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Women Intensify Campaign for Use of Female Condom

ACCRA, 17 February 2014 (allAfrica) - The Society of Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA) Ghana and its partners are intensifying a campaign to educate the public on the use of the female condoms as an alternate to the male condom.

High incidence of antiretroviral prescribing errors in Nigeria

ABUJA, 13 February 2014 (aidsmap) - Antiretroviral prescribing errors are common in Nigeria, according to results of a large prospective study published in PLOS ONE. Errors were detected in the prescriptions of almost all adult patients. Common errors included prescribing incorrect antiretroviral drugs or combinations; prescribing drugs that were contraindicated or that interacted with other medication; and inappropriate frequency or duration of therapy.

Attitudes Responsible for Low Rate of Condom Use

KIGALI, 11 February 2014 (allAfrica) - Despite condoms being one of the best ways to prevent pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as human papilloma virus (HPV) and HIV, their use is still relatively unpopular.

Eliminating Paediatric HIV, Men Should Play a Part

HARARE, 11 February 2014 (Standard) - It requires concerted efforts on many fronts with government, civic society and community leaders all pulling together.

Cancer Overtakes AIDS, Malaria, TB As the Leading Killer

ACCRA, 7 February 2014 (allAfrica) - Staggering statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that cancer accounted for 8.2 million deaths globally, morethan AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) combined in 2012. This number is expected to rise in the coming years, according to the organization.

World Cancer Day 2014: New Cancer Cases To Increase Five-fold By 2025

4 February 2014 - With a million new cases being reported every year, cancer seems to be tightening its grip on India. Experts say the incidence of the killer disease is expected to rise five-fold by 2025.According to medical professionals, lung and oral cancers were the most common among men while cervix and breast cancer were striking more and more women.

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