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Chemically modified drug shows promise for HIV cure
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Politics and Society Chemically modified drug shows promise for HIV cure

According to the University of Nebraska Medical Center a team of researchers, among them Kenyan assistant professor, Benson Edagwa, Ph.D have changed the chemical structure of an existing HIV drug to help it reach cells and tissues where the virus resides. This could hasten efforts towards an eventual HIV cure as the intervention has been ‘successful in mice’

Zimbabwean prophet, Walter Magaya HIV cure claim problematic
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Lifestyle Zimbabwean prophet, Walter Magaya HIV cure claim problematic

Walter Magaya, a self-proclaimed Zimbabwean prophet and faith healer has claimed that he has discovered a cure for HIV/AIDS, and cancer. The announcement has divided opinion, with critics accusing the Pastor of preying on the vulnerable, while others say his “cure” is simply a hoax, since it has not been independently, and scientifically tested.

Tanzanian government suspends HIV programs for gay community
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Politics and Society Tanzanian government suspends HIV programs for gay community

The Tanzanian government has suspended U.S. funded AIDS programs for the gay community in what is seen as a crackdown on homosexuals in Tanzania. The suspension was followed by the closure of all 40 health centres which provided AIDS-related services to homosexuals. In most African countries there have been sharp divisions over homosexuality and authorities have consistently escalated their campaigns against homosexuality.