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People with HIV have the right to live

We’re in the middle of #AIDSAwarenessWeek, and while we’ve come a long way in how we talk about and treat HIV & AIDS, it’s easy to forget that the law hasn’t quite caught up. For example, did you know that: In 10 U.S. states, people living with HIV are criminalized for acts that carry low or … Continue reading People with HIV have the right to live

Nigerian soldier arrested for threatening to rape and infect Warri women with HIV

The Delta State Government has commended the Nigerian Army high command for arresting two soldiers shown in a viral video threatening to rape and infect women in Warri with HIV over the alleged killing of their colleague, Sahara Reporters confirmed. The state's Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, who earlier described the video first published … Continue reading Nigerian soldier arrested for threatening to rape and infect Warri women with HIV

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Japan considering use of HIV Treatment for Coronavirus

Japan is aiming to start trials soon using an HIV treatment for the coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday. “We’re currently preparing to start clinical trials using HIV medication on the novel coronavirus,” Suga, the government’s top spokesman, said at a daily press briefing. He added that he could not comment on … Continue reading Japan considering use of HIV Treatment for Coronavirus

Best tips on taking care of HIV-infected babies

Giving HIV-suppressing medications to infected babies within hours of birth is feasible and might help doctors eliminate hidden reservoirs of the virus, new research suggests. "Strategies to test and treat infants immediately after birth may improve outcomes," said study senior author Dr. Mathias Lichterfeld. He's an associate physician of infectious diseases at Brigham and Women's … Continue reading Best tips on taking care of HIV-infected babies

Angry Pakistani murders HIV-positive wife

A Pakistani man killed his HIV positive wife on Wednesday in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, stirring panic and casting a light on the country's dismal public health standards. Police said the murder took place in a village near the epicentre of the outbreak on … Continue reading Angry Pakistani murders HIV-positive wife

The truth about HIV rate in Nigeria

The preliminary results of one of the largest HIV surveys ever undertaken suggest the disease could be just half as prevalent in Nigeria as previously thought. Africa’s most populous country had already been marked as successful in reducing its rate from 3.7 percent in 2002 to 2.8 percent in 2017, according to estimates from the United Nations’ dedicated agency UNAIDS. “The … Continue reading The truth about HIV rate in Nigeria

Should recruiters discriminate against competent HIV-positive employees?

Two years ago, when John (not his real name) revealed to the F&B company he was working for that he had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), he was terminated the very next day, via text message. The grounds for termination: That he was not honest in declaring his health status when applying for the job, … Continue reading Should recruiters discriminate against competent HIV-positive employees?

Chinese scientists making HIV-resistant babies

  When Chinese researchers first edited the genes of a human embryo in a lab dish in 2015, it sparked global outcry and pleas from scientists not to make a baby using the technology, at least for the present. It was the invention of a powerful gene-editing tool, CRISPR, which is cheap and easy to … Continue reading Chinese scientists making HIV-resistant babies

HIV: Kenya records highest infection rate of 48 youths per day

  More than 300,000 young people aged 15-24 in Kenya are living with HIV with a daily infection of 48 youths, the National Aids Control Council said Wednesday. According to local daily Star, the council's director Nduku Kilonzo who made the announcement warned that "by the end of this day, we shall have 48 young … Continue reading HIV: Kenya records highest infection rate of 48 youths per day

Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the rise

Switzerland says sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been on the rise in recent years despite efforts by the government to reduce this scourge by half in 2017. Gonorrhea and syphilis are said to be the most common infections in the European country. A report from Swiss Info says lack of health equipment for accurate diagnosis, … Continue reading Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the rise