Firm cautions employees against stigmatisation of persons with HIV
As part of the effort towards the commemoration of the World AIDS Day, the management of Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN) Plc has cautioned its employees about their lifestyles in discriminating and stigmatisatising at the workplace
‘47 Nigerian children, adolescents died daily from AIDS-related causes in 2018’
No fewer than 47children and adolescents died daily from AIDS-related causes in 2018, according to a global snapshot on children, HIV, and AIDS released by UNICEF in advance of World AIDS Day.
‘Providing education, sexual reproductive services to young girls key to ending AIDS’
Winnie Karagwa Byanyima is the new Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). The United Nations Secretary-General appointed her as the Executive Director of UNAIDS on August 14, 2019
Stigmatisation of people living with HIV fuelling spread of virus
As the world marks the 2019 World Aids Day today, stigmatisation and discrimination against Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) remain the twin factors frustrating a successful fight against the dreaded scourge.
Working with data from NAIIS, Nigeria can meet 2030 global target to end AIDS
At the moment, we can say that the country’s situation regarding the fight against Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is good.
New HIV-1 strain discovered in United States
ABBOTT Laboratories, a medical devices and health care company in Illinois, United States (U.S.), has announced that a team of its scientists have identified a new sub-type of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L.
‘How hospitals can reduce blood clot deaths’
A recent study has demonstrated how thrombosis claims more lives than Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), breast and prostate cancer and motor vehicle crashes combined.
Experts seek strategies to curb thrombosis
Worried that no fewer than 50 per cent of patients on admission in Nigerian hospitals may develop thrombosis, medical experts have called for prevention strategy to the medical condition, which is the leading cause of mortality worldwide and responsible for one in four hospital deaths.
Court remands 52-year-old man over defilement
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday remanded a 52-year-old man, Akinbode Ogunseinde, in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Olufunke Sule-Amzat, refused to listen to the defendant’s plea and ordered that he be remanded in prison until Nov. 28 pending the Director of Public Prosecution’s advice. The…
International Day of the Girl Child 2019: EVA girls speak out
I’ve been positive for 2 years, I was shocked when the doctor said, ‘Deborah, you’re HIV positive’, I was devastated. The doctor counseled me and asked me if I wanted to tell my family about my status. She later enrolled me in a private clinic which I requested because of privacy.
Emmanuel faults report on high rate of HIV/AIDS, drop-outs cases
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has debunked reports published by some bodies about the state’s high prevalence rate in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and out-of-school children cases.