June 2, 2017

Nigeria Enrols 1.3 million For Anti-retroviral Drugs In First Quarter

Joint United Nation Programme on HIV/AIDS on Thursday in Abuja said 1, 366, 383 people living with HIV and AIDS were enrolled on treatment by March 2017. The UNAIDS Country Director in Abuja, Dr Bilali Camara, said that Nigeria was able to achieve the progress because it adopted the` test […]
June 1, 2017

HIV Has No Cure, Take Anti-retroviral Drugs – FACA

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (FACA) on Thursday cautioned people living with HIV and AIDS not to stop taking their Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs for an alternative cure. The Project Manager of the agency, Dr. Uche Okoro, in Abuja was reacting to the speculation that […]
May 30, 2017

Scientists Move Closer To Cure As New HIV Test Detects Latent HIV Accurately

Researchers are moving closer to fully curing HIV by designing a more accurate, cost-effective, and efficient test for detecting how much of the virus is left in the human body. The new test can detect more efficiently the HIV reservoir that continues to stay hidden in the body’s CD4 cells, […]
May 22, 2017

WHO Spends More On Travel Than AIDS

Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, travelled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country’s president in celebrating the world’s first Ebola vaccine. After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the lethal virus, Chan spent the night in the top-tier presidential suite […]
July 22, 2016

Disturbing culture in Malawi where men are hired to have sex with children during puberty

You will be shocked at this age-old ritual in parts of Malawi. The report was compiled by a BBC journalist. Please read: In some remote southern regions of Malawi, it’s traditional for girls to be made to have sex with a paid sex worker known as a “hyena” once they […]
May 21, 2016

Actor Charlie Sheen says his health is dramatically improving after experimental HIV drug

Actor Charlie Sheen attends the 24th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar viewing party. Photo / Getty Images The Wall Street star went public with his HIV positive status in November last year, announcing that he had been diagnosed with the virus in 2011. In January 2016, Sheen announced he […]
May 18, 2016

In pursuit of an HIV vaccine and the AIDS-free generation

In the US, many people speak of “the AIDS crisis” as though it were something that happened and is now over. We do have effective treatments, and increasingly effective means of prevention. They include new, once-a-day pills that are very effective at preventing HIV infection as long as they are […]
May 16, 2016

Only 45 percent of Nigerians are aware of their HIV status

The AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF) says only about 45 percent of Nigerians are aware of their HIV status. A statement issued on Friday in Abuja by AHF Senior Manager, Communication, Miss Kemi Gbadamosi, also claimed that Nigeria has the second highest burden of HIV, after South Africa. It quoted […]