Tag: hiv

In visit to Nairobi slums, pope decries greed of elites

In visit to Nairobi slums, pope decries greed of elites

| December 1, 2015

(GIN)–The head of the Catholic Church, making a historic trip to three countries in Africa, stopped in Nairobi’s Kangemi “informal settlement”, one of the city’s 12 enormous slums where approximately 60 percent of the population resides. With no sewage system and limited electricity, about 200,000 people live in Kangemi under tin roofs, on steep slopes […]

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World AIDS Day sees ‘huge setback’ as deaths skyrocket among teens with HIV

World AIDS Day sees ‘huge setback’ as deaths skyrocket among teens with HIV

| December 1, 2015

(GIN)—In an alarming new report by the children’s rights agency UNICEF, AIDS was called the number one killer of adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among teens globally. The new data state that most adolescents who die of AIDS-related illnesses acquired HIV when they were babies, 10 to 15 years ago, […]

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Needle exchange good for public health

Needle exchange good for public health

| November 12, 2015

If I were to walk into a public restroom and find a person prone, unresponsive, with a hypodermic needle in their arm, I would call 911. I hope you would, also. One could call this response, “enabling.” I am protecting a probable drug user from the consequences of their decisions. After all, I trying to […]

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Stories of Liberian women in time of war to premiere in New York

Stories of Liberian women in time of war to premiere in New York

| September 22, 2015

(GIN)—While Liberia’s civil war is distant history to some, an African playwright has rescued the tale of five women, captive wives of a rebel commander, whose survival in a treacherous war zone resonates strongly even today. “When I first came upon the story of Liberian women, it was actually about women soldiers,” recalled writer-actor Danai […]

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Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

| August 25, 2015

(GIN)—In a note from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation , the South Africa-based organization expressed its concern for former President Jimmy Carter, now battling an advanced stage of cancer. Archbishop Tutu is similarly struggling with cancer and has been in and out of the hospital. Carter, who considered himself a friend of Africa, […]

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Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

| April 1, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. If you look at a bunch of carrots, they look like beautiful, golden orange fingers although they do not have any 24 carat diamonds embracing them. These fingers, however, contain nutrients that will enrich your life. It has been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I guess this […]

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I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS

I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS

| February 3, 2015

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among black people in the United States.

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‘Scheme’ to lower gas at the pump hits Africa hard

‘Scheme’ to lower gas at the pump hits Africa hard

| December 19, 2014

(GIN)–Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. Some energy consultants see falling prices as a political maneuver by the West designed to bring rebellious countries to their knees. Saudi Arabia also had a bone to pick with […]

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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’

HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’

| August 4, 2014

By Linda Villarosa Special to NNPA from The Black AIDS Institute MELBOURNE, Australia—Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease, along with their baby. “That left me with my daughter who was four,” said Watiti, a Ugandan physician. He spoke on […]

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BBC News – Early treatment ‘cures’ second US HIV-positive baby

BBC News – Early treatment ‘cures’ second US HIV-positive baby

| March 6, 2014

Early treatment ‘cures’ second US HIV-positive baby The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system US researchers have revealed another baby carrying the HIV virus, which leads to Aids, may have been cured through early treatment. Antiretroviral drugs were reportedly administered to the baby in California just four hours after birth. The unidentified nine-month-old […]

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