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.
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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.