Category Archives: Ethiopia

  1. Oral and Anal Sex Practices Among High Schoolers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    via BMC Public Health, by Amsale Cherie and Yemane Berhane Background Understanding the full range of sexual behaviors of young people is crucial in developing appropriate interventions to prevent and control sexually transmitted infections including HIV. However, such information is meager in developing countries. The objective of this study was to describe oral and anal sex practices and identify Read More >>

    adolescent, Africa, anal intercourse, anal sex, Ethiopia, oral sex, youth
  2. Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides – Strategy Meeting a Success!

    Originally published by IRMA colleagues at Mapping Pathways here. “It was an amazing group, and one that moved me to near tears on a number of occasions”IRMA chairman Jim Pickett just returned from an inspiring week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he led a strategy meeting for the  IRMA’s Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides – and then attended Read More >>

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  3. ICASA 2011: The 16th Annual International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa

    IRMA’s Project ARM is is a project with the goal of expanding African mobilization and enhancing community capacity around rectal microbicide advocacy, eventually hoping to aid the development of an African rectal microbicide agenda through community participation. IRMA and Project ARM are going to be at ICASA – the 16th annual International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, Ethiopia, ICASA, IRMA, Project ARM, rectal microbicide
  4. ETHIOPIA: Bid to boost ART adherence

    via PlusNews A three-month campaign by Addis Ababa’s health bureau hopes to boost adherence to antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs in the Ethiopian capital by improving communication between patients and health service providers. A 2009 study by the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office found that on average, 72.3 percent of patients on ARVs were still on first-line medication one Read More >>

    Africa, ART, Ethiopia, Treatment
  5. Ethiopia’s five-year plan to halve new HIV infections

    via Afrique en ligne Ethiopia’s government has come up with an ambitious plan to halve new HIV infections, quadruple its annual condom distribution and put 85 percent of people who need life-prolonging HIV medication on treatment within five years. An estimated 1.2 million Ethiopians are HIV-positive. According to the government, the country’s national prevalence is 2.4 percent, Read More >>

    Ethiopia, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM