Poor blood donor practices persist in Nigeria
Today is World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). Despite efforts over the years to raise awareness on safe blood and encourage voluntary donation, poor donor and transfusion practices persist in Nigeria.
HIV drug designed to target resistant strains passes late-stage trial
A promising Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) drug has succeeded in a late-stage trial - paving the way to a low intensity treatment that could target drug-resistant strains.
StarTimes, UNAIDS partner to help Africa end AIDS epidemic by 2030
According to the MOU, the two parties created a strategic partnership with the aim of achieving a shared objective and common goal, which is to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
New test detects latent HIV more accurately, moves closer to cure
Researchers are moving closer to fully curing Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by designing a more accurate, cost effective, and efficient test for detecting how much of the virus is left in the human body.
Bid to cut N418b HIV budget unsettles Nigeria, others
No fewer than one million people will die in Nigeria and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa if funding cuts proposed by the Donald Trump administration to global public health programmes are enacted. Also, the decision would lead to more than 300,000 children orphaned.
Anti-HIV progress under threat
Worried that the Federal Government contributes only about seven per cent of funding for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) activities in the country, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS....
‘More people dying from hepatitis than AIDS, TB’
The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged for action to wipe out hepatitis as the ongoing epidemic worsens.In its first global report on the infection, it said the number of people dying from treatable forms of the disease, often caused by alcohol and drug abuse, is rising.
Hold it, Yari may be right!
The Governor of Zamfara State, AbdulAziz Abubakar Yari, has stirred up the hornet’s nest when he said the cerebrospinal meningitis ravaging his state is a spiritual consequence...
Persons living with HIV, NACA seek improved funding to boost care
When 27 years old Hamida Abudullahi discovered she was Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) positive immediately after her engagement to 33 year old Hamza Abudullahi.