20 February 2020
Scientists identify new human genes controlling HIV infection
Viruses are parasites. The only way they can grow is by hijacking their hosts. When they infect a human host, viruses use human proteins to multiply and modify the human cells to sustain the infection. At the same time, the human host activates defense mechanisms to fight the infection.
Most current drugs against viral infections target the virus itself. But scientists are interested in developing therapies that aim for host proteins instead, or the genes that produce them, in part because such therapies are believed less likely to elicit drug resistance. A detailed understanding of virus-host interactions is crucial to the success of this strategy.
14 February 2020
Highly active HIV antibody restricts development of viral resistance
January 31, 2020
German Center for Infection Research
A research team has identified a new highly active antibody targeting HIV. Whereas the development of viral resistance limits the efficacy of previously described HIV antibodies, the newly identified antibody 1-18 can continuously suppress viral replication. 1-18 there-fore has high potential for successful application in the prevention and treatment of HIV infection
6 February 2020
Mathematicians develop a model of the movement of immune cells
Credit: RUDN University
Mathematicians from RUDN University have developed a computational model that allows predicting the mobility of T-lymphocytes, immune cells that recognize and destroy viruses. The model will help in the treatment of immune system disorders, including those that can lead to cancer, and in the development of HIV vaccines. The study was published in Frontiers in Immunology.
30 January 2020
UNC researchers contribute to breakthrough in HIV cure research
A collaboration between UNC, Emory University and Qura Therapeutics has allowed for a breakthrough in HIV cure research.
To read more click https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/01/hiv-researchers-0128
January 2, 2020
The Adama ARC distributed condoms and IEC/BCC materials to three pensions, named Kifle Selam, Imperial, and Green House. The condoms and IEC/BCC materials are to be kept and read by bar ladies and their partners for the just purpose of HIV prevention.
Decemeber 27, 2019
The Oromia Health Bureau [HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Directorate] produced four posters in Afan Oromo regarding World AIDS Day 2019 which was commemorated in Jimma, Ethiopia. The theme of the event was “ Hawaasni Humna Jijjiiramaati!” meaning Communities make the difference. Therefore, it recognizes the vital role of communities in supporting and educating at a local level, helping to deliver services at a regional level and raising awareness at national level.
December 24, 2019
The below mentioned flyers (SDI 2 2012 and SDI 3 2012) are compiled to high school students. SDI2 2012 is about friendship, of which the students can get some understanding about good friends versus bad friends with particular reference to health perspectives. SDI 3 2012 is about how students can prevent themselves from HIV infections.
13 December 2019
This is SDI 1/2012 [Selective Dissemination of Information] complied by the ARC for the anti-HIV/AIDS club of high schools. It will be posted on the notice board of each and every high school in order that the students can read and get some understanding about the purpose of being abstained from any sexually intercourse. It is clear that abstinence is the first choice of HIV prevention.
5 December 2019
Similar to other high school anti HIV/AIDS clubs, the Dambala High School Anti-HIV/AIDS Club members made educational visits to the Adama AIDS Resource Center on 4 December 2019.
2 December 2019
The World AIDS Day of 2019 recognizes the vital role of communities in HIV prevention and improving the well being of people living with HIV/AIDS. By putting communities at the center, we can achieve zero HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and stigma and discrimination.
As such, the Adama AIDS Resource Center commemorated the World AIDS Day of 2019 with the Ethiopia Federal Police Force, East Division Third Battalion Personnel in the resource center library on December 1, 2019.
Under the theme of “Communities make the difference”, the staffs took part in the discussion, and promised to take active participation and measures for the just purpose of the HIV prevention in their battalion.
World AIDS Day 2019
Hawaasni Humna Jijjirramaati
ማህበረሰብ የለውጥ አቅም ነው
8 November 2019
The Adama HIV/AIDS Resource center has compiled for Question and Answer booklet on HIV/AIDS for youths, They are prepared by Afan Oromo and Amaric as well.
October 11, 2019
CRISPR gene editing can create cells immune to HIV
Transplanted cells persist for 19 months in man with HIV but don't appear to control HIV when treatment stops
CRISPR gene editing was safe and moderately effective in introducing stem cells that lacked the CCR5 receptor and were immune to HIV infection after chemotherapy eradicated the immune system of a man with HIV and acute lymphocytic leukaemia, Chinese researchers report in this week.
4 September 2019
29 August 2019
28 August 2019
Newly developed approach shows promise in silencing HIV infection
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a new potential medication that works with an HIV-infected person's own body to further suppress the ever present but silent virus that available HIV treatments are unable to combat.
Although the potential new drug could complement the current HIV anti-retroviral therapy (ART) medications, it may also be possible that it could lead to HIV remission without a lifetime of taking ART medications. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
August 23, 2019
FACT SHEET – GLOBAL AIDS UPDATE 2019
2018 GLOBAL HIV STATISTICS
· 37.9 million [32.7 million–44.0 million] people globally were living with HIV.
· 23.3 million [20.5 million–24.3 million] people were accessing antiretroviral therapy.
· 1.7 million [1.4 million–2.3 million] people became newly infected with HIV.
· 770 000 [570 000–1.1 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses.
· 74.9 million [58.3 million–98.1 million] people have become infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic.
· 32.0 million [23.6 million–43.8 million] people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic.
The staff of Adama ARC planted 400 seedlings in their compound as part of Green Ethiopian Campaign on July 29. 2019.
July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019 — Researchers have for the first time eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA -- the virus responsible for AIDS -- from the genomes of living animals. The study marks a ... read more
May 31, 2019
The Adama ARC distributed condoms and IEC/BCC materials for four hotels. Totally, it was enabled to distribute 1300 IEC/BCC and 15, 264 condoms for 17 hotels and one military camp in last four months.
April 30, 2019
According to the Annual Plan of 2011 in E.C., the Adama ARC produced two IEC/BCC materials entitled as
The two materials was prepared in Afaan Oromo and Amharic as well.
Several governmental and non governmental organizations have got these brochures and leaflets.
March 27, 2019
No matter who you are, this test is for you
Testing is an important step toward staying healthy
You can protect your health with three important steps:
1. Get regular checkups.
2. Get tested to make sure you don’t have any diseases that you don’t know about, like HIV.
3. Follow your health care provider’s advice.
For more information click No matter who you are, this test is for you
The London patient: "A critical moment in the search for an HIV cure."
Experts are extremely hopeful after a second man, who has subsequently been dubbed the 'London patient', was 'functionally cured' of HIV after undergoing a stem cell transplant
The president of the International Aids Society on Tuesday hailed the news that a second person was reported to be HIV-free, after a stem cell transplant, as a critical moment in the search for an HIV cure for the disease.
For more Information The London patient: "A critical moment in the search for an HIV cure."
March 19. 2019
The Adama ARC has distributed 9, 792 condoms and 800 IEC/BCC materials to 15 hotels and one military camp.
March 5, 2010
500 IEC/BCC materials and 7776 condoms have been given to 10 hotels and pensions so far.
February 22, 2019
The AARC distributed IEC/BCC materials and condoms to four more hotels. These hotels are located in kebele 06 , Adama
- Mati Hotel
- Achamelesh Hotel
- Rimon Pension
- West Wellega Hotel
February 21, 2019
Today, the AARC has distributed some IEC/BCC materials and condoms to three more hotels in Adama.Terefe Pension, Sina Pension, and Imperial Hotel have been given these materials to put them in the bedrooms to be used by their respective customers.
Providing Condoms to Terefe Pension
IEC/BCC displayed at bedrooms of Terefe Pension.
The Public Service and Human Development Department of East Shewa gave training on the new public service reforms to the Adama AIDS Resource Center. The training was given for two consecutive days in the AARC.
The Adama AIDS Resource Center has distributed condoms and IEC/BCC
materials to four hotels that are supposed to be where sexual practices have been taken
The four hotels are:
1. Millennium Hotel, located near The New Bus Stations
2. Oromia Hotel near the Addis Ababa Bus Station
3. ALmaz Pension around the Addis Ababa Bus Station
This was undertaken from 21/05/2011 t0 22/05/2011
World AIDS Day 2018
In collaboration with Adama City Health Office and Trans Ethiopia, the Adama AIDS Resource Center undertook World AIDS Day Campaign from 17/03/2011 to 22/03/2011 at Trans Ethiopia Compound in Adama, Ethiopia.
Having the current World AIDs Day theme “Know your status”, the AARC set three objectives
1. To commemorate those citizens who lost their lives due to HIV/AIDS epidemic
2. To Provide the Trans Ethiopia Community the required awareness on HIV/AIDS prevention
3. To initiate the community to participate in the voluntary and counseling testing [VCT]
Accordingly, the management of the Trans Ethiopia has done a great deal of job by preparing the event, and mobilizing their long distance drivers to take part on the campaign.
Obbo Mahadi Yasin the head expert of HIV/AIDS prevention and Control in Adama City Health Office gave the audiences the desirable awareness on HIV/AIDS prevention. He also gave the answers to the questions raised from the participants.
Finally, the volunteered participants went through HIV Testing [VCT]. It was possible to screen the blood of individuals for their HIV status.
Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in early trial
Scientists have created an experimental HIV vaccine that is able to neutralize HIV in animals.
Psted August 7, 2018
90-90-90: An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic
By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression
Posted August 8, 2018
The Adama AIDS Resource Center produced a new IES/BCC brochure on on April 2018.
The below listed brochures were prepared on importance of abstinence.
WORLD AIDS DAY 2017
The Adama AIDS Resource Center, in collaboration with Adama City Health Office undertake World AIDS Day campaign at East Shewa Prison from 28 November 2017 to 1 December 2017.
The main objectives of the campaign were:
- To commemorate those millions citizens who died due to HIV/AIDS, and show our solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS.
- To give awareness on HIV/AIDS for prison inmates on the major risks of homo sexual practices in prison.
- To undertake VCT [Voluntary Counseling and Testing] for prisoners.
According to the Ethiopian Multi-sectored HIV/AIDs Response Strategy, all health facilities and organizations ought to work on MARPS [Most AT Risk Peoples] to bring the desirable behavioral change in combating and preventing HIV/AIDS epidemic. Prisons are one of those considered as MARPS.
Obbo Mehadi Yasin, the HIV/AIDS expert from Adama City Health Office gave the inmates HIV/AIDS awareness, particularly on the HIV/AIDs risks of home sexual practices. After question and answers sessions with the prisoners, the VCT program was begun, and a large number of inmates screened their blood for HIV test.
the first brochur produced by Adama ARC on October 2017
Addis Abeba – October 06/2017 – Accurate data on the number of Ethiopians who have died of HIV/AIDS in the last three decades in Ethiopia are hard to come bay, but according to an estimate by the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO), there were on average 19,743 deaths every year, which left behind about 247,250 children orphaned.