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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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Talk to children about sex abuse

By Jessie Ngoma-Simengwa – SEXUAL behaviour in children is a healthy part of development.If children behave in certain ways often and keep doing the same things even when asked to stop, it is important as a parent that you treat the matter with seriousness or seek help.Adolescence is a critical period in which sexual activity […]

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.

‘I Want HIV Positive Partner’

[Times of Zambia] "I would like to get married to someone who is also HIV-positive like me because it will be easier for both us to understand each other." These are the words of 38-year-old Nzila Kafwimbi of Kitwe, who has been living with HIV for abo...

Are the UNAIDS 90-90-90 Targets Achievable?

[What'sUpHIV] I'm a Zambian HIV prevention advocate. My country is one of many that are the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. According to UNAIDS, 1.2 million people are currently living with HIV in Zambia, yet just over half are currently receiving ...

IPM’s Monthly Vaginal Ring Helps Protect Women Against HIV – Study

[Times of Zambia] On February 22, 2016, the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) in Boston, USA, released the following: In an important scientific achievement for women's health, two large Phase III clinical trials -- The Ring Study and AS...

U.S AIDS Funds Timely

[Times of Zambia] We want to commend the Government of the United States of America for investing in the initiative aimed at reducing new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in Zambia.

U.S Stakes U.S.$48 Million for Orphans

[Times of Zambia] The United States (US) government has provided US$48 million to assist about 260,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), including people living with HIV and AIDS.