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Infant antibodies could increase HIV vaccine creation

Kisumu (Kenya) – A study in Kenya that has found that novel antibodies evolve quickly with limited mutation and could accelerated HIV/AIDS vaccines development. The researchers aimed to define HIV antibodies developed in an infant out of 425 mother-infant pairs.

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Sterilisation of HIV-Positive Women

Kampala – Mayimuna Monica* has been living with HIV for over 10 years and wants to have a baby. But she can’t because her uterus was removed against her will at a government hospital where she had gone to deliver her last child now aged eight.

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Cancer could become Uganda’s next crisis

There is a huge disparity in diagnosis and treatment due to high costs involved

Cancer may become the next health crisis if Ugandans do not change their lifestyles, according to Dr. Gerald Mutungi, the Programme Manager Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control at the Ministry of Health.

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Africa Analysis: More TB funding and data needed

TB remains an underfunded and under-researched health problem in many parts of Africa, writes Linda Nordling.   In more than 30 years since its discovery, HIV has become one of the biggest targets of global health funding. By contrast, tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease caused by a bacterium discovered in the 19th century.

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Doing HIV research under Uganda’s annulled anti-gay law

Research to determine new HIV infections in high-risk populations is touted by experts as difficult, thus making researchers rely on mathematical models to provide estimates.

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ARV Shortages Hit Mozambique’s HIV Treatment Programme

Maputo – Chronic shortages of antiretrovirals across Mozambique are endangering the health and the lives of tens of thousands of HIV positive people on treatment. Some 454,000 people are on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, or just under one-third of the 1.6 million Mozambicans living with HIV in 2013, according to government figures.

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