Dec
15

A forum on integrated service delivery modules, on how to improve efficiency and continuity in care and treatment of HIV positive mothers and their children was also held. This was in the context of  working to make accessible, lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all pregnant and breastfeeding women, living with HIV. This took place duringRead More

Dec
14

Civil society groups which attended the 17th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and STIs have called for the establishment of an Africa HIV/AIDS Institute to help the process of thorough research towards finding a lasting cure for the disease. “The agenda of achieving a zero stigmatization, zero new infections and zero deaths related to HIV/AIDS canRead More

Dec
14

“The scientific breakthrough which has helped in the reduction of HIV/AIDS infections and deaths related to the disease means that the global community will soon find a vaccine to deal with the disease”, – Prof. Portiano Kaleebu, a panelist at 17th ICASA has indicated. The researcher from the Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, speaking atRead More

Dec
9

The UNAIDS Director, Michel Sidibe has said countries should be given the freedom to lead and define their own strategy in addressing HIV/AIDS.  He made the comment when addressing a session on ”Leadership for Change: Global plan towards the elimination of HIV/AIDS infections by 2015 and keeping mothers alive”. Michel was saddened by the factRead More

Dec
8

Five young researchers from Africa have been awarded by the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) for their outstanding research geared towards tackling the HIV/AIDS menace on the continent. The ceremony to honor the personalities took place at a side event during the 17th ICASA in Cape Town, South Africa. Each of the awardees inRead More

Dec
8

The president of Botswana, Fetus Mogae has charged the youth to exhibit determination in their quest to ensure that there is Zero HIV AIDS growth rate globally. He made the comment during an interactive discussion centered on the role of African leadership in the post 2015 era. The discussion formed part of a meeting heldRead More

Dec
8

The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, has encouraged African leaders to collaborate and put in place  measures that will eventually lead to the production of medications (anti-retroviral drugs) that will help eradicate the  HIV/AIDS disease from the continent by 2030. “For this objective to be achieved research and policies in this area has toRead More

Dec
4

Africa’s biggest bilingual HIV/AIDS conference opens from December 7 to 11, 2013 in the South African city of Cape Town. The forum commonly referred to as ICASA 17, draws a large gathering of 10, 000 delegates to deliberate on disease on find ways of continuously addressing the menace. During this meeting the base for allRead More

Dec
4

As the world marked World AIDS Day on December 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that over two million adolescents are living with HIV with many oblivious of it. In sub-Saharan Africa, only about 10 percent of young men and 15 percent of young women between 15-24 years know their HIV status. This WHORead More

Dec
4

For persons infected by the HIV virus, disclosing one’s HIV/AIDS status to one’s close family members still remains a big challenge, in spite of the massive national educational campaign that is ongoing across the country. There are many people living with the virus who have refused to tell their spouses, immediate family members or churchRead More

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