For the first time, researchers have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to try to treat a person infected with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV). Scientists in China engineered human stem cells to mimic a rare form of natural immunity to the virus and transplanted them into a man with HIV and blood cancer.
Delta State Government has again reiterated its commitment to quality healthcare provision, just as experts have stressed the need for residents and indigenes of Delta State to make their knowledge of HIV status a continuous affair.
An assertion the other day by an executive of an international non-profit that corruption kills more than malaria and HIV/AIDS diseases is quite instructive and should be taken as a significant remark, which should not be ignored by the authorities in the country.
Medical experts have stressed the need for residents and indigenes of Delta State to know their Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) status. This is coming on the heels of data collated by Caritas Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation that put the cases of HIV in the state at 47,000 against the 69,000 cases recorded previously.
Tina Adesina is a Senior Public Health Specialist and Data Monitoring Coordinator at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States, Nigeria Programme. She said people needed to be more informed and aware of their hepatitis status and get vaccinated. NKECHI ONYEDIKA-UGOEZE writes. Excerpts