UNAIDS appoints Aisha Buhari as special ambassador
The Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari as UNAIDS Special Ambassador for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Promotion of Treatment for Children living with HIV in Nigeria. Mr Charles-Martin Jjuuko, Communications and Global Outreach Officer, UNAIDS Nigeria made this known in…
Birth control shot linked to HIV risk
Transitioning away from a popular contraceptive shot known as depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) could help protect women in Sub-Saharan Africa...
Firm supports global coalition on HIV prevention
At the Inaugural Meeting of Global HIV Prevention Coalition held in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 10 to 11, 2017, StarTimes vice-president Guo Ziqi sent a strong message towards reaching the prevention targets of the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS.
Political will can end AIDS in West and Central Africa
The signs that political leaders are fulfilling their promise to redouble efforts to achieve the “2016 United Nations Political Declaration on ending AIDS” by 2030 are now clear.
Molecule kills HIV as single-day pill offers one-year treatment
Scientists have designed a synthetic molecule that can reactivate dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice and lead to the death of some of the infected cells, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.
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.
African leaders to triple access to HIV/AIDS treatment — UNAIDS
The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said West and Central African leaders have committed to a new plan that would triple the number of people on HIV treatment in the region.
Nigeria accounts for over 25 % of new HIV child infections
Nigeria accounts for more than a quarter of all new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections among children globally and only half of pregnant women living with the virus are tested for the disease.