Minister seeks increased effort in PMTCT programme of HIV services
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called for concerted efforts to increase the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services coverage in the country. Speaking at the Dissemination of the PMTCT Cascade Evaluation in Abuja the minister decried the low PMTCT coverage in the country. He said with more than a…
Minister seeks increased measures in mother to child transmission of HIV prevention
The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has called for concerted efforts to increase the Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services coverage in the country. Speaking at the dissemination of the PMTCT cascade evaluation in Abuja, the minister decried the low PMTCT...
Developing HIV vaccine feasible in near future, says NACA
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has said that although progress in Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) vaccine development by the scientific community continues to raise hope that one day this feat will be achieved, a lot of work is still required.
New HIV infections among pregnant women raise concerns
Concerns and fears have arisen over the gradual spike in the number of women that have tested positive to Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Lagos State.
Universal antibody drug for HIV-1 prevention, immunotherapy
Scientists have invented a universal antibody drug against Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). By engineering a tandem bi-specific broadly neutralizing antibody, the team found that this novel antibody drug is universally effective not only against all genetically divergent global HIV-1 strains tested but also promoting the elimination of latently infected cells in…
Could this implant protect women from HIV?
Researchers in Canada have developed a vaginal implant that aims to protect women from becoming diagnosed with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Hope dims for Nigeria’s efforts to eliminate HIV, TB
The existing huge funding gap over 64 percent of the $336 million needed yearly to tackle Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria is threatening country’s target of eradicating tuberculosis by 2020. According to National TB Strategic Plan 2015-2020, about $2 billion us needed to tackle tuberculosis in the country. A breakdown of the amount indicates that about…
Monkeys provide new clues toward elusive HIV vaccine, cure
Despite enormous efforts over more than 30 years, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) researchers have yet to develop either a vaccine or cure for the disease. But they have made progress in monkey experiments, and two studies reported this week at the largest annual United States....
Red alert to global slowdown in life expectancy gains
People's chances of living longer have been increasing dramatically for decades. But, that seems to have slowed recently, a new worldwide study has found.
Researchers discover new HIV antibody
Researchers said they have discovered an HIV antibody that can suppress the virus for nearly six months without additional treatment.