More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from WHO and partners.
Descovy is an updated version of Truvada containing a new form of the drug tenofovir that is safer for bones and the kidneys, at least among those with HIV. Gilead Sciences has begun a major trial to compare the efficacy of Descovy versus Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV.
Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. Fiscal policies that lead to at least a 20% increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption of such products.
Blink Tower, a Cape Town based company makes animated explainer videos. They made a very clear educational video about HIV: What is HIV? How can you get HIV? Sexual behaviour that increases the risk of HIV transmission. How to prevent HIV? etc. The video is available in English and Zulu.