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Kenya: Polygamy in Kenya – a Legal Way to Spread HIV?

  A controversial new marriage bill legalising polygamy in Kenya has triggered outrage, with HIV activists claiming it may increase HIV infections among married couples. This, activists warn, may thwart the government's promise to reach zero new HIV infections by 2015. The bill was signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta after a heated

PAPER: LYMPHOKINES; THE CORNERSTONE TO HIV/AIDS CURE

Dr Ekitumi Robert Ofagbor, MBBS. INTRODUCTION AIDS is a disease caused by the retrovirus human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and characterized by profound immunosuppression that leads to opportunistic infections, secondary neoplasms, and neurologic manifestations. The magnitude of the modern plague is truly staggering. By the end of 2006, more than a million cases

AIDS testing and treatment fall short in Africa

There have been dramatic progress in the global fight against HIV and AIDS but, massive challenges and misunderstandings still remain, especially in Africa. Globally, the number of AIDS-related deaths has dropped by  29 per cent since 2005. Access to antiretroviral drugs has expanded more than 40-fold worldwide in the past decade,

You Can Get HIV from ORAL SEX

Oral sex is now widely practiced, in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. For many years, it was regarded as an almost 'unmentionable' activity. But these days, research suggests that most sexually active people go in for it sometimes. However, a lot of people do – quite understandably – worry about

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