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HIV drugs give couples 'ray of hope'

17 January (BBC News)-The most effective form of protection against contracting HIV is to use a condom while having sex. But what if you want children? A project in Kenya is helping couples there have a family without risking their health.

Not having enough food linked with lower chances of sustained viral suppression for ART-treated breastfeeding mothers in Uganda

LONDON, 12 January 2016 (aidsmap)- Not having enough food is associated with poorer chances of achieving a sustained viral suppression among antiretroviral-treated breastfeeding women in Uganda.

Health Expert Calls Malawians to Go for Early HIV Testing

LILONGWE, 11 January 2015 (allAfrica) - Director for HIV/AIDS Department in the Ministry of Health, Dr Frank Chimbwandira has said it is important to test early for HIV so that people can get on life-saving treatment as soon as possible.

Door-to-Door HIV Testing Gets Nod

HARARE, 14 December 2015 (Herald) - Mashonaland Central and Matabeleland North provinces have overwhelmingly embraced the "door-to-door" voluntary HIV testing and counselling services initiated by Government in October with over 4 500 people having been tested in the past two months, a senior Government official has revealed.

Global estimates shed light on toll of sexually transmitted infections

GENEVA, 10 December 2015 (allAfrica) -: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have a profound impact on sexual and reproductive health worldwide, and continue to cause a major burden of disease. Global estimates, published in the journal PLOS ONE today, show that an estimated 357 million new infections occur every year with one of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis.

Middle East Needs Fresh Strategy to Curb HIV Surge

9 December 2015 (allAfrica) - The Middle East and North Africa is home to the lowest percentage of people living with HIV in the world. According to UNAIDS, those in the region living with the virus numbered around 240,000 out of over 350 million in 2014 - just 0.1 per cent of people.

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