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Free ARVs program helping people with HIV in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | Every two months, 49-year-old Albert Khumalo goes to a public hospital to collect his antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) which are distributed by South African government free of charge. Since tested positive to HIV in 2010, he has been taking the HIV pills. “I follow the HIV …

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UNAIDS predicts 140,000 new HIV deaths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has launched a new report in which countries are being urged to set new targets that will enable them end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Titled, ‘Prevailing against pandemics by putting people at the …

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Dapivirine vaginal ring gets nod for HIV prevention among women

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A vaginal ring that has been undergoing trials has been given approval by the European Medicines Agency to be used as an HIV prevention method among women who have tested negative. The flexible vaginal ring which contains Dapivirine, an antiretroviral drug,  is inserted in the …

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HIV response is still failing children- Byanyima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The HIV response for children has fallen behind despite great progress made since the early days of the epidemic. This is according to the latest report on the progress towards the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS-Free targets, released as part of the ongoing AIDS-2020 …

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