Avert has reported on a study in the South African Journal of Science that has found – unsurprisingly to dissenters – a higher chance of testing HIV-positive when reporting hunger. The only misnomer is the linkage of hunger to lax sexual practices! In other news, there is a brilliant and lengthy article on the HPV […]
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BBC iPlayer currently has a 20-minute report titled Africa’s Population Explosion which details the current challenges and opportunities in the continent. The description of the programme will be interesting enough to non-UK residents unable to watch it: “Africa is in the midst of a baby boom – the median age across the continent is just […]
…to the great surprise of doctors, there are thousands of teenagers like Tadisa who have lived with HIV for more than a decade. When Dr Rashida Ferrand wanted to research these young survivors, she was told none were still alive. “Five years ago people would shake their heads in disbelief and say: ‘Well, no, nobody […]
…The trust aims to test 2,500 outpatients across six London hospitals this week, including the Royal London, in what is thought to be the biggest testing campaign of its kind ever in the UK. It wants to remove the stigma of an HIV test. Since very few people out of the non-risk groups develop AIDS […]
The annual number of new HIV infections among adults and adolescents decreased by 50% or more in 26 countries between 2001 and 2012. …recent surveys in several countries in sub‑Saharan Africa have detected decreases in condom use and/or an increase in the number of sexual partners. …Across sub-Saharan Africa, diverse countries have achieved notable reductions […]