While the eyes of the world focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, the fight against HIV has slowed down in Romania. The pandemic has deprived at-risk groups of access to health services and testing, as well as disrupting supply chains and medicine supplies, raising fears of a rise in cases.
African children are neglected when it comes to HIV treatment. Without any intervention, many will die before their second birthday, according to a UN report.
Hundreds of babies and children tested positive for HIV in 2019 after a whistleblower doctor uncovered a scandal involving the re-use of needles in southern Sindh province. Pakistan's largest HIV testing and treatment centre was established in the rural town of Rota Dero in the wake of the disaster, dishing out life-saving anti-retroviral drugs. But affected families must cover further costs arising from the illness themselves.
In Uganda, people living with HIV and the medical community point to prejudice as a major barrier to the well-being of those infected. Segregation of HIV-positive people is common because people are afraid of contracting the virus. Despite the country's progress in fighting HIV in Uganda, the challenges are still immense.
APIN Public Health initiatives and the Ondo state government are expanding access to HIV and AIDS services.
17 Dec 2020
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29 Nov 2020
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2 Oct 2020
Timothy Ray Brown has passed away after battling leukaemia for five months, his partner said on Facebook. The American was the first known HIV patient to be cured after extensive treatment in Berlin in 2007.
30 Sep 2020
Twelve years ago, the man known as "the Berlin patient" received a bone marrow transplant which permanently cured him of HIV. The man, Timothy Ray Brown, told the AP news agency that he is now facing terminal leukemia.
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9 Sep 2020
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12 Mar 2020
The World Health Organization has labeled the Coronavirus as a pandemic, this as more cases are confirmed across Africa. Our correspondent in South Africa gave us the latest on how the government is preparing for the outbreak there. Several women were coerced into sterilisatoin at health care centers in South Africa, many has been diagnosed as HIV-positive. Finally, women in Angola are bearing the brunt of climate change as they often find themselves having to support the family during droughts in rural
3 Mar 2020
In tonight's edition: at least 50 people are killed in a brutal raid on villages in northeastern Nigeria. The killings highlight the challenges in dealing with growing bandit attacks in the region. In South Africa, dozens and possibly hundreds of HIV-positive women struggle to come to terms with the physical and psychological damage from forced sterilisation. Finally, we take you to Guinea Bissau, where the interim president has resigned after just one day in office after receiving "death threats".