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Scientists record major HIV breakthroughs

11% sufferers in poor countries risk becoming resistant to AIDS-prevention drugs, dying from condition Hope for vaccine as two American-funded clinical trials launch in Africa, discovery puts brakes on virus’ ability to infect Cancer drug triggers decrease in patient’s viral load as vagina ring provides protection for women with cheating partners Two United States (U.S.)-funded trials for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus ...

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Vagina ring that provides secret HIV protection for women with cheating partners

Women in Malawi have adopted a secret preventive measure against HIV infection from their partners who they suspect of cheating or who refuse to wear a condom. A silicon ring is inserted into the vagina which secretes an antiretroviral drug that prevents the virus from being contracted. A similar size to the contraceptive diaphragm, the device – that fits high ...

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FG targets 90% coverage for HIV carriers

The Federal Ministry of Health says that it has adopted the 90-90-90 approach in tackling the spread of HIV. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said it was looking to test 90 per cent of Nigerians for HIV and also ensure that 90 per cent of those who are positive get treatment and 90 per cent of those on ...

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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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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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