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SAfAIDS Statement on 16 Days of Activism 2014
25 November - 10 December 2014
HWANGE, (eMTCT Zimbabwe eForum) - It is all happening this week in Hwange district, Matabeleland North. The Ministry of Health and Child Care with support from its implementing partners is hold a week long campaign to raise awareness on the national strategy to eliminate new HIV infections in children and keep mothers and families alive. Leading up to World AIDS Day, the campaign is taking place from Nov 24-Dec 2nd
HARARE, (SAfAIDS Media) - SAfAIDS joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
Press Release: UNAIDS reports that reaching Fast-Track Targets will avert nearly 28 million new HIV infections and end the AIDS epidemic as a global health threat by 2030
GENEVA, 20 November 2014 (UNAIDS) - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced that taking a Fast-Track approach over the next five years will allow the world to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The new UNAIDS report Fast-Track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 outlines, that by taking the Fast-Track approach nearly 28 million new HIV infections and 21 million AIDS-related deaths would be averted by 2030.
A 'magical' pill, popularly known as Truvada, emerged in the HIV community a few years ago but is continuing to cause controversy. This pill (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) was approved as an HIV infection risk inhibitor and was intended for people who engage in high risk sexual behavior. Studies have shown it reduces the risk of HIV infection by 90 per cent.
HARARE, 13 November 2014 (Herald) - HARARE City Council says 120 000 residents are treated for HIV related ailments in the city everyday. According to minutes of a full council meeting, the rate of infections is increasing. "On AIDS statistics, council was advised that the prevalence at the national level is at 15 percent and in Harare the prevalence is at 13 percent.
HARARE, 13 November 2014 (Zimbabwe Sentinel) - The infanticide case of a first year student Thelma Rumbidzai Mupatsi at Chinhoyi University of Technology is an indication of numerous social economic challenges faced by students in tertiary institutions local health organisations have said.