, 2018
    General
    NewNowNext
  • Researchers have developed a once-a-week pill to prevent HIV. The drug will take years before it is available, because it has to go through lengthy trials. This would be a welcome alternative to the pre-exposure prophylaxis pills available in most countries including Kenya, which must be swallowed daily.

    March 27, 2018
    The Star
  • Three lawmakers and three HIV activists received leadership awards during a ceremony at the 25th annual AIDSWatch lobbying event held March 26 and 27 at our nation’s capital.

    March 27, 2018
    General
    POZ
  • World Health Organization guidelines on the use of isoniazid to prevent tuberculosis in HIV-infected women during pregnancy may need to be reconsidered in light of new evidence that isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) is associated with a high risk for adverse pregnancy events, investigators say.

    March 27, 2018
    General
    MD Edge
  • In conversations with dozens of South Africans last month, I learned that people here do, for the most part, know how to prevent HIV…. The problem is in the implementation—at seemingly every step…. The next hurdle is testing.

    March 27, 2018
    General
    The Atlantic
  • Public health systems are driven by nurses. Yet, they have little authority….I’m one of almost 5 000 nurse-midwives in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. We serve a country of just over two million people….It’s a daunting task, especially when you consider how hard hit Lesotho is by HIV and tuberculosis. We’re the country with the second-highest HIV infection rate in the world.

    March 27, 2018
    Bhekisisa
  • South African researchers presenting a study at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) have suggested that the reason the extremely high rates of HIV infection in women are stubbornly refusing to decline is, seemingly unfairly, because women are more likely to be diagnosed and take antiretroviral therapy than men.

    March 26, 2018
    aidsmap
  • While the national annual HIV infection rate dropped by an estimated 15 percent between 2008 and 2015, a few key subgroups saw a rise in yearly new HIV infections, also known as HIV incidence. During this period, HIV incidence among 25- to 34-year-old men who have sex with men (MSM) increased by an estimated 45 percent while the rate increased 25 percent among Latino MSM.

    March 26, 2018
    POZ
  • Cambodia has achieved remarkable success in combating HIV/AIDS in the last decade, a senior health official said Monday. In a presentation during the Health Ministry's annual congress, Ly Penhsun, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and Social Transmitted Diseases Control, said about 538 people became newly infected with HIV in 2017, sharply down from estimated 2,562 in 2008.

    March 26, 2018
    General
    Xinhua
  • A study presented at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) has found that a 1-month course of antibiotics is as safe and effective as the commonly recommended 9-month course of antibiotics in preventing tuberculosis (TB) in those with HIV.

    March 26, 2018
    General
    Contagion Live
  • Tuberculosis causes substantial morbidity and mortality, but it hits those living with HIV particularly hard. Tuberculosis is the biggest cause of AIDS-related deaths worldwide, accounting for around a third of these.

    March 24, 2018
    General
    Lancet HIV

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