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  1. KENYA: Study finds high acceptability, challenges with PrEP use
  2. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Governments failing to address cervical cancer
  3. KENYA: Media still need training on HIV


KENYA: Study finds high acceptability, challenges with PrEP use
NAIROBI، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - Among populations at high risk of HIV, there is a high acceptance of pre-exposure prophylaxis - antiretroviral drugs used by HIV-negative people to reduce the risk of their acquiring HIV - a new Kenyan study has found. full report
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Governments failing to address cervical cancer
JOHANNESBURG، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in southern Africa, but new research reveals that governments’ attempts to address the disease have been inadequate. Access to cervical cancer screening services is minimal, few countries in the region have policies on the disease, and treatment remains a major challenge. full report
KENYA: Media still need training on HIV
NAIROBI، 1/11/2012 (IRIN) - Scourge. Plague. Killer disease. All are terms still routinely used by Kenya's media to describe the HIV epidemic more than thirty years after it was first identified. Experts say the media needs to step up to promote a better understanding of the illness. full report
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