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Hope in HIV fight as cheaper drug is introduced
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Hope in HIV fight as cheaper drug is introduced

Editor Southern Times - Oct 06, 2017

Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek - Namibia's Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Benard Haufiku has described the price reduction of HIV drugs to $75 per person per…

UN reforms African leaders reiterate call
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UN reforms African leaders reiterate call

Editor Southern Times - Sep 25, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – African presidents who spoke at the United Nations General Assembly this week have reiterated calls for the reform of the United Nations…

TST does it for Namibian Girl Child
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TST does it for Namibian Girl Child

Staff Reporter - Jun 09, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta Namibia still grapples with high rate of HIV/AIDS. According to UNAIDS, 53.4 percent of all new HIV infections in Namibia occurred in the 15-29…

Governments must invest in pre-exposure prophylaxis to end HIV/Aids
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Governments must invest in pre-exposure prophylaxis to end HIV/Aids

Staff Reporter - May 26, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta NAMIBIA is among countries in Southern Africa that made momentous progress towards achieving the United Nations 90.90.90, the fast track universal targets to end…

Intensify fight against malaria
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Intensify fight against malaria

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

WHILE the world over, all attention seem to be given to HIV/Aids and tuberculosis, malaria remains the biggest killer disease in Africa, killing more than a million…

HIV/AIDS related stigma major threat to curb the epidemic – HIV activist
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HIV/AIDS related stigma major threat to curb the epidemic – HIV activist

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta WINDHOEK – The fight against HIV stigma should start at high level of leadership whereby people living with HIV and AIDS should stand equal…

SADC HIV financing project hailed
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SADC HIV financing project hailed

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Moses Magadza THE Permanent Secretary, Health Services in the Ministry of Health in Zambia, Dr Jabbin Mulwanda, has praised a two-year SADC-initiated project meant to advocate…

Media should be objective and factual when reporting on HIV/AIDS
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Media should be objective and factual when reporting on HIV/AIDS

Staff Reporter - Jun 18, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta The United Nations, through the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNAIDS and other international agencies, has been calling on countries all over the world to develop…

Circumcision is not a vaccine for HIV/AIDS
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Circumcision is not a vaccine for HIV/AIDS

Staff Reporter - Feb 29, 2016

An American urologist from California, Aaron J. Fink is considered to be Godfather of the idea that male circumcision could prevent HIV/AIDS. The late Fink is said…

Scientists uncover how part of a protein helps primates fight HIV
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Scientists uncover how part of a protein helps primates fight HIV

Staff Reporter - Feb 02, 2016

> Wanjiru Mukoma The discovery could provide a target for future anti-HIV gene therapy. Scientists have uncovered part of a protein found in humans and other primates…

Approval of Truvada a game changer in anti-HIV/AIDS effort
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Approval of Truvada a game changer in anti-HIV/AIDS effort

Staff Reporter - Jan 25, 2016

> Wanjiru Mukoma From Peter Parker’s fateful spider bite to Arthur pulling the sword from the stone at the beginning of his reign - everyone likes to…

Mother-to-child AIDS transmission dealt a blow in Zimbabwe
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Mother-to-child AIDS transmission dealt a blow in Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter - Dec 18, 2015

> Jeffrey Moyo SHURUGWI - With the battle to combat HIV/AIDS intensifying in Zimbabwe, the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission initiative (PMTCT) has increasingly become a…

Low vitamin D may hamper HIV treatment in adults
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Low vitamin D may hamper HIV treatment in adults

Staff Reporter - Dec 18, 2015

HIV attacks the body’s CD4 cells, or T cells - a type of white blood cell that plays a major role in helping the immune system fight…

America commits more funds to HIV/AIDS work in Namibia
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America commits more funds to HIV/AIDS work in Namibia

Staff Reporter - Dec 04, 2015

Keetmanshoop – The Government of the United States of America (US) has committed a further N$475 million over the next two years to scale up HIV/AIDS treatment…

Global charity launches animation to tackle fear of HIV
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Global charity launches animation to tackle fear of HIV

Staff Reporter - Dec 04, 2015

To mark World AIDS Day (1 December 2015) HIV charity AVERT has launched an animation to help people overcome fears and worries about HIV – something which…

Alcoholism drug could help cure HIV, study finds
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Alcoholism drug could help cure HIV, study finds

Staff Reporter - Dec 01, 2015

A drug used to treat alcoholism - called disulfiram - could bring us closer to a cure for HIV, according to the results of a new study…

New drugs reawaken latent HIV to eradicate virus
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New drugs reawaken latent HIV to eradicate virus

Staff Reporter - Nov 23, 2015

A new study suggests a class of drugs already being tested in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer may also hold the key to complete eradication…

Cancer risk for people living with HIV increases over time
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Cancer risk for people living with HIV increases over time

Staff Reporter - Nov 02, 2015

As people living with HIV grow older, they have a greater chance of developing certain types of cancers compared to the general population. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) means…