Latest in Tag: HIV Highlight

Latest in Tag: HIV

HIV infects 1 teen girl every 3 minutes: UN

Teenage girls are unfairly bearing the brunt of the AIDS crisis, a UNICEF report has found. A lack of information, campaign fatigue, and sexual violence are partly to blame.One girl between the ages of 15 and 19 becomes infected with HIV every three minutes, according to a UNICEF report published on Wednesday. The organization warned …

Deutsche Welle

Fighting HIV with life-prolonging drugs

Medical experts place great emphasis on antiretroviral treatment in the fight against HIV. But the drugs, which can be quite costly, are not available to everyone – even though they can limit the spread of the virus. An HIV diagnosis is not a death sentence anymore. With the right medication, patients can expect to live …

Deutsche Welle

Faster results for HIV tests in Germany

Scared you might have HIV? In the past, you had to wait 12 weeks in Germany before getting an answer. Now, the wait has been reduced to six – which will further reduce infections. Other countries are faster. HIV tests are more sensitive today than they used to be. They can detect smaller amounts of …

Deutsche Welle

Deadlier than Ebola

By Dr Bjørn Lomborg Ebola has received much of the attention in 2014, killing about 8,000 people. Over the same period of time, however, about 4 million people died from AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. The truth is that, despite great progress in healthcare, much of the world is still blighted by preventable disease, with …

Daily News Egypt

Increasing HIV prevalence in Middle East and North Africa: UNAIDS report

UNITED NATIONS: Even though HIV prevalence is still relatively low in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), it has increased in recent years, a 2010 UNAIDS report said. On World AIDS day, the joint United Nations program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), in collaboration with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for …


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