NAC Brings in Drugs for HIV Treatment

NAC Brings in Drugs for HIV Treatment

NAC executives, others discuss way forward on the provision of AVRs to health facilities The National Aids Commission (NAC) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Program (STDCP) have called on all persons living with HIV/AIDS to stop worrying over the shortage of anti-retro viral (ARV) drugs in the country. The announcement was made at a joint […]

HIV drug shortage may put people's lives at risk in Papua New Guinea

HIV drug shortage may put people's lives at risk in Papua New Guinea

HIV drugs are about to run out in Papua New Guinea. | Photo: Terrence Higgins Trust | Facebook Stocks of anti-retroviral drugs to treat people living with HIV are at a critical shortage in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean has the ‘highest incidence and prevalence of HIV in the […]

Govt, experts dismiss HIV cure claims

Govt, experts dismiss HIV cure claims

  Thandeka MoyoHealth ReporterGOVERNMENT has dismissed claims that a Gweru faith-based healer is curing people of HIV, adding that people who stop taking medication are at risk of developing drug resistant viruses which are impossible to treat. Dr Gerald Gwinji Recently, there have been false reports that a Malawian prophet reportedly “cured” a Gweru woman […]

Out of patience! A reflection on the long fight against HIV/AIDS

Out of patience! A reflection on the long fight against HIV/AIDS

April first was a great day for the prevention of HIV in Australia. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) became available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), slashing the cost of accessing this life-saving drug. This breakthrough came after a long wait and, like the listing of so many essential medications, was the result of passionate advocacy by […]

Minnesota health officials report increase in STDs since 2016

Minnesota health officials report increase in STDs since 2016

(KMSP) – Sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and hepatitis cases have increased across Minnesota since 2016, health officials reported. The Minnesota Department of Health’s annual sexually transmitted disease, HIV and hepatitis surveillance report shows a continued rise in STDs in 2017 compared to 2016. The new report shows a 10 percent increase in new syphilis cases […]

New method allows scientists to study how HIV persists

New method allows scientists to study how HIV persists

Credit: CC0 Public Domain After 35 years of rigorous research, there is still no cure for HIV. Current drugs can be used to halt the infection, but fall short of reaching hidden reserves of dormant virus that can lurk for life within infected white blood cells. If a person stops taking the medication, these viral […]

Why a promising new approach to HIV prevention could lose funding

Why a promising new approach to HIV prevention could lose funding

A battle is brewing in the HIV research world about the best way to prevent HIV transmission. On one side are drugs that target the tissue where exposure to the virus occurs — think a gel or douche. On the other is a whole-body approach. Think a pill or a shot. “You have to be […]

WHO Recommendations for HIV Treatment

WHO Recommendations for HIV Treatment

A recent review by Swiss researchers looked at the progression of the WHO’s global commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and the challenges to HIV treatment. In 2006 there were approximately only 1.3 million people receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART) in low- to middle-income settings. Among these, there was considerable variability in diagnostics used, […]

STDs, hepatitis C infections continue to rise in MN

STDs, hepatitis C infections continue to rise in MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Valley News Live) More STDs are being reported in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health’s annual sexually transmitted disease, HIV and hepatitis surveillance report shows a continued rise in STDs in 2017 compared to 2016, prompting health officials to remind those at heightened risk of infection to get tested at least once […]