Nigerians’ life expectancy shortened by malaria, others
Nigerians are living 7.55 years longer at average life expectancy of 65 years but are still battling with communicable diseases such as Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), malaria, diarrhoea and neonatal ailments like sepsis and encephalopathy.
Religious leaders promote male participation in HIV/AIDS elimination
The leadership of the two major religions in Taraba state are presently leaving no stone unturned to Promote male involvement in the Elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission...
Pneumonia, bronchitis overtake HIV/AIDS as leading cause of death in Africa, WHO study reveals
Pneumonia and bronchitis have overtaken Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as the leading cause of death for people in Africa.
Experts advise soldiers on hepatitis prevention, regular check up
The Nigerian Army has been charged to know their hepatitis status and engage in regular medical check up to prevent the disease.
First generic Hepatitis C medicine, HIV self-test prequalified by WHO
“Having quality-assured self-tests is essential to enable countries to implement more rapidly. It is a positive step towards making innovative HIV self-testing accessible to all those who would benefit from it.”
HIV ‘cured’ as South African child remains virus-free 8.5 years after final treatment
A South African child, believed to have been infected with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) around the time of birth, has remained free of the virus for eight and half years...
Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills: study
A two-drug cocktail injected every month or two may be just as effective as a daily pill at keeping the AIDS virus under control, said a study Monday that promised relief for millions.
Universal cure for HIV, cancer underway—Nobel Laureate
A Nobel Laureate, Prof. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, says efforts are ongoing to develop a universal cure for HIV and cancer through collaboration.