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  1. ETHIOPIA: Safe water critical to health of HIV-positive people
  2. HEALTH: Rates of extensively drug resistant TB grow


ETHIOPIA: Safe water critical to health of HIV-positive people
ADDIS ABABA، 27/8/2012 (IRIN) - Beletu Hailemariam, 32, is HIV-positive and knows she should avoid contracting opportunistic infections that could further compromise her immune system. But she lives in one of poorer suburbs of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, and has to share a toilet with dozens of people and walk long distances to access clean water. A year ago, she was diagnosed with typhoid. full report
HEALTH: Rates of extensively drug resistant TB grow
JOHANNESBURG، 30/8/2012 (IRIN) - A new international study published in The Lancet finds that extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is more widespread than previously thought, and growing, leading researchers to reiterate calls for better infection control and new drugs. full report
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