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7 JUNE 2019 VOLUME 20 ISSUE 22

Media Coverage

  • “Population Services International (PSI) and Bulawayo City Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding to award Nkulumane New Start Centre a framework subcontract in support of the Zimbabwe Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention Project and provide HIV counselling and testing services,” read recent council meeting minutes.

    June 7, 2019
    General
    Chronicle
  • The government of the United States of America, through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) this year committed nearly N$1.2 billion (U.S $82 million) for HIV programmes in Namibia.

    June 7, 2019
    General
    New Era
  • As part of measures to achieve zero prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome among young people in Nigeria, youths across different tertiary institutions have set out to implement HIV self-testing solutions they developed in communities.

    June 6, 2019
    General
    The Guardian
  • Dr. Robert Grant developed a treatment — a daily pill known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — that could stop the AIDS crisis. We look at why that hasn’t happened.

    June 5, 2019
    New York Times
  • A child born today in Kenya, Senegal, or Uganda is far more likely than ever before to live a healthy, full, and productive life. There has been an extraordinary increase in life expectancy of 20% to 32% in these countries since the turn of the century, in large part due to a significant increase in childhood vaccination, the increase in HIV-positive people receiving lifesaving treatment which also prevents new infections including transmission from mothers to infants, and highly successful efforts to treat malaria and prevent new infections.

    June 5, 2019
    General
    Devex
  • On Wednesday, 5 June, the Trump Administration implemented a new policy ending research done by government scientists using fetal tissue. This severely limits research done on HIV.

    June 5, 2019
    General
    Gay Star News
  • Kenya's success in reducing the rates of AIDS-related deaths and HIV infections results from a national policy that stands as a global trendsetter, the country's United Nations envoy declared on Monday.

    June 5, 2019
    General
    Daily Nation
  • Although advances in combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) have greatly reduced morbidity and mortality associated with HIV, the pipeline for development of novel drug mechanisms and new agents in the existing drug classes remains full. This article presents a review of investigational drugs furthest along in development with propitious results in human subjects.

    June 5, 2019
    Contagion Live
  • Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children will submit a bill for amendment of law to change statutory age of consent for independently consenting to HIV/AIDS testing and counseling from 18 to 15 years, to control the spread of the epidemic.

    June 5, 2019
    General
    All Africa
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to annually invest the approximate equivalent of $1 billion to support global women and girls' health.

    June 4, 2019
    General
    The Hill
  • People with a DNA mutation that reduces their chance of HIV infection may die sooner, according to a study that suggests tinkering with a gene to try to fix one problem may cause others.

    June 3, 2019
    Los Angeles Times
  • Leveraging the geolocation-based functions of social media platforms could be useful in promoting HIV testing campaigns among men who have sex with men (MSM), a new report in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report suggests.

    June 3, 2019
    General
    Contagion Live
  • HIV criminalisation continues: a global review has found that HIV-related arrests, investigations, prosecutions and convictions have ever occurred in at least 72 countries, with recent cases occurring in 49 countries, including 14 in which the law appeared to be applied for the first time.

    June 3, 2019
    General
    aidsmap

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