As the International AIDS Conference took place in Paris this week, UNAIDS issued a report with an encouraging statistic.
For the first time, more than half of the 36.7 million people with HIV have access to treatment. That means most people with HIV are taking the antiretroviral medicines needed to suppress the virus. The report cited
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that an untreatable strain of gonorrhea is spreading worldwide after the superbug was discovered in at least three people.
The bug is said to be “very smart,” evolving to develop resistance to antibiotics every time a new one is used against it.
It is estimated that 78 million people
By a vote of 18-6, the advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval of flibanserin, a drug used to treat sexual dysfunction in women, the New York Times reports.
If approved by the FDA, the pink pill will be used to assist premenopausal women who suffer from
In women, the answer is almost certainly no. Since eggs are produced in the ovaries, which are inside a woman's body, heat from a laptop or other external source is not likely to be so intense that it raises your core body temperature enough to damage the ovaries and hurt
As Kouakou Brice, from the Ivory Coast, tries to come to terms with his wife Leonine's death, he finds it hard to understand why she stopped taking her HIV medication.
"Every day I would ask her if she has taken her drugs and she would say yes. I did not know
Vuyiseka Dubula is General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), based in South Africa. As a young woman she joined TAC after learning her HIV positive status. Founded in 1998, TAC advocates for increased access to treatment, care and support services for people living with HIV. Since 1998, TAC
I wrote an article last year on the effect passing an anti-gay law could have on the control and spread of HIV. You can find the article here. Interestingly, i got so many gay bashing comments on this article and even some went as far as cursing me out for
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,
Cervical cancer vaccines for the developing world will cost $4.50 a dose, says the Gavi Alliance. That is $13.50 per young woman, because each needs three shots. It is a small price to pay for preventing a disease that is a scourge of Africa and Asia – but the bill for immunising whole populations