Highlights

Mosquito-borne Zika virus 'spreading explosively'

The mosquito-borne Zika virus may infect up to four million people, the World Health Organization said, as the agency convened to decide if the outbreak... Read More

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/mosquito-born-zika-virus-spreading-explosively-160128130744449.html

UK Labour MP learns from Community Response to HIV in Uganda

Last month, Diane Abbott, an MP from the UK’s Labour Party and the shadow secretary of state for international development... Read More

Source: http://www.keycorrespondents.org/2015/12/22/uk-labour-mp-learns-from-community-response-to-hiv-in-uganda/

#WorldAidsDay: A Snapshot of HIV in Kenya

Our understanding of disease and health has been transformed in the 31 years that HIV has been with us in Kenya... Read More

Source: http://www.nation.co.ke/newsplex/world-aids-day/-/2718262/2978682/-/7f38wwz/-/index.html

HIV Becoming Resistant to Key Drug, Study Finds

Strains of HIV are becoming resistant to an antiretroviral drug commonly used to prevent and fight the virus, research has suggested... Read More

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35433856

Facts

In 2014, an estimated 36.9 million people globally were living with HIV
UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
An estimated 25.8 million people were living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa In 2014
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
An estimated 1.2 million people died from AIDS-related causes worldwide in 2014
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
Worldwide, an estimated 2 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2014, down from 3.1 million in
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 66% of the global total of new HIV infections.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimate of 790 000 people died of AIDS-related causes in 2014.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, accounting for around one in three AIDS-related deaths.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
The number of AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa fell by 48%, Between 2004 and 2014
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
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Dear All,

The ARC team would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the New Year “2016”. It is our hope that we will continue to work together and share resources so as to improve the quality of life for the people in Africa and Madagascar. As we begin this year we introduce you to our first issue which is no 12 since we started this newsletter. We hope by sharing this, latest and significant information we contribute to building a network of cadres who strive to eradicate the impact of HIV and AIDS.

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Care and Treatment

HIV Drugs Give Couples 'Ray of Hope'

imageThe 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...

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Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35324450

Hepatitis

Management of Chronic Hepatitis B: An Overview of Practice Guidelines for Primary Care Providers

Despite the introduction of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination programs, chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains an important disease burden worldwide and in the United States...

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Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/zimbabwe-aids-idUSL8N13Y3Z020151209

Prevention

Nigeria Society Must Embrace Sex Education

While teaching about HIV at a teen summer class in Owerri, Nigeria, I was surprised when Desire, 10, the youngest participant, stated: "One of the ways you can get HIV is through unprotected sexual intercourse."...

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Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201512212051.html

Women

One man Improving Maternal Health, One Woman At A Time.

Maternal mortality ratios are a strong reflection of the overall effectiveness of a country's health systems, and in Malawi the lifetime risk of maternal death is one in 34...

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Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201510281565.html

AIDS Policy

No more Excuses. We have the Tools to End the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

imageIn the summer of 1981, the world became aware of a mysterious new disease that was seen initially among a relatively small group of gay men in the United States and was soon shown to be caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. Fast- forward more than 30 years, and the entire world is struggling with one of the most devastating pandemics in history...

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Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-more-excuses-we-have-the-tools-to-end-the-hivaids-pandemic/2016/01/08/a01cc876-b611-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html

AIDS Policy

Ethiopia In Strong Position to End AIDS by 2030

imageEthiopia plans to prevent more than half a million AIDS-related deaths and prevent up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020, according to the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office...

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Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201601050007.html

Laboratory Testing

Couple HIV Testing During Antenatal Care: A Good Idea?

image An aura of silence hovers over the room as a few men and 17 women sit on benches patiently waiting to be registered at the antenatal clinic in Mukongoro Health centre, Uganda...

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Source: http://news.trust.org//item/20151214095027-ue4xr/

Human Development, Social Issues

Hydro Power Life Changing for People with HIV in Zimbabwe

Every dawn, Shupi*, from Mutare in Zimbabwe, goes to inspect her crop. She plucks green beans, vegetables, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and fresh maize cobs to be sold before taking some home...

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Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201509100330.html