Palabra clave ‘HIV transmission’

12% Nigerian secondary school students practise ‘anal sex’

viernes, enero 13th, 2012

According Morenike Ukpong, the coordinator of the New Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society, a Lagos-based NGO, not less than 12% of public secondary school students in Nigeria practice anal sex while 12.1 per cent of university students and 15.2 per cent adolescents in northern Nigeria engage in the act.
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Some things are just damndiculous. How did they arrive at these figures?


African ministers hail HIV therapy progress

miércoles, julio 20th, 2011

African ministers hailed a lowering of mother-to-child HIV transmission rates as a result of treatment at a meeting in Rome, a day after a study found key benefits from early therapy.


HIV/AIDS: Treatment as prevention – the tough road ahead

lunes, julio 18th, 2011

The sixth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention started optimistically as the hype surrounding the use of antiretroviral treatment to prevent HIV infection gained momentum. But the focus of much discussion in Rome from 17-20 July will undoubtedly be on how to transform the recent promising research findings into workable policy.


Groundbreaking trial results confirm HIV treatment prevents transmission of HIV

viernes, mayo 20th, 2011

WHO and UNAIDS hail results from the HPTN 052 trial that show antiretroviral therapy to be 96% effective in reducing HIV transmission in couples where one partner has HIV.


HIV/AIDS: ARVs as prevention must move quickly “from science to action”

martes, mayo 17th, 2011

A landmark study showing major reductions in HIV transmission among discordant couples due to early treatment may fail to have a significant impact on HIV prevention unless governments and donors are willing to turn the science into action, HIV advocates say.


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

martes, mayo 3rd, 2011

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 infection among women.


Circumcision may not cut HIV spread among gay men

sábado, abril 16th, 2011

Although studies in Africa have shown that circumcision can lower the spread of HIV among heterosexuals, it may not do much to prevent infections among gay and bisexual men in Western countries, a new study suggests.