Aids - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Argentina delegation talk over warship being detained outside Ghana Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:33:34 +0200 Ojong Debra Somalia's Shabaab rebel banned Islamic agency relief Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:41:01 +0200 Ojong Debra Central Africa Republic celebrate 50th Anniversary of Intellectual Property right Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:47:06 +0200 Ojong Debra White celebs say 'I Am African' for AIDS campaign Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:07:13 +0200 AOL Black Voices is taking a critical look at the AIDS nonprofit Keep a Child Alive's ad campaign featuring Hollywood stars in what is meant to be traditional tribal face paint. Each celeb's image is accompanied by the text, "I am African." Ivory Coast's battle for antiretroviral drugs Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:43:37 +0100 The political situation in Ivory Coast remains complex and now the country is facing problems with the supply of medicines. Indeed, a serious problem is arising with the antiretroviral drugs that are needed by patients being treated for HIV. There is the logistical problem of course, but not just that. NGOs are concerned about the effects that political instability could have on support from donors… Destination Santé Drug addicts turn to HIV drugs for lethal mix Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:09:03 +0100 Drug peddlers in South Africa have introduced a new deadly drug whose ingredients contain life-prolonging antiretrovirals for people infected with HIV, a move that health experts claim could jeopardies ARV stocks. Sakhile Modise Texting helps monitor HIV/AIDS in Kenya Wed, 09 Mar 2011 03:45:04 +0100 Between May 2007 and October 2008, an experiment was conducted in Kenya that involved sending a weekly text message to patients on antiretroviral drugs to ensure they were taking their medication properly. The scheme involved 538 people who were HIV-positive and this cheap, easy way of monitoring observance produced encouraging results. Destination Santé Ethiopia, Nigeria, DRC to get increased aid from UK Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:57:00 +0100 Ethiopia, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will receive more direct development aid from the United Kingdom as the aid to other countries adjudged to have "graduated" out of poverty is cut. Konye Obaji Ori Beyond sex: South African school girls seek 'Fashionable Pregnancies" Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:31:13 +0100 Teenage school girls in South Africa say it's more fashionable to fall pregnant while still a student because “you are like a fool if you don't have sex” a study has shown. Sakhile Modise US moves toward universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:49:23 +0100 The United States has just taken an important decision in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The American National Institute of Health has officially agreed to share certain of its patents with the Patents Pool for HIV medicines. The purpose of this organization, established in July 2008 by UNITAID (an international body founded in 2006 to facilitate the purchase of medicines), is to scale up access to treatment for HIV/AIDS in developing countries. Destination Santé Medical management improves for HIV/AIDS babies Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:59:07 +0100 Efforts to provide children with better access to HIV/AIDS treatment are beginning to bear fruit. In 2009, more than 355,000 children benefited from such treatment, compared with only 276,000 in 2008. But according to the World Health Organization (WHO), many more lives could be saved. However, treatment needs to be introduced earlier, as early as the first few weeks of life, in fact. Destination Santé Botswana moves to tackle complex HIV situation Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:16:57 +0100 Botswana government has approved to reduce the age through which individuals would be deemed capable of giving informed consent for HIV testing as part of a National Policy on HIV/AIDS. And, whilst more men than women are getting tested for HIV compared to earlier years, the percentage of first time testers who tested positive has reduced drastically. Kabelo Marupi HIV/AIDS: UN report show decline in Africa, increase in Europe and Asia Wed, 24 Nov 2010 22:15:18 +0100 United Nation's programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS has announced that HIV-AIDS infections have reduced in Africa, but are increasing in Eastern Europe and central Asia. However the report shows an overall decline of the epidemic. Konye Obaji Ori Mobile clinics in Southern African region to fight HIV-AIDS Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:36:32 +0100 Southern African region which carries the highest burden of the deadly HIV-AIDS in the world is planning to launch a string of mobile HIV/AIDS clinics along major trade routes throughout the region. Alice Chimora International Donors Must Fund Female-Controlled HIV Prevention Gel Sat, 09 Oct 2010 09:30:01 +0200 After over twenty years of searching in the scientific wilderness, researchers have developed an effective vaginal microbicide gel that can block HIV transmission. The gel, laced with the antiretroviral drug tenofovir, can cut overall HIV infection rates by 39 percent and empower women whose intimate partners refuse to use condoms. Despite the hope inherent in this breakthrough, and the international elation that greeted it, funding goals for the follow-up trials needed to confirm these results and begin the process of getting the gel into women's hands have not been met. Chi Mgbako