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‘Africa AIDS Deaths Could Double Due To COVID-19’- UN

‘Africa AIDS Deaths Could Double Due To COVID-19’- UN

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By Elite Reporter A new report by the United Nations indicates that more than 500,000 could die if the provision of healthcare to HIV/AIDS sufferers is disrupted during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A six-month disruption of antiretroviral therapy due to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to more than 500,000 extra deaths in the Sub-Saharan region in 2020-21, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UNAIDS said in a joint statement on Monday. In 2018, the latest figures given, an estimated 470,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa. The two UN bodies warned of the impact if HIV services are closed, supply chains interrupted, or healthcare services overwhelmed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Modelling conducted for the agencies said a six-month dis...
New Miracle HIV   Drug Discovered, Heralds Hope For Millions Of People Across Globe

New Miracle HIV Drug Discovered, Heralds Hope For Millions Of People Across Globe

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Medicsl researchers have discovered a wonder drug that will be a sure breakthrough in the fight against HIV/AIDS, because it helps prevent the infection of the deadly virus. The drug called Truvada, which must be taken daily, has been found to combat all traces of HIV in a patient's blood system and found to have 99% efficiency in combating the virus, if taken as PrEP. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting HIV to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day.  The pill (brand name Truvada) contains two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV.  ...
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