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HIV rises in Zimbabwe, develops resistance to drugs

Zimbabwe is recording increased cases of drug resistant HIV which have contributed to shortages of Abacavier, a drug administered to patients, a Senior Government Official said on Wednesday. Abacavier is administered to patients who would have failed or reacted to initial drug combinations. The Herald reported that the Secretary for Health and Child Care Gerald Gwinji said that at least ...

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IHVN recruits community pharmacies for easy HIV treatment

THE INSTITUTE of Human Virology Nigeria, IHVN, said it has began collaborating with private pharmacies in communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Nasarawa State to give people living with HIV in the country easy access to anti- retroviral treatment. IHVN Associate Director and Head of Pharmacy, Pharm. Yohanna Avong, disclosed this innovation in Keffi at training for community ...

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Study!!! HIV injection taken every two months scraps need for daily drugs

*Bacteria under foreskin of penis raise men’s risk by up to 63% by acting as virus’ ‘gateway’ into body The Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) can be controlled by an injection needed just six times a year – scrapping the need for daily drugs, scientists claim. Experts have hailed the early trial findings as ‘life-changing’ and have suggested a jab could ...

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Child living with HIV maintains remission without drugs since 2008 – Study

A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists reported at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. This case appears to be the third reported instance of sustained HIV remission ...

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HIV/AIDS: 1 Million Nigerians May Die By 2022 – NACA Chief

Dr. Sani Aliyu, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, has said Nigeria must take full sponsorship of its HIV/AIDS programme or risk losing one million of its citizens currently living with the disease before 2022. Aliyu stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday. He said taking ownership of the ...

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HIV/Aids – Nigeria Risks One Million Deaths in Five Years, NACA Warns

Nigeria risks losing about one million of its citizens to HIV if its government does not take control of the full sponsorship of the treatment, an official has said. The Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, Sani Aliyu, said Nigeria must take full sponsorship of its HIV/AIDS programme or risk losing one million of its ...

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Nigeria accounts for 2nd highest HIV/AIDS burden worldwide – NEPWAN

The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN) says Nigeria accounts for second highest HIV/AIDS burden worldwide after South Africa. Mr Victor Omoshehin, the National Coordinator of NEPWAN, revealed this at the candlelight memorial organised by the organisation on Monday in Abuja for those that die in the course of HIV/AIDS. He noted that Nigerians that died due ...

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‘1.7m Nigeria women, 380,000 children living with HIV’

No fewer than 1.7million women and 380,00 children under age 15, are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria according to the 2015 data by the National AIDS & STIs Control Program (NASCP) of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH). National Coordinator of the National AIDS and STIS Control, of the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Sunday Aboje, at a three-day ...

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Nigerian govt. introduces free treatment for all HIV patients

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it was set to implement new guidelines for HIV prevention, treatment and care to consolidate previous efforts in tackling the scourge. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, stated this at the opening of a two-day North-West Zonal Dissemination of 2016 National Guidelines for HIV prevention, Treatment and Care in Kaduna. Represented by Segilola Araoye, ...

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Total screens 10,000 Ontisha residents for HIV, TB

Total Nigeria Plc has conducted free HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria screening for residents of Onitsha, Anambra State. The initiative, which is in partnership with Nigeria Business Coalition Against AIDS, saw no fewer than 10, 000 persons benefitting from the free medical exercise. During the outreach programme, 22 persons drawn from 10 Total Service Stations were also trained on how to ...

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