Palabra clave ‘HIV/AIDS’

To Reflect on 30 Years of HIV/AIDS

martes, mayo 24th, 2011

On June 5, 1981, the first published description of a mysterious illness involving five young, previously healthy gay men appeared in the CDC publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The cases marked the first recognition of what is now known as AIDS, a disease that has claimed the lives of more than 30 million people worldwide since that first report 30 years ago.


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.


WHO Exposing misclassified HIV/AIDS deaths in South Africa

lunes, mayo 16th, 2011

To quantify the deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that are misattributed to other causes in South Africa’s death registration data and to adjust for this bias.


Renewed Hope for an HIV Vaccine

sábado, mayo 14th, 2011

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 National Institutes of Health, continue advancing toward our goal of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. I am optimistic that we will succeed.


South Africa: no longer embarrassed over AIDS

viernes, mayo 13th, 2011

Cape Town’s former Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Tuesday that South Africa has changed its AIDS policy and no longer should be ashamed of its policies to combat the epidemic.


Thailand: Ambitious HIV/AIDS Mission Launched

lunes, mayo 9th, 2011

In line with UNAIDS guidelines, Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is boosting its efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. Toward the goal of zero new infections, the ministry is targeting at-risk groups, including housewives, sex workers, and men who have sex with men.


SA, Italy work on AIDS vaccine

viernes, abril 22nd, 2011

The Italian and South African health departments plan to test the next phase of a vaccine against HIV on 200 people with chronic HIV, they said.


Rwanda: Research on Anti-HIV Gel Approved

jueves, abril 21st, 2011

Project Ubuzima will spend the next three years conducting a research on an Anti-HIV gel for women following the approval by the Medical Ethics Committee. The vaginal gel is part of the microbicide medical products and is believed to reduce the risk of HIV infection among women.


Zimbabwe: In the eye of the HIV/AIDS storm

sábado, abril 9th, 2011

Teenage commercial sex workers are finding themselves at the centre of the HIV/AIDS storm amid concerns of widespread lack of condom use and a spike in the number of infections among this demographic, despite the country’s continuing HIV/AIDS campaigns, which health authorities say has seen a drop in prevalence in the past few years.


KENYA: Walking 26km for a condom

viernes, abril 8th, 2011

Correct and consistent condom use is one of the bedrocks of Kenya’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme but many people in rural areas have limited access to condoms.