Tag Archives: AIDs

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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UN – HIV Rate in Young African Women Disturbingly High

November 2016 AlJazeera; The number of HIV-infected people taking anti-retroviral (ARV) medicine has doubled in just five years, the United Nations said while highlighting high infection rates among young African women. A new report released by UNAIDS, a UN programme, on Monday said thousands of young women and girls across …

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November 2016 ThomsonReutersF; Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs for gay men, the health minister said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania’s minister for health said the government had received reports that some local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were promoting and normalizing same-sex …

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UGANDA: 227 Ugandans Contract HIV Daily – UNAIDS

October TheMonitor; The joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (Unaids) has warned of a looming crisis unless Uganda controls the 227 new HIV infections daily, especially among the youth. While presenting her credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, the new Unaids country director, Ms Amakobe Sande, said government …

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20. Million. Lives.

September 2016 GlobalFund; The Global Fund is announcing today that it has supported programs that have saved 20 million lives. It’s an incredible milestone. It puts a number on the breathtaking progress that has been made against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and goes hand-in-hand with building resilient and sustainable systems …

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