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THE RISE IN GBV CASES, A CAUSE FOR CONCERN

8 June 2021

In a study in Central America, 28 per cent of people living with HIV in the region say they have experienced some form of violence in the last 12 months. It is critical to clarify how GBV may act as a barrier to accessing HIV testing, linking to and staying engaged in HIV care and treatment, as well as PrEP, not only to address violence against individual women and meet their HIV care needs, but to also achieve public health-oriented HIV epidemic control goals.

ESWATINI LAUDED BY MEDICINES FOR AFRICA FOR MEETING GLOBAL 95-95-95 HIV TARGETS

8 June 2021

The global 95-95-95 ENDING AIDS target means that 95% of people living with HIV in Eswatini know their status, that 95% of those who know their HIV positive status are accessing treatment and that 95% of people on treatment have suppressed viral load. This means, an entire generation of children are likely to be born HIV free because of wide treatment coverage. This shows how great progress is made when governments commit to investing in the health of their people.

THE LITTLE KNOWN LINKS BETWEEN CERVICAL CANCER AND HIV

26 May 2021

One major advise for women living with HIV is that integrating cervical screening into routine, six-monthly HIV care could mean that pre-cancerous cell changes are spotted early, therefore allowing for prompt treatment. A smart investment is to integrate cervical cancer screening and treatment services into HIV and sexual and reproductive health services. HIV platforms are ready-made entry points for low-cost cervical cancer services and wider health service coverage for young women and girls.

HIV TESTING AND TREATMENT VITAL IN ENDING AIDS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT……Unlike other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV completely

22 February 2021

With the multitude of achievements eSwatini has attained in the HIV response, most notable is providing treatment for People Living with HIV (PLHIV), mainly through domestic resources, and maintaining this commitment despite the fiscal challenges facing Government.

LET US TIGHTEN THE LOOSE ENDS AS WE JOURNEY TOWARDS 2022 …….without forgetting ‘the road well-travelled’!

22 February 2021

The ENDING AIDS AGENDA calls for our collective efforts in order to achieve our 2022 target. The 37 year journey has been a laborious one for us Emaswati as we battled with a pandemic that saw us claim the number one spot in the world for being the smallest country with a high HIV Prevalence.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL THE LOVERS OUT THERE! ...Roses are red…violets are blue…and my love for you will never die!

12 February 2021

For the past two weeks or so, I have been laughing my lungs out at the different messages and memes shared by ‘’the male gender’’ on social media and how they feel about Valentine’s day. Like honestly though, why do men fear Valentine’s day so much, and when will they ever get used to Valentine? READ MORE....

HIV AND COVID-19: THE IMPORTANCE OF ENSURING HIV TESTING IS PRIORITIZED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19

12 January 2021

The second step is for People Living with HIV to ensure they record their status on all hospital admissions relating to COVID-19. This in turn will ensure that antiretroviral treatment (ART) is maintained during hospital stay, including during intensive care. Interrupting ART typically results in the rapid rebound of HIV replication, with a detrimental effect on immune and inflammatory responses that can complicate the management of COVID-19.

WORLD AIDS DAY CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN LAUNCHED

12 November 2020

“It is unacceptable that, HIV remains the leading cause of death for women aged 15–49 years and that poor women and girls are denied the right to make decisions about their health and their bodies.   Adolescent girls (aged 15 to 19 years) have experienced forced sex at some point in their lives.  All women and girls must have the right to choose if they have sex, and with whom, and further given the right knowledge and information on how to protect themselves.