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Getting To Zero
29 Jul 2016 - 09:17


Zimbabwe’s National Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment co-ordinator in the Ministry of Health And Child Care, Dr. Angela Mushavi, says Zimbabwe is trying to get the world health certification for lowering the HIV/AIDS transmission of the virus from mother-to-child from 7% to 5%.

Dr. Mushavi says most countries, who attended the just-ended 2016 International AIDS Conference, are seeking the same certification and Zimbabwe will this year put measures in place to ensure that they attain their goal of a two percent reduction to reach certification.

27 Jul 2016 - 10:08

Prince Harry’s live HIV test led to a five-fold increase in requests for home testing kids, an HIV charity has revealed.

The Terrence Higgins Trust described the effect of the prince’s social media appeal as a “groundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV ”. The charity was running a pilot scheme offering people the chance to find out their status by sending off for a 15-minute HIV self-testing kit when Harry sat down for his test.


27 Jul 2016 - 09:44

By Sola Ogundipe

IN 2014, Cuba officially became the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. Cuba has gone down in history as the first in the world to be validated by the World Health Organization, WHO, for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Margaret Chan, Director General for the World Health Organisation, WHO, described the feat as one of the greatest public health achievements possible. A healthy family free of HIV “This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation,” Chan noted.

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