• 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, […]

  • FG develops operational plan to end HIV by 2030

    FG develops operational plan to end HIV by 2030

    A National Operational plan for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV (2017-2018), has been developed by the Federal Ministry of Health, in a bid to stop the spread of the virus by 2030.

    Dr. Deborah Odoh, the Assistant Director, HIV/AIDS Division of the ministry, made this known at the National Conference on HIV Prevention in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Odoh said the operational plan had incorporated the roles of the private sector and the community in the bid to end the Prevention […]

  • New HIV vaccine to go on trial in SA, scientists say it could be the final nail in the coffin for HIV

    New HIV vaccine to go on trial in SA, scientists say it could be the final nail in the coffin for HIV

    A new HIV vaccine is set to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday in what many scientists say could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful.

    The study, called HVTN 702, aims to enroll 5,400 sexually active men and women aged between 18 and 35 at 15 sites across South Africa, and will be the largest and most advanced HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa, […]

  • Thousands test positive to HIV in Lagos

    Thousands test positive to HIV in Lagos

    No fewer than 9, 579 people were tested positive to HIV of the 616, 318 that attended the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) awareness programme from January to June, 2016.

    Dr Oluseyi Temowo, the Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), made this known on Wednesday in Lagos.

    Temowo spoke at a news conference in Ikeja to mark the 2016 World AIDS Day with the theme: “Hands Up for #HIV Prevention’’.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that United Nations […]

  • Boko Haram: HIV ravages IDP camp

    Boko Haram: HIV ravages IDP camp

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has alleged, in a report released yesterday, that 500 women and girls have the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) in one Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the North East.

    The group cited an unnamed medical worker in its report, who alleged that those infected with HIV in one IDP rose from 200 to 500, with more cases unreported, over fear of stigmatisation.

    “A medical health worker in one of the camps, which has 10, 000 residents said the […]

  • 94,000 pregnant women HIV positive in Zamfara – USAID

    94,000 pregnant women HIV positive in Zamfara – USAID

    No fewer than 94,141 pregnant women are said to be HIV/AIDS positive in Zamfara.

    A United States Agency for International Aids (USAID) funded programme said this through Management Services for Health Organisation the USAID Prevention and Organisational Systems-AIDS Care and Treatment (PRO-ACT).

    The team leader of the organisation, Mr Aminu Sarki, spoke at the end of a seven-year treatment and support rolling plan for those living with HIV in the state in Gusau on Thursday.

    Sarki said more than 500 women living with […]

  • Jigawa Assembly passes law on HIV test before marriage

    Jigawa Assembly passes law on HIV test before marriage

    Jigawa State House of Assembly has passed a bill which makes it compulsory for all intending couples to undergo test for HIV/AIDs, twice, in the last three months before marriage is contracted.

    Reading the report at yesterday’s plenary,  Chairman  of the Committee on the control of HIV/AIDs, Ibrahim Suleman Gwiwa said the bill intends to provide free and compulsory HIV/AID test before marriage as well prohibit all forms of discrimination and stigmatisation against people living with virus.

    Gwiwa said the bill became […]

  • HIV Cure At Last? Doctors Make Remarkable Breakthrough

    HIV Cure At Last? Doctors Make Remarkable Breakthrough

    Just like Malaria and other similar ailment, the fear of HIV is coming to an end… UK scientists and clinicians working on a groundbreaking trial to test a cure for the HIV infection say they have made remarkable progress after a test patient showed no sign of the virus following treatment.

    The research, being carried out by five of Britain’s top universities with NHS support, is combining standard anti-retroviral drugs with a drug that reactivates dormant HIV and a vaccine that […]

  • Minister extols 14 states for improved efforts in HIV control

    Minister extols 14 states for improved efforts in HIV control

    According to reports, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has lauded 14 states in the federation for their improved efforts in the control of HIV.

    Adewole, represented by Dr Evelyn Ngige, the Director of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) expressed the view at the Dissemination of the National Quality Improvement Project (NQIP) and NigeriaQual Awards Ceremony in Abuja.

    The overall goal of NigeriaQual programme is to improve the quality and standard of care and related services for all patients […]

  • More Nigerians will die of cancer than HIV, malaria in 7 years – study reveals

    More Nigerians will die of cancer than HIV, malaria in 7 years – study reveals

    More Nigerians will die of cancer within the next seven years, a study has revealed.

    The study, conducted by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Analysis of Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention Policies in Africa Project (ANPPA), spoke of evidence, which point to prevalence of the ailment and others NCDs, like cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and Type II diabetes.

    The stakeholders also adopted strategies to accelerate response and guidelines towards formulation of policies and interventions on NCDs.

    An expert from the University of Ibadan, Prof. […]

  • SHOCKING: 59 yr old HIV-positive man arrested for defiling a 6 yr old girl in Delta state (SEE PHOTO)

    SHOCKING: 59 yr old HIV-positive man arrested for defiling a 6 yr old girl in Delta state (SEE PHOTO)

    59 year old HIV positive man, Monday Ekpade (pictured), has been arrested by the Delta state police command for sexually assaulting a 6 year old girl in Agbor on Sept 4th. According to Monday, he had sex with the minor because he believed that sleeping with her would cure him of HIV.

    Speaking on his arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, Celestina Kalu, said

    “On the 4th of this month, we got a report from our division in Agbor, that […]