The number of Ugandans who got infected with HIV last year dropped further to about 83, 000 from about 88,000 the previous year, rekindling hope for the beginning of an end to the disease that kill

This new WHO report reveals that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection

The survey, conducted between October 2015 and August 2016, however, noted a decrease in HIV prevalence countrywide.

Most of the dominant HIV testing kits used in Kenya and several other African countries have failed crucial thresholds set by the World Health Organisation.

About 3,800 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno State, Barkindo Saidu, the Executive Secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/

In early 2016, Zika was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to its association with a surge of birth defects. Zika has since spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, with local transmission also reported in parts of the USA, Asia and Africa.

Jalingo — A survey on HIV/AIDS transmission conducted by the Taraba State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (TACA) has shown significant reduction in infection of the disease from 10.5 percent to

Zika is, and will continue to be, a disease of the urban poor. Slum-defining characteristics—poor water and sanitation infrastructure, crowding, and poor structural quality of housing—offer ample opportunities for mosquitoes to breed and spread the Zika virus. It was recently estimated that 1.6 million childbearing women and 93 million people will be infected in the Americas’ first epidemic wave. From this reservoir of infections, the world is witnessing the largest epidemic ever of a congenital complication—microcephaly.

Kenya Government will in April launch Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for people aged 15 years and above. This comes hot in the heels of a similar move by the South African health ministry.

Pretoria – KwaZulu-Natal is on course to reach the target of 2.6 million people tested for HIV.