SAfAIDS Launches Strategy (2021-2025) To Advance Access To SRHR For All

SOUTHERN Africa HIV & AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) has launched strategy 2021-2025 in a bid to advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) through promoting Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), and Resilience building. According to SAFAIDS, the goals and objectives of the strategy can only be achieved through prioritising populations defined as vulnerable, marginalised, hard-to-penetrate or motivate, key or at-risk; divided by trait and identity; across community, institutional, policy-making and leadership levels. We are fully cognisant that SRH outcomes can no longer be sustained in isolation, without…

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First Woman May Be Cured of HIV Without a Bone Marrow Transplant

Loreen Willenberg is part of a group of elite controllers whose HIV appears to be locked away where it can’t produce new virus. A California woman may be the first person to be cured of HIV without a bone marrow transplant, according to a recent report in Nature. More than 60 other so-called elite controllers, who have unusually potent immune responses to HIV, were found to have their virus sequestered in parts of their genome where it is unable to replicate. HealthTimes The unusual case involves Loreen Willenberg, who acquired…

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