HIV prevalence drops to 1.6% in Osun
The Osun Agency for the Control of AIDS (OSACA) on Thursday said HIV prevalence in the state had dropped from 2.6 to 1.6 percent.
One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection
One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region.
New therapeutic vaccine shows potential cure for HIV
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has announced results of a new study published in Nature, which points to a potential new....
Health minister reiterates FG’s commitment to addressing HIV/AIDS
A documentary to demonstrate the Federal Government’s commitment to addressing issues of HIV/AIDS will be launched on Dec. 1, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said.
Medical experts to brainstorm on role of research, innovation in achieving health-related SDGs
Over 1,000 medical experts are set to brainstorm on the role of research and innovation in achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.
Malaria, HIV remain top killer diseases in Nigeria
A new global study has found that malaria was the leading killer disease in Nigeria, resulting in 192,284 deaths in 2015 while the second and third top causes of death in Nigeria ...
‘More Nigerians will die of cancer than HIV, malaria in seven years’
More Nigerians will die of cancer within the next seven years, a study has revealed. The study, conducted by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Analysis of Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention Policies in Africa Project (ANPPA), spoke of evidence, which point to prevalence of the ailment and others NCDs, like cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and Type…
HIV positive mothers can breastfeed exclusively without transmitting infection
Dr Abimbola Williams, the Head of Health, Save the Children Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), said mothers living with HIV could breastfeed exclusively without transmitting the virus to the baby.