We cannot end AIDS without combating antimicrobial resistance

With just 133 months left to end AIDS, this year’s World AIDS Day underlines the urgency to step up the fight against the epidemic. Despite unprecedented progress made in scaling up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, we are not yet on track to end AIDS by 2030. One of the major...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:36pm

President Kagame officially opens ICASA

President Paul Kagame on Monday evening officiated at the official opening of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), highlighting the need to shun stigma, pursue innovative approaches and invest the necessary financing resources. He was...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 2:29am

AIDS death sentence commuted to life good enough progress

It is not often that news from the health sector is good. Mostly, it is gloomy stuff. It is, for instance, another outbreak of Ebola, and the near-certainty that it will claim thousands of more lives before it is brought under control, a task made enormously difficult by the actions of armed...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:13am

HIV self-test services key to end the epidemic

Increasing the ability for people to test themselves for HIV could bolster efforts to universal access to treatment, according to Heather Watts Director of HIV Prevention, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. Under its fast-track target known as 90-90-90, by 2020 UNAIDS aims to have 90 percent...

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:16pm

With global partnerships, AIDS can be defeated, says First Lady

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that with global cooperation and goodwill, the fight against HIV/AIDS can be won, once and for all. Mrs Kagame said this Tuesday while addressing the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) resource mobilization event themed “Free to...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:22pm

How access to ARVs became a right in Rwanda

Assoumpta (second name withheld on request) tested HIV positive in 2002, when she was still single. She thought her life would end soon despite assurances given by medics who were her caregivers. When she was infected, there was no treatment for AIDs or therapy; people would wait to die in agony...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 8:28am

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