COVID-19 pandemic could lead to HIV surge in West & Central Africa, says UNAIDS chief

COVID-19 pandemic could lead to HIV surge in West & Central Africa, says UNAIDS chief

DAKAR, Nov 3 (Reuters) – West and Central Africa could see a rise in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in a few years due to disruptions in health services because of the coronavirus pandemic, the executive director of the U.N. AIDS agency said.Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection rates, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths … Read more

Flu, cancer, HIV: after Covid success, what next for mRNA vaccines? | Medical research

It is one of the most remarkable success stories of the pandemic: the unproven technology that delivered the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines in record time, helping to turn the tide on Covid-19. The vaccines are based on mRNA, the molecule that instructs our cells to make specific proteins. By injecting synthetic mRNA, our cells are … Read more

Namibia suspends use of Russian COVID vaccine after S.Africa flags HIV concerns

Namibia suspends use of Russian COVID vaccine after S.Africa flags HIV concerns

An employee holds a vial containing Sputnik vaccine at a factory of Hankook Korus Pharm, in Chuncheon, South Korea September 10, 2021.¬†Picture taken September 10, 2021. REUTERS/Heo RanWINDHOEK, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Namibia will suspend the rollout of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, its health ministry said on Saturday, days after the drugs regulator in … Read more