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Posted by admin on October 08, 2015

Former Chairperson of the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) Bishop Dr Joshua Banda has urged the new crop of board members to increase local financing to support the AIDS response by fully utilizing the law which allows the institution to mobilise resources.
Bishop Banda’s observations come in the backdrop of the heavy external dependence syndrome of the national HIV response at about 86 per cent with locally generated funds estimated at a paltry 14 per cent.

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Posted by admin on October 06, 2015

There is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%. Three randomized controlled trials have shown that male circumcision provided by well trained health professionals in properly equipped settings is safe. WHO/UNAIDS recommendations emphasize that male circumcision should be considered an efficacious intervention for HIV prevention in countries and regions with heterosexual epidemics, high HIV and low male circumcision prevalence.

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Posted by admin on December 19, 2012

Up to half of children infected with HIV at birth don’t have the necessary immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella, according to new research.Infectious disease experts say this is a result of years of cautious immunization practices in young HIV patients.

It can, however, be corrected by ensuring that children with HIV have their full course of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations.

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Posted by admin on December 19, 2012

A study examining the rates of HIV infection among local African, Caribbean and black youth here has found they are using condoms less often than their peers, though their sexual activities are otherwise the same as the broader population of youth that has a lower rate of infection.

More than 500 youths in these groups in Windsor and Essex County here took part in a survey over the past two calendar years, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The participants were all 16 to 25 years of age.

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