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US boosts HIV/AIDS fight with K9.2bn

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE United States Government through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has allocated K9.2billion towards the fight against HIV/AIDS.US Ambassador to Zambia Michael Gonzales said the funding was an addition for the coming year as it would focus onthe key population among them children and adolescents. Read more

Researchers Link HIV Infections Spike to Drought

[New Times] Scientists say droughts could heighten the transmission of HIV, particularly through activities like transactional sex, The East African reports.

HIV high among drug addicts – NAC

By EMILY KUWEMATHE National AIDS Council (NAC) has disclosed that HIV/AIDS prevalence is 35 times higher in people who abuse narcotic drugs by injecting themselves.The high prevalence has been attributed to the practice of exchanging needles.The council also revealed that HIV/ AIDS was 30 times higher among female sex workers and 28 times higher among […]

MoH signs TB, HIV/AIDS Japanese grant project

By AGRIPPA CHANDATHE Ministry of Health has signed a US$69,000 grant project with the Japanese Government aimed at improving community access to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/ AIDS services in the country.

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Optimistic 2024! As last year posts milestones

AS we bade farewell to the year 2023, various stakeholders are very optimistic of achieving milestones in Reproductive Health and Rightsthis year, both at community, district, provincial and national levels.The year 2024 presents an opportunity to build on the reproductive health and rights gains that were attained last year.Ireen Chikatula, a reproductive health and rights […]

Global Fund nods $144m for COVID-19

By FELIX NKINKE – THE Global Fund has said it has approved more than US$144 million to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Zambia’s disease burden since its outbreak in 2020 through a response mechanism.The fund said the pandemic has had a significant impact on the provision of health services particularly on […]

More women living with HIV – MoH

By JAMES KUNDA-THE Ministry of Health says 60 per cent of the estimated 1.4 million Zambians living with HIV/AIDS are women.The ministry however says men are dying more from the ailment due to seeking treatment at a late stage.

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Study Points to Why Some Mothers Don’t Carry On Taking HIV Drugs

[The Conversation Africa] There are more than 85,000 children living with HIV in Zambia. The primary source of infection is from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is an effective strategy to eli...

Govt Gets TAF On HIV

[Times of Zambia] The government has launched a new HIV drug called Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) which is said to have fewer side effects on bones and kidney and can suppress viral loads within 10-14 days.

Major New Study Points Way to Cut HIV Infections

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Visiting people in their homes to offer them HIV tests, and referring those who test positive to local clinics, can significantly reduce new infections in a community, according to the world's biggest study on how to cut HIV infe...

Zambian Acrobats Use Circus to Flip HIV ‘Juju’ Myths

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Zambia's first social circus provides disadvantaged young people with education and job opportunities while teaching them everything from unicycling to juggling

Zambian Acrobats Use Circus to Flip HIV ‘Juju’ Myths

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Zambia's first social circus provides disadvantaged young people with education and job opportunities while teaching them everything from unicycling to juggling

U.S. Funding Helps Control HIV in Four Nations

[State Department] Today, the United States announced that through support from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) four African countries are approaching control of their HIV epidemics.

Did HIV Prevalence Rate Drop 11%?

[Times of Zambia] WHILE it is a universally accepted norm that a healthy nation is a wealthy one, the scourge of HIV/AIDS on the contrary has impacted negatively on many economies around the globe.