Home Topics HIV
The World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria, has supported the screening of 2,306 persons for COVID-19 and 2,506 persons for Tuberculosis (TB), using Chest X-Ray, and GeneXpert machine through mobile testing in Kaduna State communities.
The New HIV Vaccine and Microbicudes Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), on Tuesday said that survivors of rape should endevour to take Post-Exposure Prophylaxsis (PEP), after 72 hours of the act, to prevent HIV infection.
This raised the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 12,268 and the total number of samples tested since March 13, when the country's first Covid-19 cases was confirmed, to 266,102.
Nigeria has received an $890 million grant from the Global Fund to reduce the burden of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria over an implementation period of three years, beginning from 2021 to 2023.
Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) on Wednesday called for more test kits to prevent deaths of pregnant women and babies as a result of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials globally.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.
People with underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, asthma and chronic respiratory disease are more vulnerable to developing severe complications and dying from coronavirus, Ramaphosa said, citing data from the Department of Health.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus infections in South Africa surged past 20,000 with close to 400 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Friday.
The new coronavirus could kill 150,000 people in Africa in a year unless urgent action is taken, according to a WHO modelling study that says nearly a quarter of a billion people will be infected.
If lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are succeeding in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, health experts warn that the measures could unintentionally undermine efforts to contain another potentially deadly disease: HIV.
The number of deaths from AIDS-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa could double if the provision of healthcare to HIV sufferers is disrupted during the coronavirus crisis, the United Nations said Monday.
Mr Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Trade and Integration, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says African economy will lose 65 billion dollars if there is a full lockdown of the continent due to COVID-19.
Esther Mbayo, the minister in charge of the presidency, told newsmen that gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS may be reversed if efforts to combat the disease, that has leftover two million Ugandans dead since the 1980s, are relaxed.
The Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, has said the collapse of global cooperation and failure of international solidarity have shoved Africa out of the global coronavirus diagnostics market.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said that 23 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it would conduct a drug integrity test for security personnel, civil servants, medical personnel, teachers and public servants in the country.
As the National Examinations Council (NECO) released the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for students in exit class, it also announced that examination officials will be made to sign an oath of allegiance.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, charged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as well as Governors Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Nyesom Wike of Rivers to purge themselves of their age-long undemocratic habits of election rigging, vote-buying and violence.
The United Kingdom has officially fallen into recession for the first time in 11 years.
Okwesilieze Nwodo: Igbo elites have turned down Nnamdi Kanu’s rhetoric’s to achieve restructured Nigeria
The former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, yesterday, said Igbo elites have been trying to tune down the rhetorics of Nnamdi Kanu to achieve a restructured Nigeria.
William D'Avila, the agent of Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, has admitted that the Nigerian has set sights on winning the Capocannoniere award for the highest goalscorer in Serie A.
The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has intervened in the industrial action by the National Association of Air Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) which paralysed activities at Bristow Helicopters.
Policemen on Thursday surrounded the Edo State House of Assembly complex in Benin City, the state capital.
Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, ended his bad run in front of goal when he scored in AL Nassr’s 2 – 0 win over Abha on Monday.