New drug capsule allows weekly HIV treatment, researchers find
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Brigham Women’s Hospital, United States (U.S.) have developed a capsule that can deliver a week’s worth of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) drugs in a single dose. This advance could make it much easier for patients to adhere to the strict schedule of dosing required for the drug…
Gene therapy cure for blindness, type I diabetes, advanced HIV
Scientists have in recent studies advanced the use of gene therapy as cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), type I diabetes and blindness. The results of a new study published in the December 28 issue of the journal PLOS Pathogens suggest that gene therapy may have the potential to eradicate HIV in people infected with…
New approach eliminates ‘dormant’ HIV-infected cells
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have discovered that the Maraba virus, or MG1, can target and destroy the kind of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)-infected cells that standard antiretroviral therapies can’t reach.
NACA advances solutions to HIV, gender-based violence
As part of activities to commemorate 16 days of activism on Gender Based Violence (GBV) for 2017, the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) is advancing economic empowerment initiatives for addressing Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) intersections with GBV. Every year, the 16 days of activism against GBV is commemorated from November 25 (the International…
UNICEF spends N200m to tackle `HIV in adolescents concern’ in Kaduna State
The officer in-charge of UNICEF Field Office, Kaduna, Dr Idris Baba on Tuesday said the organisation has scaled up support to tackle high HIV prevalence among adolescents in seven local government areas of Kaduna State.
Borno, Yobe scale up HIV testing, treatment services
The Borno State Government has scaled up Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) testing and treatment services at 264 health centres and Internally Displaced Persons.....
Firm advocates support for persons living with HIV/AIDS
A firm, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc., has joined the rest of the world to solicit support for persons living with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Human Deficiency Virus ( HIV/AIDS).
Many complaints of persons living with HIV in Nigeria
Martins Aluko (not real name) has been living with the disease since 2007. “The medication is not readily available; so many patients have to struggle to buy the drugs just to survive,” he told The Guardian.
Less than 10 % young people know their HIV status in Kaduna – UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that less than 10 per cent of young people in Kaduna State knew their HIV status. The HIV and AIDS Specialist, UNICEF, Kaduna, Dr Idris Baba, made this known in Kaduna at the 2017 World AIDS Day, organised by the Kaduna State Agency for the Control…