Nigeria: Agency Intensifies HIV/Aids Awareness Campaign in Nasarawa
03 September 2014  10:04:25 WIB
Lafia — Nasarawa State AIDS Control Agency (NASACA) has commenced what it described as a "10-day intensive house -to- house campaign" on HIV/AIDS in the state that is targeting about half a million sexually active persons. The aim is to embark on a comprehensive awareness campaign on issues on the virus so as to reduce stigma against carriers as well as boost the level of prevention among the people of the state. According to the… more
Women and HIV/AIDS
11 Juli 2014  09:46:12 WIB
“Research suggests that women who have secure access to ownership and control over land and other assets are better able to avoid relationships that threaten them with HIV, and to manage the impact of AIDS.” Gender inequality and the economic disempowerment of women and girls have contributed significantly to the spread of HIV.  Globally, women comprise 50 percent people living with HIV, and in sub-Saharan Africa this figure rises to 60 percent. In all regions,… more
Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS counter-productive: Health minister
10 Juli 2014  11:19:59 WIB
New Delhi: Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS in India may scare "away a large number of suspected cases from getting detected and treated", the government opined on Tuesday even as it stated that the country has an estimated 7.77 lakh HIV/AIDS patients. "Considerable thought has been given to the issue. The government feels that there is no public health rationale for mandatory testing of a person for HIV/AIDS." "On the other hand, such an approach could… more
Gov. Cuomo Unveils Plan To Combat HIV, AIDS
02 Juli 2014  10:48:29 WIB
ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – To coincide with Pride Week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to bring HIV and AIDS below epidemic levels in New York. The governor wants to increase testing, tracking and treatment, WCBS 880 reported. Currently, about 3,000 people in New York are diagnosed with HIV every year. State officials said Cuomo’s plan could cut that to 750 by 2020. If the state is successful, it would be the first time the… more
Liberia: UNAIDS, UNICEF, Gov't Collaborate to Develop EMTCT Scale-Up Plan for Liberia
12 Juni 2014  09:34:55 WIB
The United Nations Joint Program on AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare have concluded a weeklong Bottleneck Analysis on the current national Prevention from Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) plan in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The analysis is being conducted for the development of the country's eMTCT Scale-up plan under the H4+ SIDA Grant implementation frame work… more