Posted by Justin on January 24, 2017

 

 

A latest generation female condom dubbed ‘maximum Diva Woman’s Condom’ has been launched on the market with added usage attractions of comfort.

The ‘Diva’ is made is made from non-latex, transparent polyurethane film, far much softer and thinner than other condoms before it giving it the effect of  increased sensation for both partners. The socially marketed product was officially launched by the Government of the Republic of Zambian March 19 in Lusaka through Gender Deputy Minister Dorothy Kazunga.

Posted by Justin on January 24, 2017

National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) Director General Dr Jabbin Mulawnda has expressed fear of a resurgence of the AIDS epidemic in Zambia unless the business as usual approach to the response is discarded.

Dr Mulwanda said the end of the threat of HIV was still in the distant future as Zambia was still registering about 42,000 new HIV infections annually. He was speaking in Lusaka today when he addressed members of the Network of Media on Health and Development, an outfit of journalists formed to spearhead information dissemination on health, development and related issues.

Posted by Justin on January 24, 2017

Zambia has won a prestigious award for its outstanding performance in the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) programme supported by the government of the United States of America’s President’s Emergence Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) inter-agency team.

VMMC is one of the high impact HIV prevention interventions adopted in Zambia in combination with other strategies such as condom programming, HIV Testing Services (HTS) and elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV, Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) among others. 

Posted by Justin on January 24, 2017

 

Senior Chief Kaputa of the Tabwa people in Luapula Province says vulnerability issues predisposing young people to risks of HIV infection and early marriages should be addressed failure to which the vices will remain unabated.

The traditional leader singled out poverty as the major vulnerability factor influencing risky social behaviours especially among the poor rural folk. He however cautioned Zambians against looking up to others to uplift them out of poverty but rather exploit their different talents to make a difference.

Posted by Justin on January 23, 2017

The USAID Open Doors project, a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to increase access to and use of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services by Key Populations (KPs) in targeted provinces of Zambia, is seeking applications for grants through Expressions of Interest (EOI) and Request For Applications (RFA) from Zambian organizations (NGOs, CBOs, and FBOs) who champion the rights and health of Key Populations (KPs) in the following provinces; Centra

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Posted by admin on October 08, 2015

Former Chairperson of the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) Bishop Dr Joshua Banda has urged the new crop of board members to increase local financing to support the AIDS response by fully utilizing the law which allows the institution to mobilise resources.
Bishop Banda’s observations come in the backdrop of the heavy external dependence syndrome of the national HIV response at about 86 per cent with locally generated funds estimated at a paltry 14 per cent.

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Posted by admin on October 06, 2015

There is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%. Three randomized controlled trials have shown that male circumcision provided by well trained health professionals in properly equipped settings is safe. WHO/UNAIDS recommendations emphasize that male circumcision should be considered an efficacious intervention for HIV prevention in countries and regions with heterosexual epidemics, high HIV and low male circumcision prevalence.

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Posted by admin on December 19, 2012

Up to half of children infected with HIV at birth don’t have the necessary immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella, according to new research.Infectious disease experts say this is a result of years of cautious immunization practices in young HIV patients.

It can, however, be corrected by ensuring that children with HIV have their full course of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations.

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Posted by admin on December 19, 2012

A study examining the rates of HIV infection among local African, Caribbean and black youth here has found they are using condoms less often than their peers, though their sexual activities are otherwise the same as the broader population of youth that has a lower rate of infection.

More than 500 youths in these groups in Windsor and Essex County here took part in a survey over the past two calendar years, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The participants were all 16 to 25 years of age.

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