Malawi: Limited Knowledge Affecting HIV/Aids Activities in Dowa
26 Maret 2014  09:54:16 WIB
Dowa acting District Aids Coordinator Hackson Mayinja has said limited knowledge among District AIDS Coordinating Committee (DACC) members on HIV/AIDS issues and composition of new DACC members who are not oriented on their roles are some of the challenges the district is facing in combating HIV and AIDS. Mayinja was speaking at a two day orientation meeting session for DACC members held at the boma. He asked the National Aids Commission (NAC) to provide and… more
‘Don't stigmatize people living with HIV/Aids’
24 Maret 2014  09:44:38 WIB
Health minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda talks to Sowen Debnath (C) who is on a world bicycle ride tour in a bid to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during a meeting at the ministry of health heaquarters in Kampala on Friday. Right is the chairman board of trustees of the Indian Association of Uganda, Rajni Tailor. PHOTO/Francis Emorut By Francis Emorut                                                    KAMPALA - People living with HIV/Aids should not be stigmatized but treated with dignity, the health minister… more
Malawi: Journalists' Network On Anti-HIV/Aids At Workplace
20 Maret 2014  09:17:57 WIB
Network of Journalists Living with HIV/AIDS (JONEHA) Monday visited the Malawi News Agency (Mana) offices in Lilongwe to discuss issues surrounding HIV and Aids stigmatization and discrimination in workplaces. Executive Director for JONEHA David Kamkwamba said issues of HIV had for a long time been surrounded by emotions of fear, stigma, blame, rejection and judgment. But the director said time had come for the world to look at HIV as an issue of disease and… more
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles awarded $17 million NIH grant for HIV research
25 Februari 2014  09:45:45 WIB
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recently awarded $17 million to Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, principal investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, according to a press release. The grant will fund research as part of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials, or IMPAACT, network. “HIV infection is a global public health issue, with children, adolescents and women being particularly vulnerable,” Aldrovandi said in the release. “Our… more
Zimbabwe Urges Male Circumcision to Reduce HIV/AIDS
19 Februari 2014  09:20:13 WIB
HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Zimbabwe's government is encouraging more men to get circumcised in an effort to fight AIDS. Scientists say male circumcision may reduce the transmission of the HIV virus by up to 60 percent. That is Mukudzei Mukombe - better known as Jah Prayzah - singing minutes after undergoing a voluntary circumcision. He is showing that he can still sing after going under the knife. The deputy head of Population Services International [PSI] Zimbabwe,… more