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Association seeks federal govt’s intervention for women living with HIV

The Association of Women Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (ASWHAN) has called on the federal government to support women living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Valentine Day: Condoms sale increases by 70 percent – survey

As Nigerians joined the rest of the world to celebrate St Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, a survey has indicated that was about 70 per cent increase in the sale of condoms and contraceptives purchased mainly by fun seekers.

World Condom Day: HIV infection highest among youths – AHF

Aids Healthcare Foundation, an NGO, says the prevalence of HIV and AIDS infections is highest among youths between the ages of 15 to 24.

Valentine’s Day: NACA advises young people

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) on Tuesday cautioned young people to avoid risky behavior, while celebrating Valentine’s Day to avoid health problems and unintentional injuries.

Foundation distributes 100,000 condoms in Makurdi

The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has distributed 100,000 pieces of condoms in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, as part of activities to mark this year’s International Condoms Day (ICD).

15% of young Nigerians lose virginity before age 15 – NACA

More young Nigerians are engaging in sex much earlier, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS has said.

HIV positive man to die for killing wife

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday sentenced one Katungi Phillips to death for stabbing his wife, Justina James, to death for allegedly infecting him with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Jacob Zuma’s five biggest career scandals

South African President Jacob Zuma’s battle to stay in office despite the ruling ANC party reportedly asking him to step down is the latest in a long history of career controversies.

Avoid unprotected sex on Valentine’s day – NACA tells Nigerians

Ahead of Valentine’s Day which will hold on Wednesday, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS has called on Nigerians especially youths not to engage in unprotected sex.

UNICEF urges Governor Dankwambo to expand treatment of malnutrition

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has called on the Gombe State Government to expand the treatment of acute malnutrition in the State from the present three to cover all the eleven local government areas of the state.

South African pastor found guilty for spraying followers with insecticide

A South African pastor who claimed he could heal sick members of his congregation by spraying them with insecticide brand Doom was found guilty of assault on Friday.

Police arrest quack doctor accused of infecting people with HIV

Police on Thursday arrested an unqualified medical practitioner accused of infecting dozens of people with HIV in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Unlicensed doctor ‘infects 40 people’ with HIV in India

At least 40 people have been tested HIV positive in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where an unqualified doctor had allegedly used a single syringe to treat all of his patients in the area, according to local media reports.

Medical experts trained on HIV rapid test kits

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) says it has trained 25 medical experts on post market validation of HIV rapid test kits in Nigeria.


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