Tag Archives: HIV

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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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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