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KENYA:HIV medicines to be given through injections

July 2017 BusinessDaily;A revolution in HIV/Aids treatment could see the daily oral pills replaced with injectable drug given six times a year, scientists have revealed. The first two long acting injectable formulation of HIV medicines could offer a highly effective therapy if approved. The injection, which is supposed to slowly …

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KENYA:WHO raises alarm over resistance to HIV drugs

July 2017 Dailynation; The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alarm over an increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs. The agency warns that this growing threat could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken. TREATMENT Observing an increasing trend …

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KENYA: Kisumu County launches HIV prevention drug

July 2017 Dailynation;The Kisumu County government has rolled out a new drug meant to protect HIV-negative people from contracting the virus. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be given free of charge to anyone at risk of contracting HIV but distribution will be based on Ministry of Health guidelines. HIV prevalence in …

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ANGOLA: Angola With Two Percent of HIV Prevalence – Inquiry

July 2017 angop; At least two percent of the Angolan population is a HIV positive with high prevalence on women affecting (2.69 percent) against men ( 1.2 percent), indicates the report of multiple inquiries and health (IIMS) 2015-2016 released on Friday in Luanda by the National Statistic Institute (INE). According …

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KENYA: Male circumcision lowers risk of HIV, study reveals

March 2017 DailyNation; Male circumcision reduces the colonies of bacteria found on the penis which increase the risk of contracting HIV, a new study has shown. The study, presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections last month, showed that uncircumcised men have more bacteria in the genital region, …

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RWANDA: Govt Mulls HIV Self-Testing Kit

February 2017 TheNewTimes; The Ministry of Health is planning to introduce an HIV self-testing (HIVST) service to supplement existing testing services such as health facility-based or mobile voluntary testing and counselling. HIVST is regarded as an innovative approach that can rapidly increase access to and uptake of HIV testing services, …

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