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  • Commonwealth Takes NCDs Agenda to AIDS Summit

    18 November 2011 (AllAfrica) - The Commonwealth Secretariat will host two events at the 16th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), which takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 4 to 8 December 2011.Under the conference theme 'Own, Scale-Up and Sustain', the Secretariat will host a session on how health services can be integrated to deal with the dual disease burden of HIV/AIDS and non-communicable…

  • The Making of ICASA 2011 Venue

    14 November 2011, Addis Ababa -Cutting edge venue installation is well underway to host 10,000 delegates for the 16th ICASA. The rigorous work is expected to transform the Millennium Hall, where the conference is scheduled to take place, into a high-tech conference center that can accommodate 35,000 people at a time. Located near the Bole International Airport, the venue is very convenient and provides ample space for the different ICASA…

  • ICASA 2011 Awarded Sponsorship and Scholarship Grants

    11 November 2011 - ADDIS ABABA – ICASA 2011 awarded 800 local and international scholarships, and more than 330 sponsorships locally. The 800 scholarships were targeted to all scholarship categories, of which some are fully funded, while others are partially funded. In a similar development, more than 330 sponsorships were awarded to local participants from different organizations to take part and share experiences in the conference. The recipients of the…

  • Hope for More Options in Couples Where One Partner Is HIV Positive

    17 November 2011 (ScienceDaily)— In sub-Saharan Africa, couples in long-term relationships where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative (HIV serodiscordant couples) could benefit from anti-AIDS drugs (antiretroviral therapy) given either as treatment or as a prevention measure (prophylaxis) to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. These findings, from a modelling study led by Timothy Hallett from Imperial College London and published in this week's PLoS Medicine, also…

  • Top 10 Myths About HIV Vaccine Research

    17 November 2011 (MNT) - Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, and in commemoration of the occasion, the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, headquartered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, debunks the top 10 myths about HIV vaccine research. Myth No. 1: HIV vaccines can give people HIV. HIV vaccines do not contain HIV and therefore a person cannot get HIV from the HIV vaccine. Some vaccines, like those for typhoid…



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  • Condoms: For HIV Prevention
    Tuesday, 01 November 2011 08:46
    Written by Meklit G.Michael

    Are young women with upper income and better levels of education making use of the life saving condom? A study conducted by the CDC states that “Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in preventing the transmission of HIV.” For centuries male condoms have been in use to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although, there are different types of condoms, such as those made from latex, polyurethane and lamb intestine, the most widely used in Ethiopia is the male latex condom. Estifanos Teshome, a healthy-looking vivacious character living with HIV,…

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