‘Is he possessed?City woman cries after her man reacted this way just because she asked him to use protection during intimacy

Men are cunning when it comes to bedroom matters, with a majority giving countless reasons why they shouldn’t wear protection.

Despite the fact that condoms protect against pregnancy and s3xually transmitted diseases, some men will go to all lengths to make sure they do not put them on.

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Young couple in bed, man sitting up with arms crossed, portrait
Young couple in bed, man sitting up with arms crossed, portrait

One city woman has been caught in a dilemma given that her man has crazy tactics when he is denied conjugal rights for not wearing protection.

She wrote
“Each time I tell my boyfriend to use withdrawal method, he will start crying and begging that he wants a bond with me. If I refuse he will try to hurt himself. I told him to be doing withdrawal method but he said withdrawal method use to give him headache that will make blood to full his head. So I allowed him to be pouring inside of me until I got pregnant 3 times and he did not give me money for abortion.”

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She further adds

“I used my money to terminate it,he then came back to beg me and threatened to kill him self. So last week we were getting intimate and I told him to wear protection and he refused, so when he was about to c#m I pushed him out and he started crying. He ran to my kitchen I took a knife to kill himself, so I had to beg him, I had to lamba lolo to bring him up again and allowed him c#m inside me. I am tired, how do I make him use protection? Is he possessed or is he just selfish?”

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First ever HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial – paving the way to a cure

Scientists hoping to cure HIV have proven that an immunotherapy drug is safe to use in humans.

The phase 1 trial is an early but significant milestone for the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which won a $20 million grant to make their ideas a reality.

In the last couple of years immunotherapy, which trains a person’s immune system to attack a disease, became mainstream, and is now being used to treat scores of conditions, from cancer to blindness.

However, scientists are treading lightly when it comes to HIV, because attempts in the last 20 years to cure the virus with bone marrow transplants (another mainstream treatment which replaces a person’s immune system with that of a donor) have proved fatal in all but one person.

For the first time, in a study published today by the journal Cell Reports, the North Carolina team has confirmed their hopes: that immunotherapy could be administered to HIV positive patients without a realistic risk of death – and many are tipping it as proof that this could be it.

‘We think that we will be able to replicate the results of the Berlin patient [the only person ever cured of HIV], but that will take a while, on a step-by-step trajectory,’ Dr David Margolis, co-senior author of the new paper.

THE ONLY CURE THAT EVER WORKED – AND WHY IT NEVER WORKED AGAIN

The only person ever cured of HIV is an American man called Timothy Brown, widely known as ‘the Berlin patient’ because he was cured in Berlin in 2007.

Brown already had HIV when he was diagnosed with leukemia, a disease of the bone marrow which can be treated with a bone marrow transplant.

Bone marrow transplants are usually the last resort because there is a significant risk of death, by triggering a war between the person’s original immune system and the new implanted one.

But Brown didn’t have many other options. Once he agreed, his doctor suggested trying to select a donor who had genes known to be resistant to HIV. At the time it was more of an attempt to protect him, rather than cure him.

Not only did Brown survive the operation, and survive free of leukemia, he also had no trace of the human immunodeficiency virus.

The news rocked the medical community, with speculation that this could be the end of HIV/AIDS.

However, attempts to replicate it were devastating.

A report published by the New England Journal of Medicine in 2014 described six attempts to treat HIV patients with a stem cell donation, but none lived longer than a year.

-Dailymail

‘My best friend’s lover infected me with HIV’, confesses Kenyan journalist Evelyn Simaloi

Evelyn Simaloi has been living with HIV since 1999.

The Kenyan journalist, who is never shy of telling her story, in a recent interview with the Nairobian narrated her journey living with HIV/AIDs and wow! you will be amazed by her story.

But how did she get HIV yet she was born negative?

“A man I was living with infected me. I was introduced to him by my best friend who was dating him. I did not have anywhere to go, so she took me there to work (for him) as a house help.

I was desperate and I needed money. A few months later, he started showing interest in me and I could not say no. Before I knew it, he had broken up with my best friend.”

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Evelyn Simaloi revealed that she went ahead to tell her best friend about sleeping with her lover, what many would never do for fear of being branded a husband snatcher.

“She told me that I would regret it, but I dismissed it as just jealousy. In retrospect, however, I suspect she must have known about his status since their baby died two weeks after birth,” she said.

The veteran journalist went ahead to narrate how she found out that she was infected and she disclosed:

“I had applied for a job at a restaurant and they required my health records. I was confident because I thought they were testing for pregnancy or drugs.

Two weeks later, when the tests came back, I was told I was positive. Actually, the doctor just told me that I had Aids and that I only had five years to live. Those days, medication was very expensive.”

What was her boyfriend’s reaction after breaking the news to him?

“He admitted to having infected me because he was in love with me. He claimed that he was afraid I would leave him,” Evelyn Simaloi said.

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She added that:

“I left him and went to live with his cousin who introduced me to hoodrats. Everyone kept hitting on me and I became angry and bitter with men.

I would insult them and move on because I did not want to disclose my status. Unfortunately, that’s how I ended up being raped.”

Evelyn-Simaloi

Life changed for Evelyn Simaloi and she was raped one evening by someone she considered a great friend.

“One evening, I was very high and he offered to escort me home. On the way, he overpowered and raped me.”

Evelyn said that she didn’t report the matter to the police and after two weeks, she visited a gynecologist only for him to discover a decomposing rubber inside her private parts.

“I didn’t know I had been raped. I only woke up the next morning in so much pain. I went to a chemist and got an emergency pill on credit (I was too broke to afford it),” she said adding that:

“After two weeks, I fell sick and consulted my grandma who took me to a gynecologist who found some decomposing rubber inside me. She also told me that I was pregnant and recommended that I abort the baby claiming that one of us would die.”

She decided to keep the baby despite her grandmother’s advice to terminate the pregnancy.

“I decided to keep the baby. I wanted to experience motherhood before I died. Sadly, my baby used to cry a lot when he was born.

One day, I just asked God for His will to be done. Surprisingly, the baby stopped crying and even the doctors were shocked. This motivated me and I started believing in prayers, hoping I would get healed. I even started believing that I would get healed,” she explained.

At what point did you decide to get on ARVs (antiretroviral drugs)?

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“That was in 2012 after testing positive on several occasions. I even visited a herbalist in Molo hoping to get a cure.

When I told the herbalist that the drugs were not effective, he asked me to lie to people that I was healed and that in return, he’ll make me a ‘shareholder’ in his business. I refused and decided to take ARVS. Even my son said he wanted to get on ARVs.”

Evelyn Simaloi revealed that when her son was six-years-old, she disclosed to him about his status and she was shocked by his reaction.

“I exposed him to the truth when he turned six. I would leave the ARVs boxes for him to see. He would read them and one day, he demanded to know if he was sick. I told him the truth and instead of being angry, he hugged me and assured me that everything would be fine.”

Credits: The Nairobian

 

Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000: UNICEF

The number of adolescents dying from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, most of them having acquired the disease when they were infants, according to figures released Friday by UNICEF.

AIDS is the number one cause of death among adolescents aged 10 to 19 in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally, the United Nations children’s agency said in its latest statistical update.

“Among HIV-affected populations, adolescents are the only group for which the mortality figures are not decreasing,” the report says.

“Most adolescents who die of AIDS-related illnesses acquired HIV when they were infants, 10 to 15 years ago, when fewer pregnant women and mothers living with HIV received antiretroviral medicines to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child.”

Many of them survived into their teenage years without knowing their HIV status. However, among teenagers aged 15-19, 26 new infections occur every hour, and about half of the two million living with HIV in this group are in just six countries: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Mozambique and Tanzania.

“In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest prevalence, girls are vastly more affected, accounting for seven in 10 new infections among 15-19 year olds,” the statement said.

“It is critical that young people who are HIV-positive have access to treatment, care and support,” Craig McClure, head of UNICEF’s global HIV/AIDS programmes, told a conference in Johannesburg where the report was launched.

Only one in three of the 2.6 million children under the age of 15 living with HIV are on treatment.

Since 2000, nearly 1.3 million new infections among children have been averted, largely due to advances in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

By 2014, three in five pregnant women living with HIV received antiretroviral treatment to prevent transmission of the virus to their babies.

“This has translated into a 60 percent reduction in AIDS-related deaths among children under four years of age since 2000,” Unicef said in a statement.

“These efforts to eliminate mother-to-child transmission will help to change the course of the epidemic for the next generation of adolescents.”

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Zimbabweans get 100 million condoms in HIV battle

More than 100 million condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year, a huge increase on previous years, indicating that more people were practising safe sex in the battle against HIV, authorities said Tuesday. According to the National Aids Council, HIV rates in Zimbabwe have declined by 30 percent since 2009.

About 1.3 million Zimbabweans out of a population of 13 million still live with HIV, with 618,980 people on anti-retroviral treatment. “We had 104 million male condoms and 5.2 million female condoms distributed last year alone, up from a total of 28 million the previous year,” said Amon Mpofu, a director at the National Aids Council.

“The distribution of condoms and the corresponding decline in the rate of infection shows people are using protection.” Condoms are freely available in public places including bars, clinics and colleges and they are handed out by community health workers in rural areas.

Shops also sell them at a government-subsidised rate. HIV is one of the leading killers in southern Africa, and health authorities are advocating safe sex to curb the spread of the virus.

-AFP

HIV breakthrough ‘imminent’, says Medicine Nobel Laureate

Nobel Laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi‚ who co-discovered the virus that causes Aids‚ believes it is possible that one day people will live with HIV‚ without taking medicine and yet remain healthy and un-infectious.

She was speaking at the Sci-Bono centre in Johannesburg on Friday. Barre-Sinoussi believes a cure that will completely eliminate HIV from the body is “impossible”. But she says sending the virus into remission is possible.

The scientist explained that clinical remission is when the virus is still in the body‚ but it is not replicating‚ not attacking the cells and the person cannot transmit HIV.

The virus would also not be activating the carrier’s immune system and causing inflammation in the body‚ which is linked to lifestyle disease such as heart disease and cancer.

The reason she believes remission is possible is because up to three in 1000 HIV-positive people naturally send the virus into remission and never require medicine. They are called elite controllers. These are people whose bodies stop the virus replicating and remain healthy 20 years after infection without antiretroviral medication.

The Nobel Laureate explained that there are multiple trials trying to understand how the immune systems of elite controllers work‚ so that one day treatments can be developed for all HIV positive people.

Elite controllers were detected almost by accident. A trial in France followed HIV-positive patients from the time of them testing positive to watch how the disease developed in their bodies.

The researchers found that a very small percentage of patients never needed treatment.

“These people have an efficient immune response related to a specific genetic background‚” said Barre-Sinoussi.

There is also a group of 20 French patients who started treatment but later stopped it‚ and have remained healthy for 10 years. This group is being studied to understand how their immune system controls the virus without medication.

Barre-Sinoussi is part of an initiative called Towards a Cure‚ which co-ordinates different international funders and scientists to work together efficiently to find a way to send the virus into remission.

The SA Department of Science and Technology is also part of the initiative. Also speaking at the event‚ Wits Professor Lynn Morris said a vaccine against HIV was essential to stop the disease spreading.

“We have got to stop people getting infected. The most successful way of preventing diseases is by vaccination. Vaccination has eliminated smallpox from the world.”

“We are getting hints that an HIV vaccine is possible. A lot of people feel it is a solvable problem‚” said Morris. Scientists have been working on a vaccine for more than 30 years and only one vaccine has offered 30% protection from the virus‚ too little for it to be used widely.

One of the many difficulties of developing a vaccine is that the virus mutates a lot. “Scientists are working to target parts of the virus that don’t change.” These could be the virus’s “Achilles heel‚” said Morris. Deputy director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute‚ Francois Venter‚ said the improvements in HIV medicine have been “nothing short of a medical miracle”.

“We have gone from a situation in early 90s in which patients had handfuls of tablets that had terrible side effects and did very little‚ to patients today needing a single tablet a day with minimal side effects.” “I am sometimes surprised at the lack of ambition in other medical fields”. He said diabetes research and treatments for high blood pressure had not progressed nearly has fast as the HIV field. – The Times

-Timeslive.co.za

Origins of HIV virus strains traced to gorillas

Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States.

The new information means that researchers now know the origins of all strains of the HIV virus that occur in people.

HIV (HIV-1) has at least four strains. Known as Groups M, N, O and P, each one had its own origin — from ape to man, on at least four separate occasions.

Groups M and N were known to have come from chimpanzees in Cameroon. But until now the origin of the O and P strains had been unknown.

Results of the study led by Martine Peeters, a virologist at France’s Research and Development Institute (IRD) and the University of Montpellier, appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

HIV-1’s Group M is the most widely spread, behind the greatest part of the epidemic with more than 40 million people now infected around the world.

Group P has only been detected in two people so far. And Group O has been found in central and western Africa, infecting about 100,000.

The breakthrough was made possible thanks to genetic samples from chimpanzees and gorillas from Cameroon, Gabon, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“From this study and others that our team has conducted in the past it has become clear that both chimpanzees and gorillas harbor viruses that are capable of crossing the species barrier to humans and have the potential to cause major disease outbreaks,” Peeters said.

“Understanding emerging disease origins is critical to gauge future human infection risks,” she added.

Since 1981, about 78 million people have been infected by HIV, which destroys immune cells and leaves the body exposed to tuberculosis, pneumonia and other opportunistic diseases.

Thirty-nine million have died, according to UN estimates.

The team of scientists is from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Montpellier, the University of Edinburgh, and other institutions.

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Chinese grandfather supports petition to expel HIV positive boy from village

The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul-searching in China.

Some 200 residents – including the eight-year-old’s own grandfather – signed a petition to expel him from their village in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, in a bid to “protect villagers’ health”.

The case has prompted huge debate on Chinese social media and highlighted the stigma attached to the disease in a country where sufferers face widespread discrimination.

The child’s grandfather and guardian Luo Wenhui told the Beijing News daily that when he signed the petition he “hoped that it would make things better,” as the boy would receive improved care elsewhere.

“We are getting too old, and he is getting more naughty…we don’t have the ability to look after him,” Luo said.

“If he didn’t live better outside the village, he could come back.”

The boy, who has been given the pseudonym Kunkun by media, was left in his grandfather’s care when both his parents left the impoverished village to seek work.

 

Scientists ‘find spontaneous HIV cure’

French scientists claimed yesterday to have found the genetic mechanism for a “spontaneous cure” in two HIV-infected men, proposing a new strategy for combating Aids even as other experts urged caution.

The findings were based on a study of two men infected with the human immunodeficiency virus who never developed Aids symptoms.

The virus remained in their immune cells but was inactivated because its genetic code had been altered, said the scientists. They sequenced the HIV genome in samples taken from the pair who, they said, had experienced an “apparent spontaneous cure”.

The mutation might be linked to a common enzyme named APOBEC, the team said. “The work opens up therapeutic avenues for a cure, using or stimulating this enzyme,” they said.

The work, published in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection, was carried out by scientists at France’s Institute of Health and Medical Research.

 

South Africa to test Thai HIV vaccine

South Africa is one step closer to testing a vaccine for HIV after a local trial of the world’s only partially effective Aids jab showed it was safe to use on locals.

Professor Glenda Gray, head of the South African Medical Research Council, announced this at the HIV Research for Prevention conference in Cape Town yesterday.

After 30 years of trying to find a vaccine for HIV, scientists announced success in 2009. The vaccine, named R144, tested in Thailand, had offered people who received it almost 60% protection from the virus for the first year.

After three years, recipients of the vaccine were 31% less likely to get the virus.

Scientists wanted to test the vaccine in South Africa because even 30% to 40% protection against HIV would reduce the rate of new infections, said Gray.

 

Man ordered to re-marry the wife he divorced after infecting her with HIV

A middle-aged man has been ordered to re-marry the wife he divorced after infecting her with HIV/AIDs virus.

This was the verdict given after the case was brought before it by the aggrieved wife.

The husband by name, Abdullahi Ahmad was dragged to the court by his ex-wife, Umma Usman, who told the court that the defendant had divorced her and asked her to vacate his house after infecting her with the dreaded disease.

The victim informed the honourable court that both of them had been living together as a couple for about 13 years and that she had several children with him before she later found out that he is HIV positive.

The court was also told that the defendant issued the hapless woman a divorce letter, knowing that he infected her with the disease.

Umma is praying the court to quash the divorce letter issued to her by her husband and compel him to re-marry her since he is the one that infected her.

In his verdict, the Judge, granted the complainant’s plea, cancelled the divorce letter issued to her by the husband and ordered him to immediately re-marry her.

He said under Islamic Sharia Law, “it is binding on the husband to stay with the woman for the rest of his life being the one responsible for her getting an infection that has no known cure.”

He ordered him to take good care of the woman henceforth.

Popular TV Preacher warns viewer against visiting Kenya as he might get AIDS

American televangelist Pat Robbertson has warned a viewer of his 700 club against travelling to Kenya as they might contract AIDS. This happened on the Bring It On segment of the show.

The preacher was responding to an email from the anonymus viewer who indicated that he planned on visiting Kenya in December and wanted health precautions against ebola. The preacher went on to say that there have not been notable cases of ebola in Kenya and that the viewer should be more worried about AIDS as people have it in Kenya.

Below is a screenshot of the message from the viewer

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Origin of AIDS pandemic ‘was 1920s Kinshasa’

The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.

An international team of scientists say a “perfect storm” of population growth, sex and railways allowed HIV to spread.

A feat of viral archaeology was used to find the pandemic’s origin, the team report in the journal Science.

They used archived samples of HIV’s genetic code to trace its source, with evidence pointing to 1920s Kinshasa.

Their report says a roaring sex trade, rapid population growth and unsterilised needles used in health clinics probably spread the virus.

Meanwhile Belgium-backed railways had one million people flowing through the city each year, taking the virus to neighbouring regions.

Experts said it was a fascinating insight into the start of the pandemic.

HIV came to global attention in the 1980s and has infected nearly 75 million people.

It has a much longer history in Africa, but where the pandemic started has remained the source of considerable debate.

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UK Big brother 8 winner reveals he got HIV from a stripper

“Evel Dick” Donato says a romp with a Vegas stripper is why he’s HIV positive … so he thinks.

Dick says he had unprotected sex with the stripper who he says got her period during intercourse. “When I woke up, she was gone and I looked like I had murdered someone.”

Donato was diagnosed in 2011 from blood tests administered on “Big Brother.” Donato says he left the show and broke the news to his mother and his girlfriend calling it the “hardest conversation I have ever had to have.”

Dick says his girlfriend who tested negative was amazing assuring him they would get through it. She stuck by him for the next two years, until they split in 2013. They’re appearing on “Couples Therapy” to see if they can re-ignite their relationship.

As for the whole unprotected sex thing Dick says he already had a vasectomy so as far as he was concerned he had eliminated the only known risk. Clearly he didn’t know unprotected sex is risky.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/02/evel-dick-donato-big-brother-hiv-vegas-stripper-sex/