All posts tagged with: hiv

Our Responsibility Towards HIV+ Persons

Publié 27 septembre 2014 no picture Eric Mbotiji

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Stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS are almost as old as the pandemic itself and regrettably, often exists in health care settings. Discrimination against people living with HIV results in poor quality of care for those who are infected or suspected of being infected, frightens away potential clients in need of care, and undermines effective HIV prevention efforts by limiting individuals’ access to and use of health care services. Access to lifesaving services will de...


Let's talk about AIDS. Who has not heard about it? Unfortunately, this pandemic has been a part of our lives. According to WHO (World Health Organization): ''Since the beginning of the epidemic, almost 75 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 36 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 35.3 million [32.2–38.8 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2012. An estimated 0.8% of adults aged 15–49 years worldwide are living with HIV, althoug...


We Are Just As Important

Publié 30 juillet 2014 no picture Micheal Ighodaro

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The International Aids Conference AIDS2014 has come and gone, but we have learnt from this conference is something we all should individually define in our own ways. For many this conference was the one for the youth, and for others it was the one we finally have a clear roadmap to ending Aids. But for young MSMs*, transgenders and adolescent MSMs it was the one where our issues weren't that important for discussion. During this conference there were several panels of discuss...


Sweet like Shuga!

Publié 26 juillet 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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One component of my To-watch list I never really get to check out is Shuga. Shuga is a soap opera by MTV Networks Africa in association with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and other partners to create awareness about HIV, AIDS and responsible sexual behaviour. It airs in seasons and episodes so it would be around for a while. As soon as I got the news that the second season of Shuga Naija had been released, I could not wait a moment to get watching. Shuga Naija is the adapted...


Were are the Latin Americans at AIDS2014?

Publié 24 juillet 2014 no picture Keren Dunaway

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Today is the last day of the AIDS conference, it has been such a great experience and opportunity that obviously is once in a lifetime. The meeting were great but for the entire week I've been asking: where are the Latin Americans representatives at the conference?. It seems that there are no Latin Americans at the conference at all, great disappointment because there's a lot of struggles going on, specially in Central America. We had an little space today on the plenary room w...


Quiz: How much do you know about HIV and AIDS?

Publié 22 juillet 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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1. What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? A. AIDS is caused by HIV. B. HIV is caused by AIDS. C. They are the same thing. 2. HIV can be transmitted before symptoms occur and before AIDS develops. How long can the onset of AIDS take? A. 6 months B. 5 years C. Up to 10-15 years 3. Which of the following does NOT transmit HIV? A. Unprotected sex with an HIV+ person B. Mosquitoes who fed on an HIV+ person C. An untreated HIV+ mom breastfe...


It's time to step up the pace in the fight against AIDS

Publié 16 juillet 2014 no picture Emily@UNICEF_AIDS

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Have you heard about the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place next week in Melbourne, Australia? I am saddened to learn that many people aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight that crashed over Ukraine were en route to attend the conference. Some of the world’s top AIDS experts were among its victims. My thoughts are with those affected by the tragedy. Scientists, activists, policy makers and people living with HIV will gather at the conference to examine the global,...


Quest for Internet Access at Luanshya Secondary School

Publié 8 avril 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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The internet has become part of our everyday life because of its ease access and diversity. Today, pupils from Luanshya Boys Secondary School on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia took part in a training on Connect. The training was blended with sessions on how to avoid plagiarism, re-blogs, and ways of creating a realist, achiveable and time-bound action-plan. The school received a router to enhance easy internet access to the pupils. This was done in a quest to assist pupils to sh...


Improper Mindset about HIV

Publié 3 avril 2014 no picture NORAH KAFULA

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HIV is a virus that causes AIDS. A person can contract AIDS by having unprotected sex with an infected person, they can also spread the virus by sharing needles and through blood transfusions. Although people are aware of the disease, they still pretend to be ignorant and have the mind-set of "I cannot die alone" hence they go around having sex with the view of infecting more people. In my opinion people who behave like this should be taught the dangers of the HIV/AIDS factor and s...


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