HIV SELF-TESTING: A PROMISING ALTERNATIVE TO HIV TESTING

Having claimed around 40.1 million lives so far, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be a major global health threat. In 2021, 1.5 million people acquired HIV and 650000 people died due to HIV related causes. Globally, two-thirds of people living with HIV at the end of 2021 were in the World Health Organization (WHO) …

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HIV Infection and Testing

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Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the immune system overtime  and makes it defenseless against many infections (which a healthy immune system can fight off) and some types of cancer. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency  syndrome) is the most advanced stage of  HIV which can take many years to emerge if not treated. AIDS is …

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Covid-19 crisis: all you need to know about available vaccines.

The Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) crisis has created an unprecedented need for vaccines globally. As vaccines are being developed rapidly and approved without compromising clinical trial protocols, there are concerns of equitable distribution. Wealthy nations represent just 16% of the world’s population, but they have bought more than half of global SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses. At the time …

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