Maid jailed 25 years for infecting employer’s 10 year old son with HIV

Nelson Makore A Harare court yesterday sentenced an HIV-positive maid to 25 years in prison for intentionally infecting a 10-year-old boy with the virus and a sexually transmitted infection. Memory Makore, a 40-year-old house help, allegedly coaxed the boy on two occasions, infecting him with the virus and genital warts. Makore pleaded guilty to two

UNAIDS sounds alarm …As entire regions lag in achieving 2020 HIV targets

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has expressed concern regarding the pace at which many countries are moving towards the attainment of 2020 HIV targets. According to UNAIDS, the rate of progress made so far does not match the global ambition. In 2014, UNAIDS and partners launched the

Trump’s State of the Union pledge: Ending HIV transmissions by 2030

By Dan Diamond President Donald Trump plans to use Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to promise an end to the HIV epidemic in America, four individuals with knowledge of the planned remarks told POLITICO. Under Trump’s 10-year strategy, health officials would target the U.S. communities with the most HIV infections and work to

Maker of ‘potential HIV cure’ moves to calm frenzy over new drug

Israeli-based pharmaceutical company, Zion Medical, which recently broke the news of a successful first clinical trial for what they called a potential HIV cure, has issued a further statement on Twitter making it clear that more trials will be needed, and their official results will need to be published and peer-reviewed. Since the company made

NAC TAKES MEASURES TO CURB NEW HIV INFECTIONS IN MASVINGO

Lloyd Mubulawa (National AIDS Council) The National AIDS Council has embarked on a number of strategies to curb new HIV infections in Masvingo Province. Speaking to editors from different media houses, NAC Provincial Manager Mr Edgar Muzulu said the organization is focusing on prevention anchored on five pillars. Mr Muzulu said that, this is in

5 ridiculous things some people still believe about HIV and AIDS

Health24 The theme of 2018 is “Know your status”, which emphasises the importance of getting tested. Here are a couple of misconceptions that need to be cleared up. Some are harsh and ignorant untruths while others are just absolute myths. 1. Only ‘high-risk people such as homosexuals and promiscuous people’ should be tested for HIV. First,