AIDS Walk for life
22 September 2014  09:36:07 WIB
  ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) and a number of the public are participating in the group’s 20th annual AIDS Walk for Life today. A drumming circle and song preceded the walk down Baker street to Lakeside Park. The event is to help raise awareness and prevent stigma of HIV/AIDS. Walk organizer Erynn Davis said the walk as a fundraiser has been “ super successful“ as they have surpassed their goal of… more
HIV/AIDS: Conflict in Central African Republic disrupts treatment
05 September 2014  09:48:58 WIB
BANGUI, Central African Republic, September 3 (UNHCR) – Conflict forced Nayo to flee her native South Sudan and seek shelter in neighbouring Central African Republic, but it has not prevented the 58-year-old refugee from receiving the medical treatment that keeps her alive. "Fighting has forced me twice to leave South Sudan for the Central African Republic, once as a little girl and once as an adult," she tells UNHCR. "I'd love to see my country,… more
Nigeria: Agency Intensifies HIV/Aids Awareness Campaign in Nasarawa
03 September 2014  10:04:25 WIB
Lafia — Nasarawa State AIDS Control Agency (NASACA) has commenced what it described as a "10-day intensive house -to- house campaign" on HIV/AIDS in the state that is targeting about half a million sexually active persons. The aim is to embark on a comprehensive awareness campaign on issues on the virus so as to reduce stigma against carriers as well as boost the level of prevention among the people of the state. According to the… more
Women and HIV/AIDS
11 Juli 2014  09:46:12 WIB
“Research suggests that women who have secure access to ownership and control over land and other assets are better able to avoid relationships that threaten them with HIV, and to manage the impact of AIDS.” Gender inequality and the economic disempowerment of women and girls have contributed significantly to the spread of HIV.  Globally, women comprise 50 percent people living with HIV, and in sub-Saharan Africa this figure rises to 60 percent. In all regions,… more
Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS counter-productive: Health minister
10 Juli 2014  11:19:59 WIB
New Delhi: Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS in India may scare "away a large number of suspected cases from getting detected and treated", the government opined on Tuesday even as it stated that the country has an estimated 7.77 lakh HIV/AIDS patients. "Considerable thought has been given to the issue. The government feels that there is no public health rationale for mandatory testing of a person for HIV/AIDS." "On the other hand, such an approach could… more