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  1. SWAZILAND: HIV stigma still a barrier
  2. UGANDA: Anti-gay bill could be passed before Christmas
  3. UGANDA: Sex workers missing out on HIV care
  4. HEALTH: TB response failing children


SWAZILAND: HIV stigma still a barrier
MBABANE، 12/11/2012 (IRIN) - Stigma against HIV-positive people is hobbling national efforts to encourage testing, and to get more people to access antiretrovirals (ARVs), according to findings from a stigma index compiled by Swazis living with HIV. full report
UGANDA: Anti-gay bill could be passed before Christmas
KAMPALA، 13/11/2012 (IRIN) - Uganda's parliament will, before Christmas, pass a highly controversial bill which seeks more stringent punishments for people engaging in homosexual acts and those perceived to be "promoting" homosexuality, says the speaker of the house. full report
UGANDA: Sex workers missing out on HIV care
KAMPALA، 14/11/2012 (IRIN) - Sex workers in Uganda's capital, Kampala, are reluctant to seek HIV testing and treatment services, putting their health in jeopardy, preliminary results of a new study reveal. full report
HEALTH: TB response failing children
JOHANNESBURG، 16/11/2012 (IRIN) - The global fight against tuberculosis (TB) has failed children: most TB programmes under-diagnose, under-treat or completely leave children with TB out, despite the increase in paediatric TB, and rising numbers of children who are infected with drug-resistant forms of TB strains, according to new research. full report
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