Published on Nov 28, 2012 by AsianDevelopmentBank
Preventing HIV and AIDS in Asia and the Pacific remains a priority for the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Accurate and accessible information is critical for an effective and successful response. Here ADB and UNAIDS highlight the importance of continuing our joint efforts in fighting the disease.
Published on Sep 10, 2012 by VOAvideo
Burma’s AIDS epidemic mostly affects marginalized groups, such as the gay community. In a country where homosexuality remains illegal, finding and treating gay patients is a challenge for the few health workers devoted to their treatment. VOA News reports that an annual religious event called a Nat festival, however, is one time when the gay community can network – and talk to health workers about treatment.
Oct 6, 2011
A new study finds that the use of a hormonal contraceptive popular with women in eastern and southern Africa doubles their risk of becoming infected with HIV. And when it is used by HIV-infected women, it doubles the risk they will infect their male partners. The large study was conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV – the virus that causes AIDS – has been spread mainly through heterosexual sex.
A private boarding school connected with the Hershey chocolate company says it was trying to protect other students when it denied admission to a Philadelphia-area teenager because he is HIV-positive. (Dec. 2, 2011)
Male circumcision is now being embraced even by communities that never used to culturally practice the procedure, after it was proven to drastically reduce the chances of getting infected with HIV/AIDS. But access to quality medical service for this cut still remains a huge hurdle, especially in the far-flung areas of the country. But as NTV’s Ouko Okusah found out, medics have devised new ways to tackle the problem and are now fishing in unfamiliar waters.
Lonely graffiti penis searches for a partner. All are unwilling until he finds some protection…