Highlights

Ebola Discovered in Patient's Eye Months after being Cleared

An American doctor who returned to the US infected with Ebola found that, despite being declared free of the disease... Read More

Source: http://rt.com/usa/256745-ebola-discovered-patient-eye/

'Tasty' HIV Drug Okayed

FDA approves anti-retroviral drugs in the form of tiny pellets that can be added to food... Read More

Source:http://www.nation.co.ke/news/HIV-Drug-Children-Pellets/-/1056/2744966/-/1d1oua/-/index.html

A New Technology by Kemri to Enable Safe Conception by HIV Positive People

A mobile VCT centre. Kemri has developed a new technology that will allow HIV positive men and women... Read More

Source:http://www.nation.co.ke/news/vaginal-insemination-for-HIV-positive-people/-/1056/2714342/-/138dk4oz/-/index.html

WHO Validates Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis in Cuba

30 JUNE 2015 | GENEVA | WASHINGTON - Cuba today became the first country in the world to receive validation from WHO... Read More

Source:http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2015/mtct-hiv-cuba/en/

Facts

In 2013, 2.1 million adolescents between ages 10 –19 were living with HIV globally, with 83% from sub-Saharan Africa
Source: UNAIDS 2014 Report
80% of people living with HIV in Nigeria do not have access to treatment.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
Worldwide, an estimated 2.1 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2013, down from 3.4 million
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
Globally, an estimated 1.5 million people died from AIDS-related causes in 2013
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
In 2013, an estimated 360,000 deaths occurred due to Tuberculosis.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
An estimated 24.7 million People were living with HIV in sub-Saharan in 2013.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
1.5million new HIV infections estimated in 2013, were in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
In 2013, there was an estimated 37% treatment coverage of people living with HIV in sub Saharan Africa
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
In 2013, an estimated 35 million people were living with HIV worldwide
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
More than 75% of all estimated HIV incident tuberculosis cases live in just 10 countries, nine of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: UNAIDS Gap Report
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In this issue we share key information on the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and Syphilis in Cuba, which has been validated by WHO, new discovery by doctors treating a former Ebola patient and latest research on HIV medication. As we continue to share the latest information on research findings and general updates, we hope that our resources remain of great value to you.

Ebola

The Road to Zero Cases and Recovery - Key Recommendations from Organisations Working in West Africa

One year on after the declaration of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, the EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) has cost the lives of more than 9000 people. While major progress has been achieved to bend the curve of the outbreak under the leadership of Governments, work of dedicated national responders and the support of the international community, the situation remains alarming...

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Source: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/eu-ebola-conference-west-africa.pdf

Access To ART

Community-Based Anti-Retroviral Therapy Delivery

imageAt the end of 2013, 12.9 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) globally; that same year, the percentage of people with HIV receiving ART rose to 37% (up from 10% in 2006) (1). While this marks a significant improvement, it means that of the 35 million people living with HIV at the end of 2013, 22 million people...

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Source: http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/20150420_MSF_UNAIDS_JC2707.pdf

Hepatitis

High HCV Infection Rate in sub-Saharan Africa, with Prevalence especially High in People with HIV

Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is high in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. UK investigators conducted a meta-analysis of 213 studies involving approximately 1.2 million people in 33 countries. Overall HCV prevalence was 3%, but this differed between regions and risk groups...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2975344/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=aidsmap-news&utm_campaign=aidsmap-news

Research

Catastrophic Health Expenditure and its Determinants in Kenya Slum Communities

Catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) occurs when out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for health services consume such a large portion of a household’s available income and the household may be pushed into poverty as a result [1]. In situations where health financing mechanisms that protect households against the financial risks associated with ill health...

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Source: http://hesp-news.org/2015/06/03/catastrophic-health-expenditure-and-its-determinants-in-kenya-slum-communities/

Circumcision

As Circumcision Wounds Heal, HIV-Positive Men may Spread Virus to Female Partners: Uganda Study

Scientists report that a new study of HIV-infected men in Uganda has identified a temporary, but potentially troublesome unintended consequence of the procedure: a possible increased risk of infecting female sexual partners while circumcision wounds heal...

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Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150428141817.htm?utm_source =feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids+(HIV+and+AIDS+News+--+ScienceDaily)

Adolescents

Improved School Attendance Credited with Reducing HIV Infections Among Teenage Girls in Uganda

The Ugandan government's decision to abolish tuition fees for school pupils, the resulting improved participation in education and an associated decline in adolescent sexual activity are responsible for substantial declines in HIV incidence and prevalence among teenage girls in the Rakai district, John Santelli and colleagues report in the January 14 edition of AIDS.

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Improved-school-attendance-credited-with-reducing-HIV-infections-among-teenage-girls-in-Uganda/page/2935398/

PMTCT

Born Free of HIV

imageIn Cuba, less than 2% of children whose mothers have HIV are born with the virus, the lowest rate possible with prevention methods available today. As a result, Cuba recently received formal validation from PAHO/WHO that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Source: http://www.who.int/features/2015/born-hiv-free/en/