AIDS coalition turns 15, re-strategises to tackle challenge in workplace
As part of activities to mark its 15 years anniversary, the Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NIBUCCA) has re-strategised to tackle Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) challenge in workplace. NiBUCAA in a media release called on corporate Nigeria to rededicate itself to fighting HIV-AIDS and other workplace health challenges. According to the…
Gene editing could cure HIV, end AIDS crisis
Experts say gene therapy could finally be used to treat Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) - after a decade of trying to replicate the transplant that cured a patient in Germany. Although there is no definitive cure for the disease, there have been many advances in treatment that have made…
Keep the promise on AIDS to Nigerians
The last decade witnessed great uncertainty in Nigeria’s HIV treatment programme - a period of pseudo-scientists laying claims to cures and operating without checks. A time that help was assumed to be more in miracle centres than in hospitals. A phase of general and entrenched misconception of what HIV really is, its routes of transmission…
Nigeria had second largest HIV epidemic in 2016
Nigeria had the second largest HIV epidemic in 2016, with over 196,000 adolescents representing 10 per cent of the global burden said to be living with HIV/AIDS, according to a World Health Report.
Senate inaugurates committee to end HIV/AIDS scourge by 2030
Senate President Bukola Saraki has inaugurated the National Coalition Against AIDS (NASSCOA) to curb HIV/AIDS scourge by 2030.
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).
HIV/AIDS: Elimination of mother-to-child transmission still challenged
MOST pregnant women and nursing mothers living with HIV, know that they have to take their antiretroviral (ARV) drugs at regular intervals, and attend clinic, in order to stay healthy and avoid infecting their babies with the virus. This is part of the new World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline-Option B+, released in September 2015, for…
NMA wants more research on HIV, AlDS
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kwara state chapter, has solicited the support of the Federal and state governments for more research to curb the HIV and AlDS scourge in the country. The Chairman of the Association, Dr Kunle Olawepo made the call in llorin, on Friday in a statement to commemorate the 2017 world HlV…
Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS
Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised "a cure for AIDS".