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.

February 19/2019

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.

 

 

 

January 2019

The Adama AIDS Resource Center has distributed    2304 condoms and 200 IEC/BCC

materials to four hotels that are supposed to be where sexual practices have been taken

place frequently.

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

4.     Kifle Selam Hotel is located in kebele 15 [ locally known for the places where bar ladies are doing business]

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/12/2018

 

 

 

Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in early trial

Scientists have created an experimental HIV vaccine that is able to neutralize HIV in animals.

 

 

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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

Download 90–90–90 - An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic

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:

  1. To commemorate those millions citizens who died due to HIV/AIDS, and show our solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS.
  2. To give awareness on HIV/AIDS for prison inmates on the major risks of homo sexual practices in prison.
  3. 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.

Following its official discovery in 1984, HIV/AIDS has seen a rapid spread all over Ethiopia, putting the lives of millions at risk directly or indirectly. Owing to lack of awareness, similar trend is seen in many countries in Africa and Asia.

Like many of these countries, Ethiopia’s fight against HIV/AIDS is one of the few highly paid for projects by western donors, which includes the over US$2 billion contribution by the U.S. government through its program called ‘President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’, making it the ever largest donation coming to the country for HIV/AIDS purpose. Owing to similar coordinated efforts, the spread of the virus has seen a decline over the last two decades especially in urban areas.

The prevalence

The WHO data reveals that up until the end of 2016 more than 70 million people worldwide have been infected with HIV/AIDS of whom about 35 million have died of HIV/AIDS and related complications. Currently, Sub-Saharan African is home to about 36.7 million people living with the virus, making it the most affected in the world.

Data from FHAPCO indicates that there are over 718,550 people living with HIV in Ethiopia alone, a little over 1.18% of the population. According the globally accepted consensus, if the total number of HIV infected people in a given country exceeds the one per cent threshold of the population, that country is considered to be under category of ‘outbreak of the virus.’

The 2016 Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey (DHS) reveals that around 56% of the women and 55% of the men among the surveyed household have never been tested for HIV, an indication the the current number of HIV positives in the country could be a lot more had all the population been tested. And, despite the existence of the large number of people living with HIV/AIDS, only 72% of them are thought to be aware that they are living with the virus; the remaining 28% think they are not infected.

Dr. Achamyeleh Alebachew, Acting Director of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating Directorate of FHAPCO, told Addis Standard that during the 90s and 2000s the number of HIV infected people was so high that among all the patients admitted to hospitals 1/3 to half tested positive for the virus.

Although the spread of the virus has seen a significant decrease Ethiopia could not able to join the top five African countries to approach to control the HIV epidemic until 2020. According to a recent statement from PEPFAR, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are the top 5 African countries where HIV epidemic is coming under control. And as of late, optimism was replaced by talk of the resurgence of the virus, especially among urban population and among university students, throughout the country.

 

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