Young Nigerians design HIV self-test kits
As part of measures to achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) goal of ending the disease epidemic globally by 2030, young researchers have developed self-testing solutions to meet the 90–90–90 treatment target among Nigerian youths.
Tuberculosis spreading, becoming untreatable in Nigeria, experts warn
Medical experts have warned of the spread of the untreatable variant of tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria.
UNAIDS leadership probe sexual harassment claims
Sir: We have learned through news reports and social media, of the very serious allegations of sexual harassment at UNAIDS. Unwelcome sexual advances are some of the worst crimes that sex workers face almost every day.
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…
Sustaining free HIV treatment in Nigeria
Nigeria may not be able to meet the National Strategic Framework (NSF) 2017-2021 Targets and the United Nations 90-90-90 ambitious treatment plan...
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.
WHO, UNAIDS, NACA laud FG’s move to help additional 50,000 people living with HIV
Director General of NACA, Dr Sani Aliyu, in a statement, said: “We are encouraged by the enthusiasm that the Federal Government is showing towards putting more of its own financial resources to the HIV response.
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.