The UN has reached its goal to treat 15 million people living with HIV.

The UN has reached its goal to treat 15 million people living with HIV. According to an article written by BBC news, the UN has achieved its target of treating 15 million people living with HIV as of March 2015 – 9 months before the planned schedule end. This landmark target has been reached thanks to global efforts to get anti-retroviral drugs to those who need it most including those living in the poorest parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The UN first started their plan in 2000, where fewer than 700,000 people living with HIV were receiving...

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MERS

Most of us would have known by now that a deadly viral disease called MERS have affected the South Korea recently. Since it has been on the news daily, there is no doubt that it has created fear and anxiety among us, especially for those who have to travel frequently. We have been getting a number of enquiries about this disease. Some asked if we have a vaccine against this virus. Some wanted to know if it is safe to travel to South Korea’s neighbouring countries. Some asked if they had been infected with the virus after coming back from...

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Syphilis and Men-who-have-Sex-with-Men (MSM)

Syphilis and Men-who-have-Sex-with-Men (MSM)   What is syphilis? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a type of bacteria called Treponema Pallidum. It is a curable infection, however, if left undiagnosed or untreated, can lead to very serious health complications and even mortality. Syphilis can affect both men and women equally.   Who is most at risk for syphilis? Men who have sex with men (MSM) have at least 25 times more risk of contracting syphilis compared to heterosexual men, people who are HIV positive, sex...

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