Etiqueta: HIV infection

  • ZAMBIA: The economics of sex work

      Given the choice, people preferred to pay for subsidized condoms in attractive packaging because it gave them greater social status, rather than using free condoms, an official in the northern Zambian town […]

  • HIV/AIDS: Young people at highest risk of HIV infection

      That young people are particularly vulnerable to HIV and AIDS is well established, but a new report reveals for the first time new data on HIV prevalence in this […]

  • Promising Aids vaccine trials start in Kenya

        Trials on an Aids vaccine that is generating a lot of excitement in the scientific world have finally started in Kenya with several volunteering for vaccination. The country becomes the third in Africa to start […]

  • Uganda: Male circumcision gains popularity

      MEDICAL male circumcision is gaining strength as a preventive measure against HIV/AIDS transmission. The findings was contained in a report on communication challenges in HIV prevention, multiple concurrent partners and medical male […]

  • Renewed Hope for an HIV Vaccine

      Thirty years since the first report of the disease we now know as AIDS, scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the […]

  • Expanding HIV Treatment for Discordant Couples Could Significantly Reduce Global HIV Epidemic

    A new study uses a mathematical model to predict the potential impact of expanding treatment to discordant couples on controlling the global HIV epidemic– in these couples one partner has HIV infection and the other does […]

  • Contraceptive Used in Africa May Double Risk of H.I.V.

      The most popular contraceptive for women in eastern and southern Africa, a hormone shot given every three months, appears to double the risk the women will become infected with H.I.V., […]

  • 42. First HIV vaccine lab

    India plans to set up its first laboratory exclusively tasked with designing vaccines against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and plunge deeper into a back-to-biology movement hatched after disappointing results […]

  • 40. Circumcision may not curb gay HIV transmission

    While circumcision has been shown to lower a man’s risk of contracting HIV through heterosexual sex, a new study indicates that the value of circumcision for gay and bisexual men remains questionable.

  • Rwanda: Trials for Anti-HIV Vaginal Gel in Final Phase

      Project Ubuzima has entered the third of testing an anti-HIV gel for women. This is the final phase before the manufacturing of the product, which is believed to reduce the risk of HIV […]