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Bloody row spills out at national blood bank


October 2017 Standardmedia; The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) is incensed by reports that part of blood its bank is contaminated with HIV and syphilis. The report published three weeks ago in a foreign journal shows 6.2 per cent of donated blood had high levels of HIV, with as high …

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USA: You Can Order a Dozen STD Tests Online — But Should You?

August 2017 npr; America is losing the battle against sexually transmitted infections. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all hit record-high numbers in 2015. Tens of thousands contract HIV every year in the U.S., and oral cancers caused by human papillomavirus are increasing. So startups are popping up online to …

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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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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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