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Government Plans N1 Billion Support to Fight HIV and Aids Through NHIS

The Federal Government said on Monday that it would support the fight against HIV and AIDS programmes through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2018. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this at the opening of a two-day Nigeria HIV and AIDS intervention symposium in Abuja. Adewole said that the support had become important because of the ...

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Over one million Nigerians accessing anti-retroviral therapy –Adewole

The Federal Government said as at the end of June 2017, the number of Nigerians placed on anti-retroviral therapy is 1,050,594, as against 983,980 reported at the end of last year. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the 60th National Council on Health held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, ...

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“HIV rates five times higher among girls than boys”

The Founder, Safe Love International, Sandra Omo, has said that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus rates are up to five times higher among girls aged 15 to 19, compared to boys. She made this known at  a press conference geared towards the inauguration of a campaign tagged, “No Sugar Daddy, Bright Future,” in Lagos. Omo said young girls were more affected ...

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Molecule kills HIV as single-day pill offers one-year treatment – Study

Scientists have designed a synthetic molecule that can reactivate dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice and lead to the death of some of the infected cells, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens. The new findings address a long-standing challenge in HIV treatment: While antiretroviral therapy can successfully stave off disease progression, the virus can silently persist in ...

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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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