Highlights

Kenya HIV Prevention Revolution Road Map

This Road Map aims to dramatically strengthen HIV prevention, with the ultimate goal of reducing new HIV infections to zero by 2030...Read More

Source: June 27, 2014 Daily Nation Newspaper (Page 11)

The Weakest Link of HIV Prevention in Africa – Contraception

In the rush to save babies from HIV infection and treat their mothers, experts warn that a key element of HIV prevention is being neglected in Africa...Read More

Source: http://www.unaids.org/en/

WHO Organizes Workshop to Strengthen Preparedness and Response for Countries against Ebola

The first in a series of preparedness and response workshops aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)...Read More

Source: http://www.afro.who.int/en/

Facts

More than 35.3 million people are currently living with HIV in the world. 2.1 million of these are adolescents (10-19 years).
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) prevents the HIV virus from multiplying in the body.
In 2012,more than 35.3 million people were living with HIV worldwide 2.1 million of these were adolescents (10-19 years).
Antiretroviral coverage of pregnant women living with HIV to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus reached 62%, in 2012
More than 75% of all estimated HIV incident tuberculosis cases live in just 10 countries, nine of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2012, more than 35.3 million people were living with HIV worldwide where 2.1 million of these were adolescents (10-19 years).
In 2012, 62% of pregnant women living with HIV received antiretroviral treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus.
Consisting of the combination of antiretroviral drugs (ARV), antiretroviral therapy slows the rate at which HIV multiplies in the body helping the infected person to stay healthy. It also helps to prevent HIV transmission.

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On Our Shelves

 

In this issue, we feature a book review of one of the books on our shelves.We hope this will also provide a chance to explore and discover publications of great relevance

RISK FACTORS

Children Admit to Multiple Sex Partners: Study

"Although the good news is that only about seven per cent of young people between the age of 12 and 14 reported having engaged in sex, the bad news is that sometimes they did/ it without using protection, according to the final Kenya Aids Indicator Survey 2012 report.

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Source: http://mobile.nation.co.ke/news/HIV-Prevalence-Rate-Teens-Children/- /1950946/2368992/-/format/xhtml/-/u988b4/-/index.html

FUNDING

Fund Research, says Celebrated Kenyan Scientist Who discovered Hepatitis Drug

A leading Kenyan scientist whose 16-year research led to the discovery of a drug that treats hepatitis C is urging African governments to fund scientific research.

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Source: http://mobile.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/Dr-George-Njoroge-Hepatitis-CVictrelis- Drug/-/1950774/2400984/-/format/xhtml/-/15kjk8/-/index.

Maternal Health

United Nations Agencies Report Steady Progress in Saving Mothers’ Lives

imageUnited Nations data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289 000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523 000 in 1990. Another WHO study, also published today in "The Lancet Global Health", adds new knowledge about why these women are dying. "Global causes of maternal death: a WHO systematic analysis", finds that more than 1 in 4 maternal deaths are caused by pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, HIV, malaria and obesity, whose health impacts can all be aggravated by pregnancy. This is similar to the proportion of deaths during pregnancy and childbirth from severe bleeding.

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Source: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/maternal-mortality/en/

Contraception

More Data suggest Increased Risk of HIV Infection for Women Using Contraceptive Injections

imageA sophisticated meta-analysis, pooling individual-level data on 37,000 women, has found that the use of DMPA injectable hormonal contraception is linked with a higher rate of new HIV infections in women, the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne heard today. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced at the same session that its guideline supporting the provision of this contraceptive to women at risk of HIV infection remains unchanged.

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2894227/?utm_source=NAM-Email- Promotion&utm_medium=conference-bulletin&utm_campaign=English

AIDS Deaths

Deaths from AIDS Rising, especially Among Boys

While new HIV infections have declined among children, adolescents and adults since 2000, HIV-related deaths have risen sharply among adolescents, especially 15 males.

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Adolescent-deaths-from-AIDS-rising-especially-amongboys/ page/2893246/

Treatment

New Treatments May Defuse Viral Time Bomb

Mohamed Ibrahim first learned he had hepatitis C when he tried to donate blood. Weeks later he received a letter from the blood clinic telling him he carried antibodies of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). He most likely acquired the disease from a blood transfusion he received during surgery when he was a child. Even with new drugs showing promise in reversing cirrhosis, it may already be too late for late-stage HCV patients.

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Source: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/04/new-treatments-may-defuse-viral-timebomb/? utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-treatments-may-defuseviral- time-bomb

Book Review

Living with HIV and Dying with AIDS Diversity, Inequality and Human Rights in the Global Pandemic

imageThis book will appeal to everyone involved in struggles to improve the well-being of those with HIV and AIDS. While academically rigorous, it is written in an accessible manner that transcends specific disciplines and, through its extensive bibliography, provides diverse source material for future teaching, learning and research.

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Source: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409431114