• The Rate of HIV infections and deaths has sharply dropped in Nepal

    The Rate of HIV infections and deaths has sharply dropped in Nepal

    The National Centre for AIDS and STD Control of Nepal on Thursday said the Rate of HIV infections and deaths had sharply dropped in Nepal, a report released said.

    A drastic 22-per cent decline of HIV positive was recorded in Nepal over a period of 10 years, said the report unveiled by NCASC on the World AIDS Day.

    The first HIV case was reported in Nepal in 1988.

    HIV is highly prevalent in the 15-49 age group as the number stands for 30,074, […]

  • Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    It was gathered that the Viva Fidel Health Foundation, an NGO, has appealed for strong government commitment to mitigate the spread of antimicrobial resistance threatening the treatment of AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria.

    Dr Stella Agbim, Lead Advocate of the foundation, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

    She said government should embrace greater innovations and investment in research and development of new antimicrobial medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tools to address the challenge.

    Agbim said: […]

  • HIV: Chevron commits N504m to prevent mother-to-baby transmission

    HIV: Chevron commits N504m to prevent mother-to-baby transmission

    A multi-national oil company, Chevron, has committed $1.4m (about N504m) to prevent the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus from mothers to their newborn babies in Bayelsa State.

    The gesture was revealed on Thursday when an international non-governmental organisation, Partners Combine Together (PACT), inaugurated the second phase of the community-based Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS project in Yenagoa.

    With $1.4m funding from Chevron, the PROMOT II project is expected to test over 2,000 pregnant women from three local government areas in the […]