International Condom Day 2018

International Condom Day seeks to promote the use of condoms as a means of preventing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms are thin rubber covers that a man wears on his penis during sexual intercourse as a contraceptive or as protection against STIs. Condoms are made from various materials such as latex, non-latex, […]

PrEP Treatment as Prevention [TasP]

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill (brand name Truvada) contains two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV. When someone […]

PrEP EFFECTIVENESS

Truvada for PrEP provides 92%-99% reduction in HIV risk for HIV-negative individuals who take the pills every day as directed. If a daily dose is missed, the level of HIV protection may decrease. It only works if you take it. People who use PrEP correctly and consistently have higher levels of protection against HIV. According […]

SYPHILIS (Passage and Treatment) – HIV Relation

It’s extremely important that you get tested and treated for syphilis. Left untreated, syphilis can cause you to get very, very ill. Syphilis will not go away if left untreated. Some symptoms may go away but syphilis will remain and can slowly cause damage to your body. If you’ve got HIV, syphilis can hit you harder and faster.Syphilis […]

USE CONDOM, STOP INFECTION

When Is Safer Sex Important? The rules are simple. Whenever you have sexual intercourse (or oral sex), practice safer sex by using a condom or dental dam (a square of latex recommended for use during oral sex). When used properly and consistently, condoms are close to 99 percent effective in preventing transmission of HIV. But […]

Report on Worlds AIDS Day (1st December)- Nairobi

HOYMAS WORLD AIDS DAY IN NAIROBI – DECEMBER 1-2017. December 1 is World AIDS Day, and Hoymas like any other institute joined the millions of individuals and organizations around the globe in commemorating this day.   Under the 2017 national theme “RIGHT TO HEALTH”, this year’s events shall focus on encouraging prevention efforts in our […]

Report on Worlds AIDS day (1st December)- Mombasa

     THIS REPORT IS BASED ON THE ACTIVITIES THAT WERE CARRIED OUT AT THE MOMBASA PROCESSION THAT OCCURRED ON THE 1ST OF DECEMBER 2017 TO DEPICT THE WORLD AIDS DAY 2017.   THIS REPORT IS MEANT FOR – HOYMAS KENYA. DATE PREPARED – 2ND DECEMBER 2017. PURPOSE OF REPORT _ TO DEPICT THE HAPPENINGS THAT […]

HIV MONTHLY. OCTOBER 2017

HIV   MONTHLY OCTOBER 2017       TOP STORY PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV & ON ART CANNOT TRANSMIT HIV AFFIRMS CDC             INNOVATION: FOCUS ON HIV: 6 MOMBASA FIGHTS 7 US AFFIRMS ITS HIV & HEROIN COMMITMENT ADDICTION TO THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST HIV AND AIDS 1 HIV MONTHLY […]