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Why it’s necessary to protect adolescent from STDs

In my last piece, I established that the health of the girl child is so important in the adolescence period because of the numbers of hormonal agents at play. I will take it further today by focusing on how to prevent and protect the adolescent girls from contracting sexually transmitted diseases, oral cancers, genital warts and cancer of the cervix ...

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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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Oral sex can give you untreatable ‘super gonorrhoea’ —WHO

The World Health Organisation has warned that those who engage in oral sex risk contacting what it describes as ‘super gonorrhoea.’ The untreatable strain of gonorrhoea is rapidly spreading across the world, putting millions of lives at risk, WHO warns. Experts said that incurable gonorrhoea has started to spread after becoming resistant to antibiotics. The world health body has attributed ...

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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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Nigeria flags off multidrug resistant tuberculosis centre

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has commissioned and equipped multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/XDR) wards in Ibadan, Oyo state on Monday, to flag off shorter MDR-TB treatment regimen in the country. The centre will help many patients suffering from multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) get accommodation during the period of treatment. Adewole said that the country has delivered the first ...

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