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New survey results indicate that Nigeria has an HIV prevalence of 1.4%

[From UNAIDS,  March 14, 2019] “ABUJA/GENEVA, 14 March 2019—Results released today by the Government of Nigeria indicate a national HIV prevalence in Nigeria of 1.4% among adults aged 15–49 years. Previous estimates had indicated a national HIV prevalence of 2.8%. UNAIDS and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS estimate that there are 1.9 million… Read More »

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One in six South Africans drug resistant before starting HIV treatment

[From Aidsmap,  March 11, 2019] “One in six people not on treatment in a large South African household survey already had drug-resistant HIV and more than half of those on treatment had resistance to at least one drug, researchers reported last week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) in Seattle.” For more,… Read More »

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