People with HIV Face Multiple Burdens

COMPASS/BAHANA PATRIA GUPTA Volunteers conduct a social experiment about public acceptance of PLWHA during a campaign to commemorate World AIDS Day in the Car Free Day area, Jalan Darmo, Surabaya, Sunday (1/12/2019). The activity is to raise awareness about a healthy lifestyle and knowledge of what HIV/AIDS is. The moment was first commemorated in 1988 … Read more

Inequalities in access to HIV treatment services for children (UNAIDS)

Tunisia Tribune (HIV treatment) – Progress towards ending AIDS in children, adolescents and young women has stalled and none of the targets for 2020 have been met, warns a new joint report from UNAIDS and partner organizations *. The report from the “Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free” initiative shows that the total number of … Read more

The Covid pandemic has had a major impact on the fight against HIV

“The Covid-19 pandemic is not at all diminishing the importance and devastation caused by the HIV pandemic,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Jeenah Moon GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP / File The big annual congress devoted to research against HIV / AIDS ended this Wednesday … Read more

HIV / AIDS: 196 new cases detected in Mauritius in six months

On this Sunday, December 1, we observe the World AIDS Day. In Mauritius, 196 new cases of AIDS were recorded from January to June 2019. This represents an increase of 4% compared to the same period in 2018. Faced with these figures, Kailesh Jagutpal, the new Minister of Health, emphasizes the strengthening of campaigns especially … Read more

A promising medical study could lead to a “functional cure” of HIV

Researchers at the AIDS Institute at the University of Hong Kong have announced that they may have discovered a method that would allow the “functional cure” of HIV, the virus that triggers AIDS, and that this medical achievement is based on a new type of antibody. it could be used for both prevention and treatment. … Read more

In Madagascar: Mauritius shines with its absence from the Indian Ocean HIV Symposium

Mauritian NGOs present at the 15th Indian Ocean HIV Colloquium, which is being held in Madagascar, strongly criticized the absence of representatives from the Ministry of Health. For them, this reflects the lack of interest Mauritius has in the fight against HIV and the care of patients. For Pils, CUT and Collectif Arc-en-ciel, “the government … Read more

Fight against HIV / AIDS and malaria: ten initiatives put in place to put an end to these epidemics

According to the signatories, this new agreement will cover the implementation period 2021-2023. It aims to address some persistent difficulties that are hampering progress in the fight against these three diseases and to preserve the hard-won gains that are now threatened by new pandemics like that of Covid-19. Indeed, this agreement follows a finding that … Read more

Moderna aims to develop mRNA vaccines against flu, HIV and cancer

At the start of the pandemic, American biotechnology company Moderna Therapeutics rose to prominence after its Sars-CoV-2 vaccine became the first of the USA to enter the third (and final) testing phase. But it wasn’t just the speed that caught the eye. The technology used by Moderna, which uses messenger RNA (mRNA) as its base, … Read more

Modern develops new mRNA vaccines. Against zika virus, HIV, flu and cancer

A year ago, Moderna was a company without marketed products and with unproven technology. This year, there is a possibility that they will deliver one billion doses of their covid-19 vaccine. The new type of vaccine, which is based on mRNA technology, from Moderna and competitor Pfizer’s collaboration with BioNTechs has proven to be effective, … Read more

Modern will also use messenger RNA technology for vaccines, treatments for flu, Zika, HIV or cancer

Research has begun for several years, and human studies are still in their infancy, but the company’s management is optimistic that in a few years the invention of vaccines and drugs will be like creating software. “We use the same four-letter code” for each vaccine and drug, says Bancel, being sure that “we can increase … Read more