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Nigeria: 160,000 Nigerian Adolescents HIV Positive - NACA

ABUJA, 27 May 2015 (allAfrica) - A report presented by Ms Victoria Isiramen of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has revealed that about 160,000 Nigerian adolescents are infected with the HIV virus while 11,000 have died from the epidemic.

UNAIDS calls for sustained commitment to develop an effective HIV vaccine

GENEVA, 18 May 2015 (UNAIDS) - On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, UNAIDS is calling for a renewed global commitment to finding an effective HIV vaccine.

Self-Testing - Brave New Approach to HIV Fight

HARARE, 14 May 2015 (allAfrica) - Total elimination of HIV is a herculean task for the government and its development partners as it calls for innovative approaches in HIV prevention, treatment and care.

Nigeria: Appraising Nigeria's HIV/AIDS Control Efforts

ABUJA, 14 May 2015 (allAfrica) - Medical experts observe that the incidence of HIV and AIDS in Nigeria poses a serious threat to the socio-economic development of the country.

World Health Statistics reports on global health goals for 194 countries

GENEVA, 13 MAY 2015 (WHO) - 2015 is the final year for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – goals set by governments in 2000 to guide global efforts to end poverty. This year’s "World Health Statistics" – published today by WHO – assesses progress towards the health-related goals in each of the 194 countries for which data are available. The results are mixed.

WHO recommends 10 measurements for HIV epidemic

BANGKOK, 12 MAY 2015 (WHO) – The World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines recommending simplified indicators to measure the reach of HIV services, and the impact achieved at both the national and global levels.

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